Nashville, TN. (Top40 Charts/ www.grits7.com) - On the verge of releasing their new album Redemption, Tennessee natives Coffee and Bonafide, collectively known as Grits, have established a formidable track record in their 12-year recording career. With independent sales of over half a million albums, the duo has maintained a consistency and fresh appeal that few artists can match. Redemption is due for release January 30 on Gotee Records, and the group is already booked into Fall with dozens of shows across the country.
Cultivated with a wide range of sounds, the album's versatility is only eclipsed by its vulnerability. "This is what we eat, sleep, and breathe," says Coffee. "In the end, if this music isn't honest, if it isn't something that we love, and if we aren't baring our souls, then there is something wrong. We wanted an album that you could play from front to back, where every song was 'the single.' I think this will inspire and encourage, as well as bump and make your head nod. We stepped up our game this time around. I think this album has it all."
Redemption features club-friendly production and engineering skills from Ghost, Carterboy, Snuck D, Nyse, Form, Crisis, Rio, Mo Henderson and T-Boogie, and overall co-production from Grits. Guest appearances include Pigeon John, Brainwash Projects, btwice, Antonio Neal, Iz and underground icon Canibus.
The ardent, long-time fanbase of Grits began supporting the Redemption project early, with consistent downloads on the group's music and voice ringtones via www.gotee.com. The album solidifies Grits natural talent, experience and fearless dedication to their craft in the wake of today's whirlwind music industry.
GRITS TOUR DATES
1/6 - Candler, NC @ The Rock Church (273 Monte Vista Rd)
2/3 - Ocean City, MD - Winter Fest @ Ocean City Convention Ctr (4001 Coastal Hwy)
2/9 - Orlando, FL @ T.D. Waterhouse Center (600 W Amelia St)
2/10 - Ames, IA @ Iowa State Center
2/16 - Estes Park, CO @ YMCA of the Rockies (2515 Tunnel Rd)
2/17 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Baton Rouge River Ctr (275 River Rd S)
2/23 - Houston, TX @ Bammel Road C.O.C. (2700 FM 1960 W City)
2/24 - San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum (3201 E Houston St)
3/3 - Riverside, CA @ Riverside Convention Center (3443 Orange St)
3/9 - Dyersburg, TN @ First Christian Church (200 Community Pk Rd)
3/10 - Tulsa, OK @ Oral Roberts University, Mabee Center
3/17 - Muncie, IN @ Ball State University
3/24 - Ashland, VA @ Randolph Macon College
3/29 - Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre (932 Edgewood Ave S)
3/30 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ The Dolphin (1500 Epcot Resort Blvd)
3/31 - Tampa, FL @ St Pete Times Forum (401 Channelside Dr)
4/1 - Moorhead, MN @ Concordia College Memorial (1111 8th St S)
4/7 - Tempe, AZ @ Arizona State University (1200 S Forrest Ave)
4/21 - Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Memorial (One Center Court)
4/28 - Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium (417 4th Ave N)
5/5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center (3719 Terrace St)
5/25 - San Diego, CA @ The Rock Church
6/15 - Wilmore, KY @ Ichthus Festival
6/19 - Grayson, KY @ Kentucky Christian Univ, Lusby Center
6/29 - Shirleysburg, PA @ Creation East
7/10 - Denton, TX @ Camp Capass
9/2 - Boone, NC @ High Country Youth Festival