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A Snootful of Gritt

by Donald Greyeagle Gritt

Could be mistaken for country, but make no mistake, this is a whole other country.
Genre: Country: Outlaw Country
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1. Mississippi Mindset
5:00 $0.99
2. Feelin' Scrotal
4:43 $0.99
3. Fire in the Hole
3:22 $0.99
4. A Snootful of Grit
3:15 $0.99
5. Exposed to Texas
4:29 $0.99
6. The Ferris Wheel Girl
4:01 $0.99
7. Rot
6:34 $0.99
8. Skunkville
4:03 $0.99
9. Legend of the Chipotle Eels
4:01 $0.99
10. The Suckfish Song
3:00 $0.99
11. Ramblin' Man
7:20 $0.99
12. The Green Eagle of Death
3:17 $0.99
13. Man Those Pants Were Tight
3:24 $0.99
14. Night Train to Hell
2:54 $0.99
15. Sodbuster
3:23 $0.99
16. Long Distance Call to My Ass
3:25 $0.99
17. A Snootful of Grit
3:32 $0.99
18. Slip Out
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Album Notes
On a deserted West Texas road, at a “no facilities” rest stop, sits an aging, grizzled figure of a man next to a rusted pickup truck. With his guitar he plucks out the parts to a new song inspired by a swarm of flies and some roadkill that is past its prime.

In a dimly-lit bar in the humid bayous of East Texas a man and his band of Unusual Suspects perform before an enthusiastic but confused audience – the man has forgotten the lyrics to his own song.

Taken aside into a glass-walled anteroom, a man stands stoically as a corporate executive with bad breath verbally abuses him for spilling a tamale pie into the studio mixer.

The man described above is Donald Greyeagle Gritt. Whether tunneling out of a Mexican jail or scraping the barnacles off of the hull of a shrimp boat, music is always foremost in his mind. Although he is reluctant to talk about himself, he does say of his backup band, “They are a bunch of wild animals with this unexplainable sexual magnetism. A woman knows she’s spent the weekend with someone in the band if the motel bed sheets wind up looking like a car windshield after a long road trip.”

This album and a half, A Snootful of Gritt, is stuffed up to its neck warmer with songs. Perhaps no one is more qualified to describe the album than Donald Greyeagle Gritt himself:

“It’s not so much an album anymore, seein’ as they are gonna chop it up and sell it piecemeal like a stolen SUV. This album represents days of hard work over many years . . . oh, and a half-hearted desire to pay back the $83,000 advance from the record company. They say we blew all that money on wine, women, and song – but actually we were pretty light on the song.”

As the sun sets in the west, a phantom horseman heads east following the wind left behind by his ancestors. Riding a spotted horse, the man is wearing only his hat and a pair of (mostly) white boxer shorts. That’s no man. That’s a musician and a poet. That’s Donald Greyeagle Gritt.



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