On September 17th, 1997, Grifters played at Tramps! The band originally formed in the late 1980s as A Band Called Bud, with vocalist/guitarist Scott Taylor, bassist Tripp Lamkins, and drummer Dave Shouse. After being renamed the Grifters by 1990, Shouse joined Taylor on guitar, with Stanley Gallimore taking over on the drums. Songwriting duties were shared between Shouse, Taylor and Lamkins.
The band released its last record Full Blown Possession, about a week before this gig. Thereafter, the band disbanded to pursue other projects.