NEW aLBUM OUT NOW!!!
If I were going to be honest, the STORIE GRUBB project began in Chico CA, in 1995 when I started to play guitar and write my own songs. I was fifteen years old and completely obsessed with learning the instrument. I used to record on two old tape players, overdubbing guitars and keyboards back and forth, until I had created these half hour long gibberish pieces. I remember turning my mom's little half of the shop into my studio and I spent as much time as I could out there plucking and creating these odd masterpieces.
After barely graduating high school (and being homeless once or twice), I spent a few years just trying to stay alive. I moved a lot in my early twenties... from Grants Pass Oregon to Paso Robles California ...I lived in Eureka California for a bit and even over to Boise Idaho for a few months in the summer of 2002. It wasn't until I was 23 (in 2003) and living in Ashland, Oregon that I was able to record music again but this time it was all digital and far superior to the old tape players I was used to. I was also able to stay still for a while and focus on songwriting...
Fast forward a few more years (and about 5 monikers later) and here I am in Boise, Idaho with the same sort of set up. I have transformed one of the rooms in my basement into my makeshift recording studio. With an old computer, a few guitars, some keyboards and my ukuleles I now have a way to share the sounds I hear in my head with whomever will listen.
I have always been a visual artist as well. My earliest memories are of me drawing with a crowd of toddlers around me watching in wonder. The STORIE GRUBB comicbook began in Portland,OR in 2008, where I would illustrate the lyrics to my songs and also draw out my thoughts and feelings about the world and universe around me. I now try to meld these two forms of art together because, for me, where one ends the other begins.
Members and Duties:
Vocals,Guitar,Ukulele,Banjo,Harmonica, Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Percussion / Storie Grubb
Accordion and Moral Support/ Matthew Vorhies
The New album, the Length of Tomorrow, is OUT! Finally after about 8 months of tracking, mixing, drawing and mastering it is complete. I am very proud of it and Hope that you are too. It will be available on Itunes, Bandcamp, Soundcloud and other familiar places as well. It is album that for me is totally appropriate for the times we are living in. It is full of themes that I love bringing to light, like war, death, love and life...as well as religion and the relationships one has with fellow human beings on this beautiful planet.
I Hope that one day humanity makes this wonderful place a home and not just a sandbox.
The new album The Length of Tomorrow will be coming out on November 16, 2015. This album is everything you'd expect of STORIE GRUBB and more. Filled with Raw, Honest attempts at communicating something deeper than what you'd find from mainstream contemporaries but also balanced with a soft, almost humorous approach at being a human in this day and age.
Here is the first single Milky Way off the new album ...
Storie Grubb released the single Milky Way on Bandcamp. In the typical "Grubb" fashion it is a song about the end of the world from the points of view of Mother Earth, God, Fundamentalist and the Non Believer. Listen to it here and hear for yourself...
As of today DROLL is no longer the name for my new project. Too many websites and folks out there in this big, beautiful world share the same name. Out of respect for them and making it easier for people to find my work online I am switching everything back to STORIE GRUBB. I know a lot of you don't understand and are going to be very hurt by this but life ...well, the show...must go...on.
DROLL has been busy over the past few weeks. There are two brand new, "lo-fi, no-budget" videos on their YOUTUBE page for your viewing and listening pleasure. THE LONELY MONIKER features puppets and Storie in odd scenes that can only be described as "fun and weird". The Second video PAMELA features the group's accordion player MATT VORHIES and his twin brother STEPHEN in a playful, fun filled chase scene that allows viewers, who are not from BOISE, to experience the city in a nontraditional fashion. Both videos were individually shot and cut in one day. Which leaves us wondering: What could DROLL do with two days and a tiny budget? Maybe someday we will find out.
Find these videos and more here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdurSP-P9KQKTjD2yYtk__Q
On May 1, 2015 DROLL released their second album FASHION IS FAKE through BANDCAMP. This album is so new that no one has created the words to describe it yet. STORIE GRUBB serves up 11 more songs that range in genre from Folk to Punk-Pop. This time around we hear keyboards, banjo, electric guitar and bass that creates a more full, well-rounded sound and offers up a glimpse of what the future has in store for this self-proclaimed Antifolk project.
DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM HERE: https://droll1.bandcamp.com/album/fashion-is-fake
DROLL releases their first album, A DURTY WORLD (THE BEDROOM RECORDINGS), on BANDCAMP. A collection of 17 songs that singer/songwriter STORIE GRUBB recorded on "...an old dying computer with old dying instruments". Originally meant to be a side project to his other band, STORIE GRUBB AND THE HOLY WARS, DROLL has now become his primary gig.
DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM : https://droll1.bandcamp.com/album/a-durty-world-the-bedroom-recordings