TD Stage - Friday June 14, 9:45 pm
About the Artist
Grandson is a 23 year old alternative artist hailing from Toronto,Canada. Born in the small town of Englewood New Jersey, he relocated to the cultural melting pot of Toronto at a young age and grew up surrounded by music ranging from jazz and rock & roll to rap, dancehall and R&B.
At 17, he relocated to Montreal to attend university and began working in nightclubs, DJing and cleaning tables. He started writing music at this time, incorporating the unique blend of sounds he grew up surrounded by. He started experimenting with music production and rapping, and in 2013, he dropped out of school to relocate to Los Angeles and pursue music full time.
While living in LA, he dove deeply into iconic rock bands such as Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin, all the while keeping an ear on the rap/R&B music emerging out of Toronto and current alternative acts such as Twenty One Pilots and Hiatus Kaiyote. He eventually found a small community of musicians to perform with and set his sights on creating a frantic, mosh pit-inducing live show that provides a cathartic release of energy for concert goers.
Searching for his voice and for meaning in today’s divisive, chaotic world, grandson confronts the most pressing issues of his generation through his songwriting, such as financial inequality, governmental, environmental accountability and social justice, giving these topics a soundtrack with a genuine sense of urgency and frustration. His music also touches on adolescence, relationships, and the insecurities and difficulties of growing up through your 20s. When asked about today’s music scene, he says: “I genuinely believe the world needs honest rock & roll, now more than ever”.