Band: Brittany Grimes
Date: Friday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m.
Venue: Manci’s Antique Club, 1715 Main St. (Daphne), www.mancisantiqueclub.com
The Alabama Gulf Coast is home to a rich and versatile lineup of singer-songwriters, including Brittany Grimes, who according to her bio, made her first appearance at the Flora-Bama before she entered elementary school. Since then, she has used a number of regular Flora-Bama singer-songwriters, such as Bo Roberts and Rhonda Hart, as role models. Barely into her teens, Grimes took on the Nashville scene with performances at CMA Fest, Tootsie’s and the Blue Bird Café.
Grimes’ vocals have a sugary soul quality that highlights her original songs. While some might lump her into the country world, some of Grimes’ compositions can dip into a grooving folk sound. This unique aspect of her music has attracted not only listeners but her fellow singer-songwriters.
Fellow artist Eric Erdman and Grimes have collaborated onstage as well as on Erdman’s song “Tangled Up with You.”