Breaking Grass • Breaking Grass is a bluegrass band composed of 5 multi-talented guys from Northeast Mississippi. They have been performing at churches, festivals, and community functions since 2007. The band has had the opportunity to perform with many of today’s top bluegrass and gospel artists and have quickly become audience favorites all over the Southeastern Region. In June 2010, they won the Leon Frazier Memorial Gospel Talent Search and recently were named the 2011 State of Mississippi Bluegrass Band Champions at the state-sanctioned competition held in New Albany, MS.
"Breaking Grass combines strong vocal harmonies with skilled instrumentation to create an exciting stage performance filled with traditional favorites as well as exceptionally written original material."
Breaking Grass released their eponymous debut during the summer of 2011. The project was recorded and mixed in Nashville, TN at Dark Shadow Recording and features the songwriting of band leader Cody Farrar. Weaving though a range of songs from murder ballads and tales of love gone wrong to gospel tunes, Breaking Grass tells a story with each track… even throwing in a dash of humor on the final cut.
“Breaking Grass has found a sweet spot in its sound, heavy on bluegrass with just the right amount of country. This album proves Breaking Grass is worthy of its title, and the band has a bright future.” – Scene Now
MEET BREAKING GRASS
Cody Farrar • Cody is the 25 year old son of Vic and Nancy Farrar, from Marietta, MS. He plays guitar and is the lead singer for Breaking Grass. Cody is an accomplished songwriter and wrote all 12 tracks on the latest Breaking Grass project. He is the "personality" of the group and enjoys meeting new people and traveling.
Britt Sheffield • Britt is 24 and from Booneville, MS. He started playing the upright bass just over a year ago but quickly excelled to become the solid foundation of the band. Britt has played the guitar for the past 11 years and is an alumni of Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Campus Country.
Thelton Vanderford • Thelton is from Rienzi, MS and started playing guitar with his dad, the late Ovie Vanderford at the age of 4. He also played lead, steel, and banjo with the late Leon Frazier in groups including the Senators, The Heisman Quartet, and The Frazier Family.
Zach Wooten • Zach is 16 years old, from Dennis, MS, and started playing the guitar at age 9. He took up the mandolin about 4 years ago and in May 2011 won the State of Mississippi Mandolin Championship. Music has always had a huge impact on his life and he would love to have a career in music.
Tyler White • Tyler is 16 years old, from Booneville, MS. He has been playing fiddle for 9 years and was the 2009 Mississippi Jr. Fiddle Champion and has won the Alabama Jr. State Fiddle Championship the past two years. He would like to one day be a studio musician and recording engineer.
FaceBook • www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000125042421
Booking • Tim Wooten, 662-424-2656
Contact • firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule • www.breakingrass.com/Tour.html
WebSite • www.breakingrass.com
ReverbNation • www.reverbnation.com/breakinggrass
Twitter • www.twitter.com/breakinggrass
CDBaby • www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BreakingGrass
iTunes • itunes.apple.com/us/album/breaking-grass/
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