Happy Holidays from Grace
Grace turns deeply personal and historical stories into songs for listeners from all walks of life.
· WPRI American Idol Big Break Winner (video below)
· Eventide Arts Songwriting Competition Grand Prize
· New England Music Award Winner
· Blast on the Bay Festival Emerging Artist
· Wildflower Festival Singer-Songwriter Finalist
· WSM: Nashville Road Show Finalist
· NERFA Folk DJ Showcase Artist
· SERFA Formal Showcase (alternate)
Grace is the Voice of Cardi’s Furniture Holiday Campaign
“She has an ability to pick and choose influences and merge them into a sound that may be classified as ‘pop folk’, but has far more depth and layers to it.”
Red Line Roots
See Grace Live
Her voice is honest and crystal clear and the songs are clever and inspired. It is a testament to her talent that Morrison sounds as good live as she does on her record.
Mark Gorman, Newport This Week
Past Venues, Coffeehouses, and Festivals
Grace has played a who’s who of singer-songwriter festivals, venues, and coffeehouses. In 2018 alone she played at the Black Potatoe Music Festival (NJ), the New Bedford Folk Festival (MA), Joe Davies Folk Festival (MA), the New Jersey Folk Festival, and Musikfest (PA). She also sold out the 200+ seat Spire in Plymouth, MA. She opened for Jill Sobule at the Katherine Hepburn Center in CT and Shawn Mullins at the 500+ seat Narrows Center in MA and again at City Winery Boston. She finished 2018 with a headlining performance at the Legendary Godfrey Daniels in Pennsylvania.
Recent performances of note: Steel Stacks (PA), Musikfest (PA), Godfrey Daniels (PA), Cozy Cabin House Concerts (NJ), New Jersey Folk Festival (NJ), Black Potatoe Music Festival (NJ), Folk on Foul Rift House Concerts (NJ), Muses on the Vineyards (NJ), Traditions: WFDU radio (in studio) (NJ), New Bedford Folk Festival (MA), Rose Garden Coffeehouse (MA), 91.5 WMFO Boston (in studio) (MA), Amazing Things Arts Center (MA), Bull Run (MA), Me and Thee Coffeehouse (MA), Cape Cod Women’s Music Festival (MA), Zeiterion Theater (MA), Narrows Center (MA), The Cabot (MA), City Winery Boston (MA), Club Passim (MA), Toad (MA), Loretta’s Last Call (MA), Brick Hill House Concerts (MA), Rockwood Music Hall (NY), Sandywoods Center for the Arts (RI), Pump House Music Works (RI), Opening Bell Coffee (TX), Wildflower Music Festival (TX), Katherine Hepburn Center (CT), The Stomping Ground (CT), Teavolve (MD), Gypsy Sally’s (DC), Cafe Stella (VA), Parallel Wine and Whisky Bar (VA), Barry Graham’s Acoustic Highway WHRO Radio (In Studio) (VA).
Grace in the News
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Grace Morrison’s music is somewhere between a rock and a hard place. It slides into the cracks and crevices of things that get overlooked. She is folk. She is pop. She’s unbelievably masterful behind the wheel of a guitar. Read more...
Grace Morrison’s latest CD I’m The Apple is a treat for the ears on every track. Morrison’s bright, chirpy timbre and vocal glide make her a winsome favorite in the local scene. Her songwriting prowess allows her to conjure many fine lyrical moments, and the instrumentation she and her support band lay out sparkle in their own special light during their special moments. This especially true of producer Jon Evans guitar work and the extra texture offered by backing singer John Baptista.
ROCHESTER — Grace Morrison doesn’t just know her roots; she sings them in nearly every song.
The Wareham-based singer-songwriter’s latest album is filled with her memories and stories. She explained her musical inspirations at an album release party for her first full-length album, “I’m the Apple” on August 21 at the Hartley-Rhodes Cranberry Bogs in Rochester.
Many of the songs on Morrison’s album touch on her family history. She explained that “Lorraine” deals with the psychological aftermath of war on a family, while “Oh Alma” endeavors to remember an ancestor who died young.
ROCHESTER – Grace Morrison’s love of music started young and to the tune of “MMMbop.”
“I wanted to marry one of them,” she said of the 1990s boy band Hanson. “The second I saw them I wanted to join them, meet them, and I never put down a musical instrument after that.”
As a teen, the Wareham native took piano lessons and started writing songs. Beyond Hanson, she was inspired by Lilith Fair, a national tour that featured female singers/guitarists. She wanted to do what they did, and that’s when she learned the guitar.