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Late-breaking news...


Detroit poet, broadcaster and marijuana legalization pioneer John Sinclair will celebrate his 78th birthday on Wednesday, October 2 at PJ's Lager House!

PJ's 78th Birthday Party for John Sinclair

Mr. Sinclair will be joined and supported in performance by an all-star band of Blues Scholars led by Jeff “Baby” Grand on guitar and including Harmonica Shah (harp), Phil Hale (keys), Chris Rumel (bass) and Tino Gross (drums) plus special guest musicians drawn from the countless number of Sinclair’s band members since the formation of the Blues Scholars in December 1982.

The festivities start at 7:00 pm and last until the party is over. Admission is $15 with all net proceeds going to the John Sinclair Foundation, located at 2930 E. Jefferson, Detroit MI 48207.

Sinclair will be performing poems from his elongated blues work in verse, Fattening Frogs Fir Snakes, which will be issued next April as a deluxe boxed set of vinyl records by Jett Plastic Recordings. Additionally, Volumes 3 (Don’t Start Me To Talking) and 4 (Natural From Our Hearts) will be issued as a double CD next year by Funky D Records/Studios.

WED OCT 2 | 7pm doors | $15 at door


Jeff will also perform with the Grandmasters at Max Dugan's Saloon,

(844 E. 10 Mile Road, in Hazel Park, Michigan), on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

(See below for more information about the venue.)




Jeff performed with the Howling Diablos in a triumphant reuinion on Friday, August 30, 2019, at 10:00 pm,

at the Royal Oak Arts, Beats and Eats Festival in Royal Oak, Michigan.

The performance was at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort Rock Stage,

located on 5th Street, between S. Washington and S. Center Streets. 


(Here is a link to the website for the event.


Arts, Beats and Eats

Arts, Beats and Eats

Arts, Beats and Eats

Arts, Beats and Eats


Here are views of the concert location:

Arts, Beats and Eats


Arts, Beats and Eats


Other recent gigs included a show with the Grandmasters at Max Dugan's Saloon,

Located at 844 E. 10 Mile Road, in Hazel Park, Michigan, on Saturday, September 28, 2019.


Max Dugans


Here is the poster from the August 3, 2019 event:

JG at Max Dugans




Jeff and the Grandmasters also played at Max Dugan's Saloon,

located at 844 E. 10 Mile Road, in Hazel Park, Michigan, on Saturday, August 3, 2019. 

Here is a picture from the event:


JG/Grandmasters at Max Dugans (Aug 3, 2019)


JG at Max Dugans


Jeff performed with Eliza Neals & the Narcotics on Saturday, June 22, 2019 (9:00 pm), at the Detroit River Days Festival.


The festival was held at West Riverfront Park located at 1801 West Jefferson (between Rosa Parks Boulevard and 8sup>th Street) in Detroit.  The performance was at the "Metro by T-Mobile Stage", the local dining tent stage.


West Riverfront Park is a 22-acre park along the Detroit Riverfront. The festival is from June 21-23. On Saturday, it will be from 11am-10pm.  Other festival events that day included the "Kroger Food Truck Rally", including over 110 food trucks throughout the weekend, Michigan’s largest food truck rally!

More info:

(The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s ultimate vision is to develop five-and-a-half miles of riverfront from the Ambassador Bridge on the west to Gabriel Richard Park, just east of the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle. 

Visit for more information.)


(Also, Jeff was performing on Wednesday nights at the Lager House with Harmonica Shah (7-10 pm).)


Jeff performed with Eliza Neals & the Narcotics on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Token Lounge in Westland, MI.

The Token Lounge is located at 28949 Joy Road, Westland, MI (734-513-5030). 

(Also at Buddy Guy's Club in Chicago.)

Eliza Neals with Jeff and the Narcotics


Token Lounge Logo


Map of Token Lounge Area

(April 2019 Shows:  Ann Arbor Hash Bash; Motor City Music Awards, etc.)


On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Jeff, in affiliation with  John Sinclair, performed with Harmonica Shah from 8 to 10 PM at The Psychedelic Healing Shack, in Detroit, MI. (See below for their Feb. 18 TV performance.) 

JG will play at John Sinclair's Birthday Party


Dr Bobs Psychedelic Healing Shack and Vegetarian Cafe is located at 18700 Woodward Ave, at Goldengate (south of 7 Mile Road).

(313) 366-2247

Jeff performed with Harmonica Shah on the "Live in The D" show on WDIV TV4 today (Monday, February 18, 2019). 

