The Austin 100: Great Grandpa At times anthemic, at times lightly countrified and at times both, Great Grandpa's sound feels wired for the present day.
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The Austin 100: Great Grandpa

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Great Grandpa.

West Smith/Courtesy of the artist

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: On 2019's tremendous Four of Arrows, Great Grandpa crafts an alternately tense and jangly set of songs about soothing fears, overcoming separation and getting out of your own head. At times anthemic, at times lightly countrified and at times both, Great Grandpa's sound feels wired for the present day — steeped in existential anxiety, uncompromising in its grandiosity.

Listen to Great Grandpa's "Bloom"

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