TIM STAFFORD & THOMM JUTZ
“The Blue Grays”
RECORD LABEL:Mountain Fever Music Group
The Elizabethton, TN Blue Grays were an independent semi-professional Negro League team. They played “barnstorming” baseball from 1935-55 and were typical of many such regional teams. Tales of their abilities and escapades are still being told, even though they played under difficult conditions. The main riff for the song is based on Blind Blake’s amazing “Police Dog Blues.”
KEY SELLING POINTS
- Tim Stafford is a 3x GRAMMY-nominated, Dove Award, and 30x IBMA Award-winning artist best known for his work in Alison Krauss & Union Station and Blue Highway.
- Thomm Jutz is a German-born, Nashville-based acoustic singer-songwriter, producer, and artist, whose 2020 LP, To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1, earned a GRAMMY nomination. (the first immigrant to be nominated in the category).
- Jutz is featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s American Currents exhibit, slated to run 2022-2023.
- A mutual love of history, vintage guitars and well-crafted songs brought these two award-winning artists together five years ago.