Catch Of The Week: Grace Morrison!

Meet Grace Morrison from Wareham, a remarkably talented singer and songwriter, inspired to perform after hearing MMMbop!

Grace Morrison has some good stories, true stories, on what led her into being a singer, songwriter and performer. Yes, "MMMbop" from the 90s teen pop sensation Hanson, did inspire her. As a young child she was always shy. Her parents signed her up for soccer, but when she realized she had to play with other kids, she opted out. Her dad sent her to piano lessons, instead. That was definitely a turning point. But after hearing Hanson, Morrison said, "I wanted to marry one of them. 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, Grace started writing songs, and again found inspiration, this time by Lilith Fair. That's when she learned to play guitar. Now, the current Rochester resident plays guitar, piano and acccordion. She describes her sound as: "Singer/songwriter, country, Americana, Hopefully Tom Petty and Chris Stapleton." Those high hopes don't seem so out of reach, after you hear and see this talented story teller put her stories to music and deliver them almost effortlessly. She has an approachable confidence, a enchanting voice and a laid back sense of humor, that'll have you from the first note.

Morrison Makes Music

Grace recently graced our Country 102-5 studios to share her music. Check out her beautiful new original, "Throwing Stones."

 

From her acclaimed album, I'm The Apple, take a look at "America:"

Here's the studio recording and title track of Grace Morrison's "I'm The Apple:"

 

Grace Under Fire

  • Biggest Influences: Lilith Fair, my dad
  • All-time favorite country songs: Almost anything Willie Nelson
  • First country concert: A Dixie Chicks tribute band
  • Has opened for: Lori McKenna, Eddie Money, J. Geils, Chris Slade(AC/DC), Greg Douglass (The Steve Miller Band)
  • Currently liking on Country 102-5: Kacey Musgraves -"Merry Go Round," Toby Keith's "Who's Your Daddy" (was definitely my wedding song)
  • If you weren't a musician: I teach music now, does that count? Otherwise I'd totally be an historian
  • Most proud moment: Finishing my first full length CD. That and snorkeling in the Bahamas
  • Crazy things that happened performing: I had a fan that was dancing so close to my mic that i kept smacking into my teeth when I was singing. I had another fan that left me history books on my car while I was singing.
  • Fun facts: Kathy Mattea's "Where've You Been" makes me ugly-cry. Every. Single. Time;  I tried to write a concept album about all of Henry VIII's wives; I am fascinated, and wrote a song about the Titanic ("A Warmer Night"); I have tiny feet (like so small I have to special order shoes); I worked at King Richard's Faire.

Morrison On The Move:

  • Feb 9- The Inn On Shipyard Park, Mattapoisett
  • Feb 10- Toad, Cambridge
  • Feb 16- Shelter From The Storm Fundraiser, West Barnstable
  • Feb 23- Buskers Irish Pub, Newport, RI
  • Feb 28- Rose Alley Ale House, New Bedford
  • March 2- The Stomping Ground, Putnam, CT
  • March 16- The Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth 8:00 pm

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