Grant Young (musician)

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Grant Young
Birth name Grant Young
Born (1963-01-05) January 5, 1963 (age 54)
Iowa City, Iowa United States
Genres Alternative rock, Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1984–1995
Labels Twin/Tone, A&M
Associated acts Soul Asylum

Grant Young (born January 5, 1963, in Iowa City, Iowa) was the drummer for the alternative rock band Soul Asylum from 1984–1995.[1] He replaced Pat Morley shortly after the release of Soul Asylum's debut album, Say What You Will, Clarence...Karl Sold the Truck in 1984. Young's last appearance on a Soul Asylum record album was the breakthrough album, Grave Dancers Union. He was replaced in the middle of the recording sessions by Sterling Campbell, who has also since left the band and is primarily associated with David Bowie, as part of his touring bands.

Young has said that he played on five or six of the songs on the album. He did not, however, record on the band's biggest hit, "Runaway Train" (recorded by Campbell) but did initially play it with Soul Asylum in concerts.

After his departure from the band, Young and his wife Catherine owned and operated a resort in the Boundary Waters region near Ely, Minnesota, right next to the Canada–US border.[2] After selling the resort, the two operated a retail business in Ely, but have since divorced, and moved back to the Twin Cities.

Discography with Soul Asylum[edit]


  1. ^ Sullivan, Denise. "Biography: Soul Asylum". Allmusic. Retrieved July 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Grant Young". Lodi News-Sentinel. July 15, 1996. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 

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