Following is a link to the WDIV website for a recording of the performance.


Per the WDIV website:

Blues muscians Jeff Grand and Harmonica Shah joined Tati and Jason in the studio today for Music Monday. The Blues duo will perform at the John Sinclair Cafe tomorrow night. 

Shah has been a blues musician since the 60's and has released several albums through out the years. Shah said that the Blues music is something that you have to feel, " You can't learn it in school. You have to learn it from the soul."  They played one of Shah's original songs "Dirty Dealing Old Rat."

If you want to hear more from Jeff Grand and Harmonica Shah then check out the John Sinclair Cafe every Tuesday (see above info about Dr Bob's Psychedilic Healing Shack).


Jeff played with Jerry Mack & The Terraplanes on Saturday, January 26, 2019 (8 PM - midnight) at Guy Hollerin's Local Local Blues and Brews, in Ann Arbor.


Picture taken from Jerry Mack & The Terraplanes website

Jerry Mack & The Terraplanes

House rockin' rhythm & blues live music

Guy Hollerin’s Local Blues and Brews – January 26th, 2019 8:00pm – Midnight
Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI


Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00-11:59 pm at PJ's Lager House, Detroit, MI.

PJ's Lager House

JG w J Sinclair record release party at PJ's

FRIDAY OCTOBER 12th Funky D Records/Studios and Cannabis Legal Group present a DOUBLE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW:

Jeff will perform with John Sinclair and The Blues Scholars, celebrating the release of their new album, Still Kickin'.

Also performing will be Tino G's Dumpster Machine, celebrating the release of their debut album, Lo Flyin'.

/LThe Allen Dennard Jazz Quintet, Efe Bes' African Drum Experience will also perform, Emcee'd by Linda Lexy.

Sponsored by:
The Law Offices Of Barton Morris
Midnight Roots
Radio Free Amsterdam

8 PM DOORS / 9 PM SHOW TIME / $15 / 21+

PJ's Lager House is located at 1254 Michigan Ave. 3 blocks east of old Tiger Stadium and 2 blocks west of MGM Grand Casino (313-961-4668).


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 8:00 pm at The Psychedelic Healing Shack, Detroit, MI.

John Sinclair turns 77! at Dr Bob's

JG will play at John Sinclair's Birthday Party

Happy Birthday, John Sinclair!

Jeff and Tino performed with John Sinclair and The Blues Scholars at this festive event, John Sinclair's Birthday.

Dr Bobs Psychedelic Healing Shack and Vegetarian Cafe is located at 18700 Woodward Ave, at Goldengate (south of 7 Mile Road).


Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 2:00 pm at The Eastern Market, Detrot, MI.

Jeff performed at a (Mark Pasman) PazMan SuperSession, along with another friend and special guest, Rick Schein, at the Eastern Market, at the Michigan Jewish Food Festival, in Detroit (at 2:00 pm). 

The Eastern Market is located at 2934 Russell Street, in Detroit.


(This was a very interesting week...)

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:00 pm at The Necto Nightclub, Ann Arbor, MI.

Jeff performed with Michigan Music/Cultural Icons John Sinclair, Don Was and Tino Gross, in Ann Arbor (at The Necto at 8:00 pm), as a precursor to the 2018 Ann Arbor Blues Festival [which ran from Friday, August 17, through Sunday, August 19 (see below). 

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:00 am-hour on TV2, Detroit, MI.

Jeff was on TV, Friday morning (August 17, originally scheduled for Aug 16, the morning Aretha passed away), on "The Nine", WJBK/FOX2 Detroit, during the 10:00 am hour, accompanying Johnny Sansone (who was also in town to perform with the Benny Turner Review at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival later on Friday).

 Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 4:00 pm at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

On Saturday, August 18, Jeff performed with John Sinclair's Blues Scholars, including, among others, Don Was, and "surprise" guest guitarist, Wayne Kramer (who happens to be touring this year in celebration of 50 years of MC5 fame/infamy).

In addtion, Jeff played with another excellent guitarist/performer, Larry McCray and his band (at 6:45)!

Ann Arbor Blues Festival

2018-07-29 for Ann Arbor Blues Festival

John Sinclair and the Blues Scholars with special guest Don Was.

The Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds is located at 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan.



Friday, August 3, 2018 - 8pm to 2am

PJ's Lager House

2018-08-03 PJ's info

The Pat in the Hat swung back through the D to do a show w/Tino G's Dumpster Machine/Lauren Perry/ and Doug Mclellan from 'The Kings & Queens of Rock & Roll'.


