LA’s Grand Canyon are one of those rare musical phenoms. Fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist, Casey Shea and vocalist, Amy Wilcox, the six-piece seamlessly draw from classic influences like The Byrds, Springsteen, Tom Petty, Warren Zevon, Fleetwood Mac, and catalyze progression as if ‘now’ and ‘then’ exist on parallel planes. The bridge between the two is quality. The songwriting of Shea and guitarist Joe Guese, offered en masse on Grand Canyon’s upcoming self-titled debut, is timeless and resonant.
Together with Darice Bailey (keys, vocals), Jon Cornell (bass), and Fitz Harris (drums), Grand Canyon offer an admirable opus, self-produced and recorded, and chock full of sweaty, romantic 70s inspired epics, complete with visions of late night rendezvous and unbearable yearnings fueled by emphatic chord patterns that drive ‘em like El Caminos down Ventura Blvd.