Katie Toupin
Johnny Brenda's Presents

Katie Toupin

Grayson Foster, Britt Thomas & The Breaker Boys

Ages 21+
Katie Toupin with Grayson Foster and Britt Thomas & The Breaker Boys at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • 7PM - Doors
  • 8PM - Britt Thomas & The Breaker Boys
  • 9PM - Grayson Foster
  • 10PM - Katie Toupin


After years on the road with Houndmouth and a brief hiatus while getting settled in Los Angeles, Katie returned to writing. “Moroccan Ballroom” is entirely live, recorded during a session at the Village Studios to film some of her newly-written songs. She was so in love with the outcome that she realized she had to release them: the result is “Moroccan Ballroom,” a totally authentic expression of Katie, with no overdubs or editing.

Before “Moroccan Ballroom,” Katie toured for many years with Houndmouth, which she formed with friends at the age of 21. Houndmouth was signed by Rough Trade Records and earned international acclaim, and Katie found herself playing notable festivals such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits Festival, and Lollapalooza, as well as playing late night slots on David Letterman and Conan. Katie co-wrote the song “Sedona,” which reached number 1 on Billboards AAA chart. She released two records with Houndmouth and toured internationally up until her departure from the band in March 2016. Now, with “Moroccan Ballroom,” Katie embarks on her next chapter with more soulfulness and freedom than ever before.


Grayson is a 24 year old Nashville based Indie - Folk - Rock Artist with a passion for timeless music, gripping films, and laughing at himself and his friends.

Early on in his life Grayson balanced sports and music on a scale while drifting through the perils and social excitement of high school. Fridays consisted of Classical Voice training followed by football games under the lights. His passion for classical music or for sports has not dwindled.

Inspired by artist like Afie Jurvanen, John Mayer, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers and The Kings of Leon; Grayson uses guitar driven grooves and folk melodies to take listeners to a cinematic world of happiness, sadness, and apathy.

Grayson has worked in the industry as an intern, writer, artist, and even distributing royalties for a Publishing company. His passion for music and financial education background helped him transcend the industry to be involved in both the creative and financial aspects.

With themes of pain, loss, anxiety Grayson ventures into the dark portions of human behavior while also touching on life’s humor, nostalgia, and passion. These themes are all encompassed in a vail of Levity, making sure he never takes himself too seriously.

During Grayson's time at Clemson University, he started a band with friends called “The Dipping Skinnies”. Although no great ambitions were at the heart of this formation “The Skinnies” quickly became a consistent live act at pubs, tailgates, and parties, They finally recorded their ten-song record in Nashville, TN. You can find it on all streaming services including Spotify & Apple Music.

Grayson believes that a healthy lifestyle consists of laughter, self reflection, activity and meditation. He hopes his music takes listeners on a journey, and that they come out on the other side with a new piece of knowledge or emotion.

Grayson is an avid Star Wars fan, and is rumored to have Jedi powers.


"New Jersey-based country rock outfit Britt Thomas and the Breaker Boys have just released their new EP Pony Up, a set of upbeat tempos, tight instrumental arrangements, and clever lyrical tales from songwriter and vocalist Britt Thomas. The EP also features contributions from lead guitarist Ali Awan, who performed a set of solo material at World Cafe for NonCOMM earlier this month.

Britt Thomas and the Breaker Boys recorded Pony Up in February at Noisy Little Critter Recordings in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, in five days that Thomas called “some of the best days ever — no exaggeration.” These sessions were the first time this group of musicians worked in the studio together, but Thomas noted that she and the band felt very relaxed and developed great chemistry with engineer Mike Bardzik while working on these five songs.

On the new EP, which follows their self-titled outing from 2018, the band digs into straight-ahead rock arrangements as Thomas brings a mix of country sensibilities and honky tonk flare to each song." - The Key

Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125