The Gray family --
"We were always singing at the dinner table or in the car," she said.
The harmonizing seemed to come naturally to the Gray siblings, which also included Barbara and Ben. Their dad, the late
Then, in 1975, Bev brought boyfriend
When the band headlines the Fourth Fridays event in downtown
"We call it GrayMatterizing," Bev said in a recent interview at the
High-energy isn't typically used to describe a folk-rock, Americana band, but GrayMatter embraces the fact it not only is family friendly but enjoys being on stage as a family, too.
The band features Brad on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Barry on vocals and acoustic guitar, Dave on acoustic guitar and tenor banjo and Bev on vocals, 12-string and mini acoustic guitars, bodhran, percussion and flute.
Growing up, the Gray family learned to play several different instruments, but guitar was a constant.
"We're really four people who all want to play guitar and sing," Dave said.
The four musicians write songs, as well, and although they have day jobs, enjoy performing on weekends at such area venues as The Rusted Bucket,
It also performed during the 35th annual Festival for the Eno, which is held every
Prior to the GrayMatter show, the Fourth Fridays event also will include entertainment by Torn Corners at the Depot and Sweet T and the Biscuits
Admission is free, but donations of children's art supplies are appreciated for arts classes at the
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