Friends of the 2ns!!!
As one of the hardest working bands in Northern California, Gruvy2ns has the privilege of working with some organizations and people that are are simply amazing. So as a matter of recognition from us to all of these folks we wanted to create something to give them props and so "Friends of the 2ns" was born.
We hope you'll take some time to check out these wonderful organizations and folks and from a Gruvy2ns perspective having worked with all of them we would hope that you would get involved or patronize their services.
American Heart Association - Gruvy2ns has done a number of very successful charity outreaches including Go Red for Women, the State Walk and several other events for these folks and highly recommends them as a charity to both contribute to and get involved in.
SPCA - James is a great dog lover having 2 fine animals (Holly and Tess). Having adopted Tess from the SPCA it makes that relationship even more special and as a result whenever possible the 2ns are there to help out our four footed friends.
American Lung Association - 2010 was our first ever event with our friends from American Lung Association and it was in a term great. We are extremely happy to be associated with them and will be doing more in the future with this wonderful organization.
PJ's Small Dog Rescue - These folks are new friends of ours and having seen some of the small animals that they've taken in, we were moved by their compassion and their care for these tiny creatures of God in need.
Business 'n' Folks
Janet Buckley - Janet is an incredible photographer specializing in weddings. If you want some great photos of your special event (not necessarily even a wedding) please give JB a call and let her use her incredible talent to capture your memorable moments.
Capital City Signs - The folks at CSS have made all the signs that the 2ns use when performing. Especially cool is Greggy's bass drum head which was custom made by the folks at CCS. They are really incredibly cool folks to work with and their work is totally off the hook. Simply put - they're the best!!!!! So give Rich or Steve a call and they will hook you up - tell the 2ns (gruvy2ns that is) sent you.
Macy's - By Appointment - The folks at Macy's have been absolutely incredible in their support of Gruvy2ns. We've played at stores all over Northern California doing special events for home fashion presentations and fashion presentations. The MBA (Macy's by Appointment) service is a free service that we highly recommend and having worked with these folks on numerous events, we can tell you without reservation they are truly the best at what they do!
Spindrift - This great resturant on Brannen Island (part of Isleton) is one of our favorite venues. Chris (the owner of the Spindrift) has long been one of our greatest supporters, so the 2ns would like to return the love by recommending that you check out the Spindrift and enjoy some great food.
Rosa's (at Tower Park) - John and his crew (Shayna, Brannen, Mary, Truman and Prince) will definitely make you feel welcome. The food is great and some of the best bands in Northern California play there (including Gruvy2ns). Be sure to stop in on your way Down Highway 12 and have a meal and music on the patio with us.
Downtown Grid (Arden) - The grid supports local Sacramento small businesses and does a fabulous job of showcasing local artists. Robbie, who heads up the Arden grid, is a big supporter and promoter of Gruvy2ns for which we are truly thankful. So we hope you will not only check out their "2nd Saturday" events, but will also support and patronize the small businesses that are associated with them.
The Annex - Nestled away up in the foothills heading toward Jackson is the small community of Sutter Creek. There in that tiny little community is a jumpin' joint called "The Annex". Bill and the crew have always been most gracious to the 2ns and if you have a chance you should check them out.
J&D's - Directly across the street from The Annex is a steakhouse owned by some really good friends of Gruvy2ns. Jim and Daniel (J&D) used to work at The Annex and supported us when we were there and their chef (Marissa) also worked at The Annex. While they don't have music at their venue (yet), the 2ns have a long association with them and when we play at the Annex they always show up and support us. So check out J&D's and tell them the 2ns sent you.