If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of the band Badfinger), Grace has become a regular on the national festival and touring circuit. She has won a number of prestigious awards including the Grand Prize of the New England Songwriting Competition and the WPRI Rhode Show Big Break contest where her music video was played on the season finale of American Idol. The first half of 2019 iss off to a great start for Grace as she was selected to be an Official Showcase performer at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (TN), named a finalist in the Wildflower (TX) Festival performing singer-songwriter contest, and selected to perform in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY). Her sophomore solo album “Reasons" was released on May 10thand debuted the # 2 Top Album on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Contemporary Country Airplay Chart.
2019 SWRFA Alt. Offical Showcase Artist
2019 Falcon Ridge Festival Emerging Artist Showcase Selection
2019 Wildflower Festival Singer-Songwriter Finalist*
2019 SERFA Official Showcase Artist
2018 NERFA Folk DJ Showcase Artist
2018 SERFA Official Showcase Artist (alternate)
2018 WSM: Nashville Road Show Semi-Finalist*
2017 Eventide New England Songwriting Finalist
2016 Eventide New England Songwriting Grand Prize
2016 Wildflower Festival Singer-Songwriter Finalist
2016 Telluride, Colorado Folk Festival Songwriter (Honorable Mention)
2015 New England Music Grassroots Award
*could not attend due to scheduling conflict
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).