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Big Wide Grin

About the Band

Category: Band
Music Genre: Acoustic

This bi-coastal duo of Elaine Dempsey & Karl Werne, from California and Virginia, bring diverse backgrounds of experience & music together to form a rich, soulful blend of character and deep harmony. It will move you to an understanding of their name: BiG WiDE GRiN.

They are constantly on the move- whether at festivals, concert series, shows, or select house concerts and have shared the stage, collectively, with such artists as Janis Ian, Harriett Schock, Lowen & Navarro, Richie Havens, Bruce Hornsby and toured with legendary blues man Keb’ Mo’.

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Happy Birthday, Karl Werne. We celebrate you and all the years of music and joy you bring into the world. Love YOU!
Let kindness be your super power.
Hey South Texas. It's time to get your GRiN on. We'll have 4 nights in Texas this week and we'd love to hug your necks and share some music. If you're not close enough to make it to the show you can stream us into your living room on Saturday night from the Best Little Listening Room in Texas, the Bugle Boy. Thursday 9/6 San Antonio Artworks, 1840 Nacogdoches Rd (in Carousel Court) 7:00, $15 210 826-2787 Text to RSVP Friday 9/7 Houston JP Hops House, 2317 Highway 6 South Houston 8:00 281 496-0623 Saturday 9/8 La Grange Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson 8:00 Tickets: https://bugleboyfoundation.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0D2A00000qxgdCUAQ Stream: concertwindow.com Sunday afternoon 9/9 Austin NeWorlDeli, 4101 Guadalupe 2:00 512 451-7170 See ya!
Happy Birthday, My Dear Band Sister <3
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Friday May 22nd, 2020

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I have been missing my BiG WiDE GRiN sister and band mate, Elaine Dempsey. We have not had the necessary gear to collaborate like I know how to and have been trying to do. When I saw her last post from my Open Mic, it melted my heart and made me want to hang with her in my studio with piano tracks, my bass, and a little video editing. It was very nice just to feel like she was in the room with me again. This is what came out of it. 🙏💕🎵
(I do recommend headphones)

Love you, Darlin' 💕
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This is a very sweet arrangement of that song. Thanks!

Elaine, this is gorgeous. So appreciated this today ❤️

Very special, Elaine Dempsey. Thanks for sharing you voice and spirit ❤️

Sooo beautiful Elaine Dempsey!!

Beautiful Elaine!

So special. Love this!

And beautifully done Karl!?

Beautiful, Elaine!!!

Gorgeous!

Lovely !

Thanks, Elaine. You brightened my day.

the sound quality was captured nicely!

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Thursday May 14th, 2020

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Happy Birthday, Karl Werne. We celebrate you and all the years of music and joy you bring into the world. Love YOU! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday, Karl Werne. We celebrate you and all the years of music and joy you bring into the world. Love YOU!

Comment on Facebook Happy Birthday, Karl...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Much love friend. ❤❤❤❤

Happy Birthday !

Happy Birthday, Karl!

Happy Birthday Karl!!

Happy Birthday Karl!

Happy Birthday Karl!!!

Happy Birthday, Karl!

Happy birthday, Karl Werne! Hope it will be a great year for you.

Happy birthday, Karl!

Happy Birthday Karl from a very quiet Liverpool. Stay safe dood. 🎂🍺🎸🎶

Come back to San Antonio after COVID!

Yes 👍

Happy Birthday Karl from your frienyat The Bugle Boy

Happy Birthday, Karl Werne! 🎶🎈🎂

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Thursday December 19th, 2019

BiG WiDE GRiN

Sorry for the flurry of BWG show updates and changes, Folks.
All details are settled and updated now. 🎵
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Wednesday November 27th, 2019

December 22 is here in Virginia Beach, but when I click get tickets it’s showing Maryland. 😕 ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday October 24th, 2019

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Let kindness be your super power.

Tuesday September 10th, 2019

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Everything: Story of the Day

Nothing feels more like everything than love.

Get the calendar here: bit.ly/2Tf2DPW
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Monday June 3rd, 2019

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Tuesday January 8th, 2019

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Tuesday January 8th, 2019

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Saturday December 22nd, 2018

BiG WiDE GRiN

It has been a whirlwind of music, friends, and long late night driving for a few days. We are all set for our last Holiday show of the season at the beautiful VBSAG in Va Beach tonight. Tickets are still available through the link below (or at the door).
Come join Elaine Dempsey, Karl Werne, and some very special guests tonight and help make some BiG WiDE CHRiSTMAS memories. 🎄🎵⛄️💕
www.facebook.com/events/354039848732102/?ti=icl
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