Michael Supe GranDa, CO-FOUNDER
Before moving to the Ozarks in 1969, Supe had already been a bandleader for five years in his hometown of St. Louis. Though his first rock-n-roll excursion never made a huge splash, it did include a gig at St. Louis’ famed Gaslight Square. Upon his relocation to Springfield, Missouri he became a co-founder of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils in 1971, and has spent every day since their inception as bassist, singer, songwriter, and resident jokester. Over this same time span his voracious appetite for "all things music” has spun him into numerous side projects. Those projects include several bands such as Supe & the Sandwiches, The Garbonzos, and Silly Grandpa, among others. He also maintains his own record label and publishing company called Missouri Mule Music.
Since co-founding the Dares, Supe has flourished as a songwriter, landing cuts by Chet Atkins, Walter Egan, Augie Meyers, and Billy Bremner of the band Rockpile, as well as numerous tracks on regional artists’ projects. He is author and publisher of the book titled It Shined: The Saga of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, a reflection and history of the band from its early beginnings.
Supe now lives in Nashville where he continues to pursue his very active career as artist, musician, and writer. He can be found on Facebook as Michael Supe Granda or you can keep up with Supe at www.supeline.com!
Active since 1971