by Catherine White, Star Gazette; October 1, 2006
Review of Baby Gramps performing at Harry’s Inn, Elmira Heights, NY
Those of you who weren’t at Harry’s Inn the Heights last night missed a foot-stompin’, hand-clappin, funky vibe partyin’ good time. Baby Gramps opened a night of great performances with his Louisiana-swamp, bluegrass, pirate porch-sittin’ music. He was accompanied by “The Boxer” Tom Brown of Owego who played percussion on a cardboard box. That’s right. A cardboard box. And it was awesome. Baby Gramps is a dude from Seattle who played on Letterman a couple of weeks ago. He showed the local crowd why last night. Baby Gramps’ plays a “steel-topped” guitar and sings with a gravelly voice that reminds me of Popeye. He can also make his voice sound exactly like one of those Australian instruments, the djideroo. Baby Gramps also uses his feet as an instrument. He was funny, engaging and had the crowd joining him on memorable numbers such as F@$k-a-doodle-doo and “Scrotum: Hairy, Scary Voo Doo Bag,” (a frat house fave).