Ten Grand was a screamo
rock group from Iowa. The group was mostly centered around the college-town of Iowa City. They played hundreds of gigs between 1998 and 2003. The group was originally called The Vida Blue or Vida Blue. Around 2002 they were approached by an attorney working for the bassist of Phish who was looking to name his group Vida Blue. Though they had little claim to the name to begin with, they settled out of court for $10,000. A few weeks later the band was renamed Ten Grand. Ten Grand consisted of Matt Davis (guitar/vocals), Joel Anderson (guitar/vocals), Zach Westerdahl (bass), and Bob Adams (drums). They group released a number of recordings and eventually signed with Southern Records. Their close friend and performance companion William Elliott Whitmore who opened up countless shows for them also became label-mates.
In 2003, just before the start of a midwest tour, Ten Grand came tragically to a close with the sudden and unexpected death of lead singer Matt Davis, in Bloomington-Normal, IL.
Live video: http://www.archive.org/details/01.24.03_TenGrand
Edited by Jamesismynamo on 1 Jan 2013, 23:02
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