Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style, Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock.
A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.
The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.
With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.
"There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."
Photo by Kendra Krantz