• No Depression review

    No Depression reviewed our show at Red Clay Music Foundry in Atlanta!

    "Spellbinding. You just might think you hear and see a ghost or two. Granville Automatic are top-notch songwriters, performers and historians."

  • Upcoming shows

    Catch us in Atlanta at Red Clay Music Foundry February 12 with Pierce Pettis, Kate Campbell and Tom Kimmel.

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with us in the round at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. It's sold out, but you can win two passes on our Facebook page.

    Next weekend, we're headed to the Florida Panhandle and then out to California with the awesome Travis Meadows and our full band! Check the tour page for all dates and times.

  • New Album Recording is Done!

    We are proud to announce that the new album is complete! We finished vocals and overdubs in Brooklyn this week. The blizzard didn't stop us.

    There are nine tracks - featuring guest appearances by members of the band Hem, James Abrams of the Abrams Brothers, Jeremy Ezell of The Well Reds, and pedal steel master Bob Hoffnar. The record was produced by Gary Maurer of Hem, who counts many Union veterans in his Ohio family tree.

    Mixing begins in February. A release date for "An Army Without Music: Civil War Stories from Hallowed Ground"  will be announced soon.

  • Unkovr

    Thanks to Ted Russell Kamp and for the feature:

    "The songwriting team of Vanessa Olivarez and Elizabeth Elkins is a powerful one. Their music is rooted in the deep traditions of the American South and they write about history in a way that is both personal and timeless."

  • Rose of Sharon video

    Video number four in our "An Army Without Music: Civil War Stories from Hallowed Ground" series is now live!

    This is "Rose of Sharon", recorded in Mansfield, Red River Parish, Louisiana. It features a special guest appearance by Charles Whitstine of the Grammy-nominated bluegrass duo the Whitstein Brothers on mandolin. His grandsons, Charles Wesley and Jesse, appear as soldiers.

    A rose of Sharon, also known as a Confederate rose, was often etched on jewelry given by soldiers to their sweethearts before they went away to war. This story was inspired by a friend's great-great-great grandfather, who left home to fight in the Red River Valley campaign. He was last seen sitting under an old oak tree, and was never heard from again. The Battle of Mansfield was the largest battle within that campaign. Today, the land is scarred by lignite mining operations.

    A special thank you to Richard Holloway of the Civil War Roundtable of Central Louisiana, and to the Whitstine family.

    We have three more recording sites left: Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. These recordings will be a part of our next album, "An Army Without Music." We're making a double disc - one side, live recordings - the other side, studio versions of the same songs produced by Gary Maurer (of the band Hem) in Brooklyn.

  • SXSW

    Austin, Texas...come hang with us:

    Thursday March 13, 2014
    NotSXSW at Giddy Ups - Full Band
    Austin, TX
    7:00 p.m.

    Saturday March 15, 2014
    NotSXSW at Giddy Ups
    Austin, TX
    2:00 p.m.

    Saturday March 15, 2014
    SXSW showcase at 219 West
    Austin, TX
    6:10 p.m.