Against The Grain

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Detroit, Michigan band Against The Grain has spent the better part of the last decade building an audience.

The group's loud, melodic brand of rock has proven difficult to pigeonhole, which has been both an advantage and disadvantage at times.

With its latest album, "Cheated Death," Against The Grain hopes to finally capitalize on its hard work.

The band, including guitarist/vocalist Kyle Davis, performs at The Elbow Room on Thursday, March 29.

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Raymond Clause has performed with the country band Against The Grain as well as with legendary country artists Johnny Lee and Mel Tillis and even jazz great Maynard Ferguson. He is the founder and administrative teacher of the Wichita Music Teachers Group, an organization that offers private music lessons to students of all ages in cities such as Wichita, Wellington, Winfield and Goddard.