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Mixing seemingly effortless musicality, an enchanting stage presence, and original storytelling, Grace Morrison’s songs speak to fans of all ages. Her 2017 album, “I’m the Apple,” is full of catchy choruses, history, and emotion; all key elements of her unique style. With roots in the folk, rock, jam-band and funk scenes, Sarah Blacker and NE Groove Association fuse their vibrant musical worlds together to create an original, soulful sound.
Mixing seemingly effortless musicality, an enchanting stage presence, and original storytelling, Grace Morrison’s songs speak to fans of all ages. Her 2017 album, “I’m the Apple,” is full of catchy choruses, history, and emotion; all key elements of her unique style. “With a crystal clear voice and songs that land squarely in your heart, Grace has something truly special,” says producer/performer Jon Evans of Brick Hill Studios. And Jon should know, he has spent his career playing with the very best singer-songwriters of our generation: Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Ben Folds, and Paula Cole.
Her early professional career included stints performing with Eddie Money, J. Geils, Pete Francis of Dispatch, and Joey Molland of Badfinger. She’s also shared the stage with The Stray Birds, Melissa Ferrick, John Gorka, The Vespers, and Zoe Lewis. If you are from New England you’ll know as the voice of the Cardi’s Furniture holiday ad campaign and the 2014 Rhode Show Big Break Winner where her music video was played during the American Idol finale. Once you see her live, you will not soon forget her: www.gracemorrison.com.
–“Grace’s voice is a reflection of herself–pure and true. She is an incredible talent.” Grammy nominated recording engineer, John Mailloux
–“It is a testament to her talent that Morrison sounds as good live as she does on her record.” Mark Gorman, Newport This Week
–“I am in awe that such a young woman would do a tribute to those of us who served, and particularly to those who fell. Thank you!” Congressionally chartered Vietnam Veterans of America regarding the song and video “Taking Johnny Home”
–“I’m The Apple is a treat for the ears on every track,” Bill Copeland, Billcopelandmusicnews.com
SARAH BLACKER & NEW ENGLAND GROOVE ASSOCIATION
With roots in the folk, rock, jam-band and funk scenes, Sarah Blacker and NE Groove Association fuse their vibrant musical worlds together to create an original, soulful sound.
The project, which often features special guests, is comprised of award-winning / internationally touring singer/songwriters / multi-instrumentalists, Sarah Blacker, Aaron Z. Katz, and Phil Selesnick on keyboards.
Aaron Katz with over 20 years of national and international touring, is the singer/songwriter/producer/drummer from the successful jam-band, Percy Hill. Percy Hill won the Jammy Award for ‘Album of the Year’ in 2000 and continues sell-out rooms on the jam club and festival scene. The band recently reunited after an 8-year hiatus, to sold-out shows at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME and The Paradise, Boston.
Sarah Blacker was named ‘Female Performer of the Year’ in the 2013 New England Music Awards, and has built a devoted following both nationally and internationally via extensive touring, passionate singing and songwriting, and belief in the power of music. Her motto, #songssavelives speaks to her work as a Music Therapist, and her coming up on the jam-band concerts and festivals scene. She feels enthusiastic about re-connecting/moving with this fun-loving group of people, now as an accomplished musician and performer.
The duo just returned from JamCruise 15 (http://www.JamCruise.com) during which they performed at several locations and stages throughout the floating festival.