on Back Up and Push
Monday, May 20, 2013
5 pm (edt)
Maryland duo Blaine Heinonen and Sarah Wolff, known collectively as Pretty Gritty, will stop by WTJU Monday, May 20, for a visit with Back Up and Push host Sandy Goodson. Joining in the fun will be Charlottesville's own Jay Starling (Love Canon), who will also be joining them at Miller's on the Charlottesville downtown mall the following night.
Pretty Gritty is the serendipitous joining of the talents of Blaine Heinonen and Sarah Wolff, both born and raised in Montgomery County, MD. Although they originate from different rock bands, fate brought them together at local “open-mic” nights, where it became evident that they shared an interest in writing and performing songs that mix country, rock, blues, and soul. It’s said that she brings the “pretty” while he brings the “gritty,” combining for an engaging alt-country duo with seducing harmonies and addicting acoustics.
During their two short years together they have performed at many venues in the MD/DC/VA area to a rapidly increasing fan base. Accomplishments include playing at the Virginia State Fair, opening for Josh Gracin and Larry the Cable Guy at “Frederick Gone Country,” performing on the main stage of the national competition “We R Indie” in Knoxville, TN, and advancing to the second round of the Texaco Country Showdown held in Hershey, PA.