WE ARE IDIOT GRINS


Idiot Grins are a rock and soul band from Oakland, California. They have released three albums - Quarry in 2010, the critically acclaimed Big Man in 2015, now State of Health in December 2017. The reviews of State of Health are uniformly ecstatic, praising the band’s songwriting and musicianship. State of Health features the sublime backing vocals of Oakland’s own Byrd Sisters, together with an all star horn lineup led by the legendary Johnny Bamont.

Idiot Grins are John Hansen -lead vocals, Evan Eustis - bass, mandolin and vocals, Mike Conner - keyboards, Michael Melgoza - drums and a Randy Strauss on guitar.

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ALBUMS

State of Health

State of Health

Big Man

Big Man

Quarry

Quarry

REVIEWS

PRESS


HuffPost

Huffington Post

"If you’re in the mood for some tasty, fun music, look no further"

IndiePulse

Indie Pulse Music

"truly a treat to hear"

Nashville

Nashville Music Guide

"a hunk of funk and a shot of soul"

Aupium

Aupium

"existential waters where you swim through the flooding synths and drums"

Tattoo

Tattoo.com

"abounding with positive vibes and summer lovin’ "

SpillMag

Spill Magazine

"I can’t stop grinning along with them"

Music-News

Music-News

"an unstoppable harmonic force"

Contemporary

Contemporary Fusion

"the best soul tune I’ve heard (yet) in 2018"

VinylMag

"...soulful big band swing that sounds like it belongs in the ‘60s, but was made in 2015"

Moxi Pop

MoxiPop

"downright fun"

Skope Mag

Skope Mag

"Idiot Grins offers the best of country and soul"

Libro Musica

Libro Musica

"a new album to brag about"

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