Grinderswitch Bio: In 1973 Dru Lombar, Joe
Dan Petty, Larry Howard and Rick Burnett moved to a farm outside of Warner Robbins,
Georgia and for 10 months the band wrote and rehearsed material for what was to become
their first album on Capricorn Records. The album "Honest to Goodness". With the
release of their first album came non-stop touring with The Allman Bros Band, The Marshall
Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, Wet Willie and Lynyrd Skynrd.
For the next three years the band stayed on the road and released the critically
acclaimed "Macon Tracks" and "Pullin Together". Then in 1976 after
returning from a major European tour with MTB and Bonnie Bramlett, Grinderswitch entered
the studio to record what would become their biggest album "Redwing". But their
label had financial problems, times were tough, but the band stuck together. Then Dick
Wooley, who had left Capricorn to start "Rabbit Records" bought their contract
from Capricorn and in 1977 released "Redwing", on Rabbit and it was distributed
worldwide by Atlantic Records.
The band was impressed by the amount of
promotion the album was receiving and they went into the studio to record ten more
tracks for Dick's label, an album with the working title, "Chasing
Wild Desires". Then came DISCO music, DISCO movies, etc. etc. and suddenly the Southern Music scene just disappeared...
Fast-forward to 2004, Dru Lombar again teamed with old friend Dick
Wooley, who now had King Mojo Records and they began planning a new recording of
Grinderswitch. Dru had given much thought about this new album, the first album to be
released in decades. Dru with his great song writing skills penned several powerful new
songs like, "Holding on to someone letting go". Dru had a great new line up of
band members; Wally Condon on drums, Eddie Stone, keyboards and vocals, Steve Miller, base
and vocals, and Jack Corcaran on guitar. Dru
also had Lee Webster, Bethany Saja, Jude Allan and Jana Stanley on background vocals and
Dru's duet with the talented Miranda Louise is not to be missed.
Dru Lombar was making his best
music ever, just listen to his lyrics and vocals on the newest album "Ghost Train