PJ's Lager House is located at 1254 Michigan Ave. 3 blocks east of old Tiger Stadium and 2 blocks west of MGM Grand Casino (313-961-4668).


Saturday, January 6, 2018  

The Magic Bag

22920 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI (248.544.1991)

ANTI-FREEZE BLUES FESTIVAL: JAMES MONTGOMERY & JIM McCARTY with Tosha Owens & Bobby Murray, RJ's Soul Blues Gang​ and Jeff Grand & Johnny Walker (of The Soledad Brothers)

The Anti-Freeze Blues Festival is a benefit for the Detroit Blues Society!

(Tickets: $20 in advance)

(Taken From Magic Bag Website)

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

In 1970, while attending Boston University, Montgomery formed the James Montgomery Band. His inimitable (oh yeah, he majored in English) harmonica playing combined with his incredibly energetic live shows led to the band's quick ascension on the New England music scene. Within two years, the James Montgomery band was among the hottest acts in Boston along with J. Geils and Aerosmith, and they were quickly signed to a multi-album deal with Capricorn Records.

Since that time, James has recorded six albums. His first, "First Time Out" has been remastered and re-released by MRG/Capricorn. Other include "James Montgomery Band" on Island Records which was number nine on Billboard's national playlist, "Duck Fever" with members of the David Letterman Band, "Live Trax," with the Uptown Horns (the Rolling Stones' horn section), and his release on Tone-Cool, "The Oven Is On."

Montgomery has toured with many major artists, including Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, the Allman Brothers, Steve Miller and others. He has jammed on stage with B.B.King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Jr. Wells, James Cotton, Charlie Daniels, Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, Laverne Baker, Patti LaBelle, and Peter Wolf among others, including an impromptu session with Mick Jagger at New York's "Trax".

Over the years Montgomery's band has been a springboard for many musicians. Members of his band have included Billy Squire, Wayne Kramer (MC-5), Jeff Golub (Rod Stewart), Jim McCarty (Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels), Nunzio Signore Bo Diddley), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles Orchestra, Crosby, Stills & Nash), Bobby Chouinard (drummer with Ted Nugent, Squire and Robert Gordon), Jeff Levine (Joe Cocker), Aerosmith's Tom Gambel, and many others.

Jim McCarty broke onto the music scene as guitarist for "Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels" in 1964 and from '64 thru '66 they charted with the songs "Jenny Take A Ride" (#4), "Devil With A Blue Dress On" (#2) and "Sock It To Me" (#4). When Mitch Ryder decided that he wanted to turn the group into a Las Vegas act, McCarty knew it was time for a change.

Jim moved on to join up with Corry Siegal and the "Siegal Schwall Blues Band" and, on a trip to the west coast, he met Buddy Miles. Buddy was coming off the "Electric Flag" and putting his own band together and Buddy asked Jim to join the "Buddy Miles Express". McCarty accepted because he wanted to work with the "Big Sound" of a horn section. Jim recorded two albums with the "Buddy Miles Express", the latter being produced by Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix was around quite a bit and he was talking to Buddy about putting a band together. "It was a little intimidating", McCarty remembers, "doing guitar overdubs with Hendrix in the studio but he was a "Mitch Ryder and Detroit Wheels" fan so it was cool." Jim had the chance to play with Hendrix on quite a few occasions with the most memorable being in L.A. with players that included Jimi Hendrix, Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin, Mitch Mitchell, Buddy Miles and Jim!

With the end of The Vanilla Fudge in late '69 Jim was approached by Carmine and Tim to form Cactus. McCarty was heavy into Jeff Beck's first two albums (Truth and Beck Ola) so it seemed like good timing. The band recorded three albums and broke up because of different views about the direction of the music, but the music Cactus made had a strong cult following which still exists today.

With the end of Cactus in '72, McCarty moved back to Detroit and put the "Rockets" together with his old drummer from the "Wheels" the legendary "Johnny B-Badandek. The band cut six albums and toured constantly with artists ZZ Top, Bob Seiger, REO Speedwagon, The Who, the Cars and more. The Rockets where together for ten years but Jim was feeling a strong desire to play the kind of music that had always been close to his heart, the Blues. With the end of the "Rockets" Jim joined the "Detroit Blues Band". Jim stayed with the "Detroit Blues Band" for eight years and they ultimately recorded four CD's.

