WE ARE IDIOT GRINS


In 2012 Idiot Grins made Quarry. East Bay Express inexplicably referred to us as, “zydeco-rockish” and said the album was “charming but torpid” and “self-released”. Technically, the East Bay Express is also “self-released” so dudes, chill out! THEN, we brought you BIG MAN. We made this over 2014 and ’15, and had help from some heavy hitters. We were thrilled to record with Johnnie Bamont and Mic Gillette from Tower of Power and Huey Lewis and the News on horns, and the incomparable Joe Goldmark on pedal steel.

The Idiots are proud to bring you our latest release, STATE OF HEALTH. More rock, some soul, some funk, and great players for you. The Byrd Sisters bring lovely harmonies and class it up a bit. Great horns, great guitar, some pedal steel and some fun songs. What more do you want? Geez! Give it a try already.

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State of Health

State of Health

Big Man

Big Man

Quarry

Quarry

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HuffPost

Huffington Post

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

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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