Avey Grouws Band
Avey Grouws Band have appeared on 1 Big Blues Bender lineup.2023
Avey Grouws Band blends blues, roots, rock, and soul as powerfully as the Mississippi River runs through their home in the Quad Cities of Iowa & Illinois. Led by powerhouse vocalist Jeni Grouws and ace guitar man Chris Avey, the two-time top ten Billboard charting band are known for their gritty sound and engaging, yet banter filled shows. Sophomore album, "Tell Tale Heart", was recorded in Nashville, TN with Grammy award winner, Casey Wasner (Keb' Mo', Taj Mahal). Released September 2021, "Tell Tale Heart" debuted #7 on the Billboard Blues Album chart. Avey Grouws Band also hit #10 on the Billboard with their 2020 debut album, "The Devil May Care".
In addition to charting on Billboard and Roots Music Report, the Living Blues chart, numerous end of year "best of" lists, and getting top honors in the Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition and in the International Songwriting Contest, Avey Grouws Band has been nominated for 6 Independent Blues awards as well as for the BBMAs.