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Grace Askew

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Grace Askew may be a sixth generation Memphian…but, the soulful roots of her hometown aren’t the only undercurrents running within each song….
With sultry, aching resonance to her crooning and a rustic, guttural songwriting approach, Grace’s unique sound brings a breath of fresh air into the stifled Alt-Country/Soul/Pop genre.
Growing up in a family full of artists, designers, and performers, Grace’s intuitive passion for reading and writing was strongly encouraged. However, her interest in music – in combination with writing – would not be enlivened until the age of 13, when Grace began taking guitar lessons and, ultimately, putting words to chords. Seventeen was a huge transition stage for Grace as well. With frequent trips to visit her older sister, who was then living as an actress in New York City, Grace was opened up to a brand new world of culture, style, and, ultimately…music:
**“We were hanging out with one of her friends in his loft in Brooklyn, and one night, after playing a couple of my songs for him, he handed over a CD and said, ‘You’ve GOT to hear her.’ It was Cat Power’s first cover album. And that changed my life.”
Yet another poignant marker of Grace’s musical evolution was when she studied under a jazz/bossa nova guitar teacher throughout high school, and ultimately ended up attending college in New Orleans for over a year.

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  • Bornwithafever

    Her voice is truly amazing.

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • t2rustykeys

    "As the black hole sucks you and the moon starts a grooowwlin' and time just flat out leaves. Well its a tombstone moneymaker, penniless pocket shaker, voodoo steamroller, when you're thru it still aint over! Yess yeeess what a Beautiful Mess "<3 Miss Askew's music

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Ray_Thrasher

    great music

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Very interesting... Tom Waits in a skirt)

    5 Feb 2011 Reply

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