Grainery Road

3 Dollar Suit

Grainery Road
Performed By 3 Dollar Suit
Album UPC 884501790376
CD Baby Track ID 9936109
Label 3 Dollar Suit
Released 2012-09-18
BPM 109
Rated 0
ISRC ushm91224181
Year 2012
Spotify Plays 136
Writer John K. Smith
Pub Co John K. Smith
Composer John K. Smith
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master
Rights Easy Clear: Master
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - Pennsylvania


Alternative Folk mixing styles ranging from blues and rock to classic American folk.


Grainery Road - The debut album from alternative-folkers 3 Dollar Suit.
Described as mixing the sounds of Jakob Dylan, The Band, Eddie Vedder & Beck - 3 Dollar Suit takes you on a journey down Grainery Road & beyond.

3 Dollar Suit – Seven Valleys based band loosens the reigns on alternative folk.
To say the Seven Valleys/Glen Rock, PA corridor is void of history would be an injustice – an outright lie. The old Pennsylvania Railroad’s line which travels through the two bedroom communities is a vital link to not only the past, but also to the charm which binds that part of York County, PA. From Lincoln’s stop at Hanover Junction en route to deliver the Gettysburg Address, to the same president’s slow ride home a year and a half later, or the Good Friday train wreck in 1920, the region’s stories are without bounds, and it’s these stories, as well as those from across the country which the alternative-folk trio 3 Dollar Suit brings to life.

The band – featuring John K. Smith (vocals, guitars, ukulele, harmonica), Bill Kalina (vocals, electric bass), Scott Howard (vocals, guitars) and Bill Lanphier (djembe, percussion) - represents a varied musical background – bluegrass and folk, to rock and blues. That background comes through loud & clear through every verse and bridge in their repertoire.

When they first met to play some tunes, forming a band was not on the docket. But by the end of that first "jam session" there were harmonies, there were arrangements, and there were plenty of ideas for more songs, new & old. That session turned into a weekly get together and before they knew it, they were a band.

Nearly half the group’s tunes are original compositions telling stories of people & places and strewn with irony & humor, love, lust and thoughts of what could’ve been. The same themes from which 3DS pull their assortment of cover songs, most of which the band describes as “obscure.” These range from old folk tunes to songs by contemporary singer-songwriters. With their tonal variations and unique arrangements, they’re known to keep the audience guessing, but also wanting more.

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