2ality: Steve Grimes and Steve Stusser

Rainshadow Concerts welcomes back 2Ality to the Palindrome on Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 cash or check at the door. Doors open at 7pm.

Direct ticket link: https://www.ticketstorm.com/e/29638/t/

2ality” combines the talents of two Steves, two eclectic guitarists, two songwriters, two woodworkers, and two Geminis. Grimes and Stusser strive to double their fun every time they play, and to double the listening pleasure of their audiences, covering everything from folk to funk with two acoustic guitars and inspired songwriting.

Maui guitarist/songwriter Steve Grimes has amassed quite a volume of original songs, with the bulk of his work coming in the last 10 years. In 2010 Steve was a finalist in the Contemporary Album Of The Year category at the annual HOKU Awards in Honolulu, and in 2012 he won a national songwriting contest for his song Perfect Stranger. Grimes has released three albums of original songs: Labor Of Love (2010), The Ocean Road (2016), and Assorted Chocolates (2017). His music is a gumbo of styles, from acoustic ballads, jazz ballads, pop, folk, bossa, Celtic, funk, and Americana. Itʻs what might happen if you combined John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Michael Franks, Gilberto Gil, and James Taylor.

Grimes is also a renowned luthier, having built guitars for George Benson, Paul Simon, Steve Miller, Walter Becker, Willie Nelson, Larry Coryell, Pat Simmons, Leo Kottke, John Cruz, and Jackson Browne. And a custom ukulele for Jake Shimabukuro.

“I am a multi-stylist songwriter, so all my albums cover a wide swath of genres, from folk to funk. The songs are a concoction of the many musical influences and ingredients that make up the gumbo of my life, both real and imagined.” – Steve Grimes

 

Steve Stusser, of Seattle, was influenced early on by virtuoso guitarists like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, and artists like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchel, and CSNY. Steve has developed a style of his own. Stusser is equally comfortable and proficient on acoustic or electric guitar, in a myriad of genres.  After touring for 15 years in numerous rock, pop, funk, and Americana bands, Steve took a different course. In 1987 he started one of today’s most sought after high end custom furniture companies in Seattle, Stusser Woodworks. For the last 20 years,  Steve has combined his passion for woodworking with his passion for music, and has risen to a level of virtuosity in both professions.

 

Original music video “After The Rain”,  a little bit of sun in these dark times:

Feature documentary in development:

Grimes Guitars, Inc guitars, ukuleles:

grimesguitars.com & facebook.com/grimesguitars

Original songs:

grimestunes.com

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