Reviews

Some of the reviews and mentions Gram InterNational has received:

“It was an honor to host your well-organized event! And thank you for your drive and passion to have Gram included in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Keep it rockin’, this crazy old world needs more good folk like you!” – Jim Linneman, Proprietor, Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, Milwaukee, WI, August 2016

“The longest and one of the best concerts I’ve covered this year.” – Jamie Lee Rake, Shepherd-Express, Milwaukee, WI, August 2016

“Will is the engineer that kept the 14 trains running on time all night long on two stages at the Beachcomber. He scheduled a panel discussion by Des Barres, Kaufman and Seiter that was simply fascinating to hear. This was the first trip to the area by Easterner Will James and his traveling road show revival. It won’t be his last.” — Christopher Burkhardt, B&B Musical Thrills, Huntington Beach, CA, October 2015

“I feel qualified to say how together and slick The Gram InterNational Fest was. Every act, all very professional I might add, started and stopped seamlessly, all beginning and ending on time, quickly and efficiently sound checked, and supportive of each other. And why was this all so smooth you ask? Well the answer is Will James. If you’ve never promoted or organized an event you have no idea what I’m talking about. If you have then you should be in awe of how well things ran since you should know first hand that they usually don’t go off like this event did without a dozen train wrecks. I’ve been on both sides of the fence as I performed at dozens of these festivals and this one was right up there with the best of them. I was incredibly proud to be a part of it.” — Tokyo Rosenthal, The Tokyo Rosenthal Radio Show Host and Musician, November 2014

“[Parsons] lives in trembling melodies, in book pages, in hearts on fire and on the hickory wind. ‘I feel optimistic that one day he’ll be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame,’ [Will] James says. … I share his enthusiasm for the music of a long-gone renegade.”
Peter Cooper, The Tennessean, Nov 2, 2012 (now Editor/Writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame)

“The Annual Gram National… and their petition site (gramparsonspetition.com) has the testimonials to prove that [Parsons] is perceived as more than merely a cult-status footnote in the annals of Country Music History.”
D. Patrick Rodgers – – The Nashville Scene (Critic’s Pick, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013)

“I just wonder how the organizers of Gram National are going to top themselves next year.”
The Noise, Boston

“Gram National came to Beantown, kicked-ass and took names!”
Drew Townson, Analog Planet, Twang ’em High

“Holy, and shit. In that order. Gram National 2010 was an amazing two days of some the best music I’ve heard in a long time.”
Max Bowen, Citywide Blackout, CyberStationUSA.com

The Tennessean (2012, by Peter Cooper): http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2012/11/02/gram-parsons-legacy-more-than-a-lifetime-in-the-making/

Nashville Scene Critics Pick (2011): http://bit.ly/tbZHiH

Boston Music Spotlight: http://www.bostonmusicspotlight.com/news-boston-ready-to-host-the-gram-national-november-2010/

The Noise, Boston: http://bit.ly/mu0Jl4 (note: #4 on their “Top 10 of 2010” list)

Paste Magazine: http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2009/10/help-induct-gram-parsons-into-the-country-music-ha.html

Nashville Scene Critic’s Pick: http://www.nashvillescene.com/2009-09-17/arts/gram-parsons-tribue-at-the-5-spot/

The Tennessean: http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2009/09/01/5-spot-holds-2nd-annual-gram-parsons-tribute-night/

The Pulse: http://bit.ly/u5VsxR

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