The Grift is a popular club, wedding, and event-band based in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. Their sound defies easy categorization, blending booty-shaking grooves and improvisation with radio-friendly hooks, witty lyrics, and tight vocal harmonies. Grift shows are energetic and original, with band members swapping instruments and occasionally playing two at a time. Their deep catalog of original music blends roots-rock and pop and jam.
The Grift was formed by two Middlebury College grads Clint Bierman and Jeff Vallone in 1999, and since then has performed 2,300+ shows in 25 states and four countries. The current lineup of The Grift have been together for almost 20 years with Peter joining in 2003. TheGrift.com
If you were along the west side of the parade route, you may appear here on TV! We were behind a tractor rather than the band, so the only soundtrack is a diesel engine chugging along, punctuated by your cheers. Recorded 5/29/23
Neon Ramblers (formerly Dojo) is a project from members of The Grift that takes classic (mostly 80’s) pop tunes and turns them into Bluegrass favorites. Who are Neon Ramblers you ask? Let me tell you: Clint Bierman (Banjo, vocals) Jeff Vallone (Bass, vocals) Peter Day (Guitar, vocals) Matt Schrag (Mandolin, vocals) Ben Lively (Fiddle) Josh Panda (Percussion, vocals)
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