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    Wed, 12 May 2010 09:30:34

    Members of LIVE and Candlebox Form The Gracious Few - Self-titled debut to be released on their own imprint

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    Hello 1990s! Members of LIVE and Candlebox have formed The Gracious Few, which formed in mid-2009. The band will release its debut on Questionable Entertainment, its own label.

    LIVE's Chad Taylor, Chad Gracey and Patrick Dahlheimer are in the band and that's a lot of Chads. In a statement, Taylor said, "It would have been easy for us to abandon music for film and television opportunities," while Dahlheimer said, "Instead of living the typical rock 'n' roll lifestyle, we started Questionable Entertainment to further our interests in the arts." The Gracious Few's vocalist Kevin Martin, who experienced his own massive successful fronting neo-grungers Candlebox, who were the first band signed to Madonna's vanity imprint, Maverick Records, was crucial in helping to put Maverick on the map as a record company. Now, with Questionable Entertainment, things have come full circle.

    In a statement, Martin said, "Now we find ourselves beginning again but this time we'll be able to help young artists with our own label. I brought Sean with me for a front seat ride on this rollercoaster." He is referring to Candlebox guitarist, Sean Hennesy, who rounds out The Gracious Few.

    Taylor also said, "It was time to take a break from LIVE. We come from a blue-collar town where people work hard for a living. They simply don't quit their jobs, so it was very hard to walk away from our success. I think we reflected this feeling in our first single, "Honest Man." Moreover, the single tells the tale of the everyman. With the country experiencing some gut-wrenching lows at the moment, it's tough for the honest man to make a living."

    TGF will make their public debut at Summerfest in Milwaukee on June 25. The band will also take part in a private event for IZOD Indy Car team stand out Andretti Autosport preceding this year's Indianapolis 500.

    Tour dates are below:

    25 - June Milwaukee, WI Summerfest 2010
    29 – June Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
    Were you a fan of LIVE and Candlebox? Did you dig "Lakini's Juice" and "Far Behind?" What about "I Alone?" Who is your favorite '90s alterna rock band?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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