I’ve got something delicious for you – bluesy, folky, with a touch of jazz and an indie rock chick vibe. Here’s a ridiculously awesome vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Grace Woodroofe. Her sound slides from quiet and sultry (“Transformer” – god I love this) to dangerous (“Bear”) to “Battles,” which is just eerie, hypnotic, and deeply sad. In the past four years, she’s been in some damn fine company – Ben Harper, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Cat Power, and I predict that people will really like what they hear. Originally from Australia and now based in California, she’s just released her debut album here in the U.S., Always Want (Modular/Universal). She’ll be playing some dates on the East Coast later this month (T.T. the Bear’s Place on Saturday, March 24), before a month-long residency at the Bootleg Bar in L.A. The toughest part of this piece was deciding which of her marvelous songs to post, but you can listen to a few others on soundcloud.
Wed, March 21 – North Star, Philadelphia, PA
Thurs, March 22 – Mercury Lounge (early show), New York, NY
Sat, March 24 – T.T. the Bear’s Place (early show @ 8:15pm), Cambridge, MA
Sun, March 25 – Black Cat Backstage, Washington, DC
Mondays, April 2-9-16-23 – Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles, CA