About Monitor and the Merrimac
David Grazynski, who writes and performs under the pseudonym 'Monitor and the Merrimac', was born in the Northeast of the US in the early '80's, but his sound and subjects are timeless. He draws influence from American Roots music and the simplicities (and complexities) of life in general with the banjo to form songs in a time when storytelling is becoming a dying art
Monitor and the Merrimac has just finished the debut LP "Grandma's Old Couch" with a unbelievable amount of help from Matt Wilson and John Miller (Titles), Sean Spellman (Quiet Life), James Durden (The Sons of Zebedee), Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner (Mates of State). Clocking in at just about 34 minutes over 12 songs "Grandma's Old Couch" combines the Monitor and the Merrimac banjo with full instrumentation (with help from friends above... and their great equipment).