Our Story

It's not always easy to find all the right pieces for a band, let alone one who's inspirations run the musical gamut from The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, to Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff, but the members of Grasping At Straws are just that.

With a core trio consisting of Eric Wiseman (vocals, guitar), Tom McCarthy (vocals, guitar, mandolin), and Todd Varble (vocals, bass), Grasping At Straws have been playing together for over 7 years, and draw their setlist from across decades and multiple genres.  Equally at home in the bar and grill or at the coffee shop, Grasping At Straws play classics that everyone will recognize and sing along with, with several deeper cuts and a dusting of originals thrown in for good measure. Their shows are fun, energetic, and different every time.