Grain Thief is a 5-piece americana string band from Boston MA. The group comprises Patrick Mulroy (guitar, vocals), Zach Meyer (mandolin, vocals), Michael Harmon (bass, vocals), Tom Farrell (guitar), and Alex Barstow (fiddle). Their debut EP ANIMAL was released in November of 2015, which showcases the band's roots in folk, bluegrass, and old time music. Since their first release, Grain Thief has performed throughout the U.S. at various music venues and festivals, and currently holds a weekly residency at The Burren in Somerville MA.
The band’s first full-length record Stardust Lodge was released on August 24, 2018. Mulroy's lyrical approach to the album is met equally with songs of loss and regret, and the struggles of the everyday working man with a satirical twist. Stardust Lodge explores the boundaries of the Americana genre adding drums, pedal steel, and electric guitars to their core, acoustic-roots sound. The group has performed the music of Stardust Lodge while on tour in Colorado, and has held sold-out album release shows in Boston and NYC. The album is in current rotation for 10+ radio stations nationwide and has reached thousands of plays on Spotify from listeners worldwide.