When Memphis Smoke blues club opened, Jim was asked to put together a house band and he saw this as an opportunity to put together a band with musicians of his choice. The band that resulted was named "Mystery Train" and are still together today with four CD's to their credit. Jim is at home with Mystery Train playing his brand of blues and rock & roll.


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Southfield Public Library, Jeff Grand and the Grandmasters (Tino Gross and Chris Rumel)

Concert in honor of a showing of "Uncle Jessie White: Portrait of a Delta Bluesman in Detroit".

Jeff, Tino and Chris all played with Uncle Jessie in his 29th Street Band.

(Jeff Grand in Southfield, December 20, 2017


Monday, September 4, 2017

Poster for For The Unions Show at PJ's

THIS LABOR DAY: For the Unions – A Blues Salute to the People Who Really Made America Great! Featuring The Chris Casello Trio, Dale Robertson Blues Band, Roll & Tumble, Tosha Owens & the Curtis Sumper Project, Bubba Wilson and the Powerhouse, Tino G & Dumpster Machine, and Jeff "Baby" Grand! Union members and affiliates free! All others $10.


JG with John Sinclair at The DIA


John Sinclair at the DIA, July 28, 2017

John Sinclair at the DIA, July 28, 2017


Festival of Colors info

Festival of Colors list of performers

Callahans Music Hall


FRI – April 7th

SAT – April 8th

Featuring performances by The HOWLING DIABLOS, JOHN SINCLAIR, ROBERT BRADLEY, the Solo-debut of REBECCA SAAD, and much much more ..


 Funky d poster


It’s time to get Funky with the 2017 FUNKY D Revue feat. The HOWLING DIABLOS with special guests/label mates: the legendary JOHN SINCLAIR, teh legendary ROBERT BRADLEY, and the solo-debut of REBECCA SAAD plus much, much more.

In the style of a classic Detroit-Revue this show has it all with timeless original Detroit Rock ‘N Roll, Spoken Word, and Bluesy “Sticky” Soul. It’s a Detroit House Party and “Live” sampler Motown’s #1 Record Label: FUNKY D Records. FRIDAY’S show will be emceed by Funky D’s first lady of Soul Ms. LINDA LEXY.

The party so big it last two nights. Come one .. better yet come both and be prepared to get “Funky!”

Jeff Grand and The Grandmasters opening for Jessie White documentary

Friday, March 3, 2017

Event Poster for March 3, 2017 


Detroit Blues Throwdown!!

Jeff Grand & the Grandmasters / "Jeff Grand is one of best unknown and under-recognized bluesman in Detroit."

Dale Robertson Blues Band / When he was 16, Dale met James Cotton at a club in Ann Arbor. They hung out together when James was in town and from him Dale learned a great deal, as well as from from Peter “Madcat” Ruth.

All Seeing Eye / All Seeing Eye is the new project from Johnny Walker.

PJ's Lager House is located at 1254 Michigan Ave. 3 blocks east of old Tiger Stadium and 2 blocks west of MGM Grand Casino (313-961-4668).

Map of PJ's Lager House area 

PJ's Lager House has been a Corktown fixture since 1914 when it opened as a neighborhood bakery and restaurant.

It masqueraded as a furniture store during Prohibition (ask PJ to show you the secret password slot in the basement door), but emerged as a beer garden the minute that the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition, was passed. Prior to being renamed The Lager House in 1965, 1254 Michigan Avenue was known variously as the Doemer (Beer Garden, Brothers Tavern and Tavern) to city pols, Corktown neighbors, unionists, bookies, bettors and sports fans.

Enter the ’90s and a new era of punk and attitude. The kitchen was replaced with a sound system and the Lager House became known as a hangout for bands such as the White Stripes and the Von Bondies (excuse us for mentioning those in the same sentence).


Friday, January 6, 2017:

Live at The Anti-Freeze Blues Festival

 at the Magic Bag, in Ferndale, MI

(smaller version, but, uh cleaner)

Anti-Freeze Blues Festival Poster

RECENT GIGS (Pre-'016):

Saturday, December 26, 2015:

Live at The Blue Tractor/Mash Bar in Ann Arbor, MI

Jeff was a featured guest guitarist for the RJ Blues Band (Robert Johnson); in Ann Arbor at the Mash Bar (whiskey, bourbon and beer club, below the Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery, at 211 E. Washington Street), along with guest drummer, Tino Gross.  See (Click here for Mash Bar website/schedule) website for more info.  (Click here for a map of the area, courtesy of GoogleMaps.)

Robert Johnson, RJ Blues Band, featuring Jeff Grand



(Jeff also made a guest appearance wtih the Howling Diablos in December...)

