The Grizzled Mighty
Who are the Grizzled Mighty? A Seattle rock duo made up of Ryan Granger (formerly of Fox and the Law) and Whitney Petty (formerly of Deerhunter). Ryan’s a radical guitarist who’s tough, has a beard, smokes cigarettes, and he recently had a fuzz pedal custom designed just for him. Whitney bashes drums like it’s a “Whack-a-Mole” arcade game, spits beer at the crowd, dawns lots of brightly colored spandex and leopard print, and probably doesn’t give any less a fuck than Ryan.
The band recently recorded their second album titled Thick Hand Grip, it’s the sound track to your dream life. Listen HERE!
As a band, what do you disagree with most?
If you could pick 3 (living) musicians/bands to play with on a bill, who would it be?
Eddy Money (The Money Man, because he likes to party), Dweezil Zappa (because his name is Dweezil), and Paul Shaffer (because he likes to party).
#1 thing you want to do on stage, but you may be afraid to do, but hope to in the future?
#1 thing you’ve seen someone do on stage?
What is the best non-musical aspect of playing in a band?
Drugs and boobs.
You both have had experience playing music festivals in other bands; pros and cons of playing for such a large new audience?
Pro – Girls actually wear little to no clothes (more boobs), drugs are easier to come by.
Cons – More distractions (more boobs).
Ryan: *Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs by *Marty Robbins.
Whitney: American Fool by John Cougar.
First song learned on guitar?
Ryan: “Suzie Q” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR).
Whitney: “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin.
Non-musical role model?
Ryan: Macho Man Randy Savage.
Ryan: Kelly Kapowski.
Whitney: Schwarzenegger (since she was 13).
How long can you hold your breath?
Ryan: I use to be a life guard and able to hold my breath for nearly 3 min…. then I discovered cigarets, so now, probably 45 seconds.
Whitney: 1 adult bong load.
Thoughts on the Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez breakup?
Who is Selena Gomez?
Whitney: Involuntary hypnotism.
Favorite cultural/music publication?
Internet, because it’s not regulated by money like all the other publications. RIP Rollingstone
Where do you get your news?
Ryan: The Daily Show.
Whitney: Something is news when it happens the first time. Everything else is just gossip.
You just recorded your first album, what are your feelings on it?
It’s our second album…jerk.
Is there a tour in the works?
Yes, we embark on our journey to SXSW and Treefort in March!
PHOTOS BY TRAVIS GILLETT AND BEN LINDBLOOM