THE GRIZZLY BAND signs with Altercation Records

Altercation Records, a long-running punk label based jointly in Austin, Texas and New York, has announced the signing of Houston’s outlaw country-rock 5-piece THE GRIZZLY BAND.

“My good friend and amazing Houston musician Jason Bancroft turned me on to Grizzly last summer,” explained Altercation co-owner JT Habersaat. “They played our annual Mid-Summer Night Scream festival and I was instantly interested. They have great energy and are true Texas.” 

The band, who combine searing riffs, steel pedal guitar harmonies and the gruff, working-class vocals of leader Chad Grizzly, have long been a fixture of the Houston scene. Often drawing comparisons to the likes of Lucero, Johnny Cash and Chuck Ragan, the band has recently shared the stage with such contemporaries as Zeke, Old Man Markley and Riverboat Gamblers. 

“We couldn’t be more excited and proud to join the Altercation Records family,” said guitarist / vocalist Chad Grizzly. “JT and Travis, as well as the other bands on the label, have been really supportive and made us feel right at home with our decision.” 

The band’s album ‘Lost & Found’ will see release worldwide later this year. Grizzly is slated to appear on the 2014 Rocklahoma Festival alongside Black Label Society, Deftones and more over Memorial Day weekend.

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