Cory Grinder and the Playboy Scouts

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“True to the band’s moto of doing duty “for two-step dancers and honky-tonkers everywhere.” This they do with an energy and a fitting melodic sensibility that endorses the collective skills of the band fronted by the mellifluous vocal of Grinder.“
– Lonesome Highway

Cory Grinder and the Playboy Scouts, a Cleveland based honky-tonk band, has hit these post pandemic times running with a new album of old school Bakersfield country chock full of hard driving trucker tunes, country waltzes and groovin’ hillbilly jams. The 10 tracks on their latest release – “Honky Tonkin’ Beauty Supreme” – more than exemplify their Playboy Scout oath of “On my honor I will do my duty to Two Step Dancers and Honky Tonkers everywhere.”

“Honky Tonkin’ Beauty Supreme” is reminiscent of old school Bakersfield records and was recorded with old RCA and Neumann microphones to capture that magic. Recorded with Grammy and Emmy nominated producer David Mayfield at his Sweetside Recording Company studio in Canton, OH, The Playboy Scouts (Tebbs Karney on pedal steel, Anthony Papaleo on guitar, David Mayfield on bass and Bee Roberts on drums) back guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Cory Grinder on “Honky Tonkin’ Beauty Supreme” with a vibrant live feel that resonates throughout the record.

The band, who play original hillbilly tunes inspired by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, formed in Cleveland in 2016 and released their debut album “Cahoots And Other Favorites” in the Fall of 2018. Since then, the band has taken to the road and toured through Nashville, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Chicago, Texas, North Carolina, Detroit, and more.