On November 28, 2015 (Saturday), Jeff played at a tribute concert honoring the late Johnny Yard Dog Jones at Norm's Field of Dreams, in Troy (1090 Rochester Road).  (Norm's Field of Dreams is located south of Maple Road, on the east side of Rochester Road.)  Following is a copy of the poster for the event, borrowed from the venue's FB page (

Norms' Field of Dreams Poster 


On October 20, 2015,WDIV (Detroit's Channel 4) broadcast a unique rooftop performance, Jeff accompanying John Sinclair.  The performance was the lead-in for a very interesting interview with John, who has recently published a book, "It's All Good".

Here they were, performing on the roof...

Jeff accompanying John Sinclair on guitar, w skyline view of The Fair City of Detroit.Interesting skyline view...

Following is a link to the WDIV broadcast:

WDIV Broadcast about John Sinclair w rooftop performance w JG

Following is a link to a WDIV article/page regarding John Sinclair. The first video on the page has material supplementary to the above broadcast, with Jeff. The article is very interesting, too!!


Thursday, October 8, 2015:

Live at The Blue Tractor/Mash Bar in Ann Arbor, MI

Jeff was a featured guest guitarist for the RJ Blues Band (Robert Johnson); in Ann Arbor at the Mash Bar (below the Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery, at 211 E. Washington Street). 

Robert Johnson, RJ Blues Band, featuring Jeff Grand

[So very sorry if anyone showed up on October 2 for this, it wasn't Jeff's fault, the mistake was all (mine)...should have double-checked...!]


Saturday, September 19, 2015:

Live at The Blue Tractor/Mash Bar in Ann Arbor, MI

Jeff was a featured guest guitarist for the Robert Johnson's RJ Blues Band (which also guest-featured Tino Gross on drums).  (The Mash Bar is situated, below the Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery, at 211 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI). 


HEATSTOCK  (Jeff Grand and The Grandmasters performed.)

July 24-25, 2015 (fri-sat)  Heatstock Blues Festival – in Fostoria, MI. Included about 14 blues artists/bands. Information and tickets at:

map of Heatstock Festival area


June 5, 2015 (Friday) w Harmonica Shaw at Mr. B's Pub/Boo's Blues & Jazz Club, located at 215 S. Main Street, Royal Oak, MI. 

Announcement for show at Boo's

Here is a link to Mr. B's Pub:


Here is a link to the webpage for Boo's Blues & Jazz Club events:

Here is a map of the area of Mr. B's Pub:  Map of area of Mr. B's Pub

Here are some pics from the show, courtesy of Sally O-S.

Harmonica Shah w JG

Paz and JG the Grandmasters Here is a phone-video of a performance of Key to the Highway from this gig.

JG, The Grandmasters, and The Paz Man


PREVIOUS (Semi-recent) GIGS: 

The Detroit Ditch Diggers (w JG), Friday (April 10, 2015), at PJ's Lager House 1254 Michigan Ave. Detroit Mi. on Friday April 10 at 9:30 approx. 1st of 3 bands. Jeff German and the Blankety Blanks Headline. look at for complete details. 

The Detroit Ditch Diggers (w JG), Friday (March 20, 2015), at the Cadiuex Cafe on the East Side.  Pretty cool poster... 

Detroit Ditch Diggers poster  



Here is a picture of JG jamming recently at the Blue Goose Inn (photo credits to Jane Cassisi Photography):

JG jamming


February 13, 2015 (Friday) w the RJ Blues Band (Robert Johnson); in Ann Arbor at the Mash Bar (below the Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery, at 211 E. Washington Street), accompanicd by Tino Gross and Chris Rumel.  

Here is a poster:

Poster for Feb.13, 2015 show; Robert Johnson w JG and Tino Gross and Chris Rumel


January 16, 2015 (Friday) w Harmonica Shaw; duet at the Anti-Freeze Blues Festival at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, Michigan. The Festival was headlined by Lazy Lester . See (Magic Bag website/schedule) and (Detroit Blues Society website).


December 21 (Sunday) at PJ's Lagerhouse, on Michigan Ave in Corktown, w the Detroit Ditch Diggers (here's a link for PJ's FB page...)

Here is the flyer for the event.



December 18, 2014 (Thurs) w Harmonica Shaw; duet at Boos, in Royal Oak.






In memory of Johnny Winter (RIP; July 2014), the follow picture is repeated.

This picture was taken in February 2014.

Johnny Winter with Jeff



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