Presented by Kill Rock Stars

Grant Pavol

Mar 19, 2022

12:00am – 12:40am CT

Cheer Up Charlie's Outdoor

This performance is part of the showcase that starts on Friday, March 18at Cheer Up Charlie's Outdoor

Born to a creative family of writers and musicians, Grant Pavol, who taught himself to play guitar as a teen, has always been surrounded by music and art. At age 15, he began performing at and attending DIY shows in Philadelphia, where he approached his now-friend, the musician Shamir Bailey, to collaborate. Pavol’s deep roots in Philly played a part in Bailey’s decision to move there, before Bailey eventually signed Pavol and a bevy of other ground-breaking artists to his label, Accidental Popstar Records. Pavol is deeply influenced by Elliot Smith and Nick Drake, two singer-songwriters who weren’t career artists; but rather, left a legacy in the wake of their absence. Like Drake and Smith, Pavol’s vocals and lyrical melodies carry the sincerity of his sound. Whether he’s strumming his guitar in his bedroom or tracking songs in a friend’s living room, Pavol is always immersed in the craft of singing and song-writing and he has his family, friends and Philly to thank for that.
-Safy Hallan Farah

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Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Secondary Access
Music Festival Wristband
Artist Wristband
Film Badge
Interactive Badge
Philadelphia, PA
Avant / Experimental