Performance Info

Paul Reed Smith Band

Thursday, January 16, 2020 — 2:00 pm to 2:40 pm PST

Artist Info

Lead Guitar
Paul Reed Smith
Bass
Gary Grainger
Drums
Gregory Grainger
Rhythm Guitar
Michael Ault
Vocals
Mia Samone
Guitar
Bill Nelson
Genre:
R&B / Soul
Endorsed By:
PRS Guitars, Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals and Eich Amplification

Paul Reed Smith Band

The Paul Reed Smith Band is Paul’s international touring band.  The band performs and records original music and classic covers, showcasing the dynamic talents of its seasoned, high-caliber musicians.  The Paul Reed Smith Band has played to International audiences in Canada, Japan, China, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and England.  The band regularly performs throughout the US at Music Industry events, tradeshows, music stores and nightclubs for customers, dealers, artists, and music industry peers.  

Paul Reed Smith - Guitar - Paul is an internationally known guitar maker, and guitar player.  In addition to performing and recording with his own band, Paul has played with artists such as Vertical Horizon, Creed and Santana. He was honored by Vintage Guitar Magazine as a Hall of Fame inductee 2011 and was named Maryland’s Small Business Owner Person of the Year in 2002.

Gary Grainger – Bass/Vocals  
Gary's seamless approach to virtually any style of music makes him one of the most sought after bass players in the world.  He has performed and done countless recordings, tours and TV appearances with such notable artists as John Scofield, Dennis Chambers, Nancy Wilson, , Nelson Rangel, George Duke, Maysa, Ken Navaro, Acoustic Alchemy, Eric Marienthal and Bill Evans.  

Greg Grainger - Drums/Vocals 
A skilled architect of rhythm, Greg Grainger is surprisingly fresh in his artistry and musical perspective. Upon hearing him, it is easy to see why Whitney Houston signed him for her 1988 world tour, why Britain’s Rhythm Magazine called his work “solid and tasteful” dubbing him a “rhythm master” and why he is the drummer for international jazz artists such as Acoustic Alchemy and Kim Waters; along with being drummer and Musical Director for Maysa (the voice of Incognito’s Deep Waters and A Shade of Blue). 

Michael Ault – Guitar/Vocals 
One of the most gifted guitarists on the Washington D.C. music scene, Mike’s bluesy playing has been a draw to area audiences for decades.  Well known for his work with the Mary Ann Redmond Band, he now performs with Paul Reed Smith Music in the studio, at concerts, tradeshows and PRS guitar clinics across the country and overseas while still lending his talents to freelance projects and doing studio work for both the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.  He regularly performs with high caliber artists including Carlos Santana, David Grissom, and Davy Knowles. 

Mia Samona Davis - Vocals 
Mia has a beautiful multifaceted voice that got its start in church gospel at a very young age. After two recording sessions, she was hired by the band. - “A Must Hear”! 

Bill Nelson - Rhythm guitar/vocals 
The newest Band member, Bill played in a number of St. Louis bands before embarking on a decades-long journey that has culminated in his being named Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.  He joined the PRS Band after playing with them as a guest artist in cancer benefit shows. 

Paul Reed Smith Guitars is the 3rd largest electric guitar manufacturer in the world. Paul is an internationally known guitar maker, and guitar player.  In addition to performing and recording with his own band, Paul has played with artists such as Vertical Horizon, Creed and Santana. He was honored by Vintage Guitar Magazine as a Hall of Fame inductee 2011 and was named Maryland’s Small Business Owner Person of the Year in 2002.