When Ben Grimes moved to Nashville a year ago, the then-29-year-old had no intention of making it.
You'll remember Grimes as the stylish, croppy-headed frontman of the Golden Republic, one of KC's famous-for-being-almost-famous bands. There's no need to retell its rise and fall here. After the band called it quits in early 2007, Grimes hung around town for a few months. He and his wife had a child, and Grimes began writing songs with a few other local rockers under the moniker Soft Reeds. It did not take off.
The Republic Tigers, however,...