Featured Artist of the Week: John Grant

12/16/2011
– Angel Russell
John Grant came to song writing a little later than a lot of musicians. An American native, he grew up singing in church choirs and playing the piano, but he devoted his time at 18 to learning Russian and German and getting a translation certificate. After some time in Germany and a brief stint in a choir there, someone told him he should sing. He returned to the US started a band (that has since broken up) called The Czars. After their demise he went on to complete his project Queen of Denmark released on April 19, 2010 through the Bella Union label. In May 2010 Mojo magazine gave the album the “Instant Classic” award and that December chose it as the best album of 2010. Over a year later it’s impact remains. Here is a video by Ewan Jones Morris for John Grant’s song “I Wanna Go to Marz”.

“I Wanna Go to Marz” by John Grant from Ewan Jones Morris on Vimeo.

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