In a world where we are urged to limit descriptions to hashtags and sound bites it is tempting to describe Grace Morrison as simply: singer-songwriter. But she is so much more. She is pop; she is folk; she is roots; she is country. Hear her music and you’ll be hooked. See her live and you’ll be left wanting more. It has been said that her storytelling “can make you cry; it can make you sing.”
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 Eventide Arts Songwriting Competition and the Big Break contest where her music video was played on the season finale of American Idol.
WPRI American Idol Big Break Winner
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)
Voice of Cardis Holiday Campaign
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).