MPress Records‘ recording artist, Grace Pettis, will be performing at Café Nine in New Haven Sunday, February 26th in support of her critically acclaimed latest album, Working Woman. Grace will share some wonderful tales while playing old favorites and brand new songs. Show time is 4:00 pm and is a co-bill with Laura Herscovitch.
An award-winning singer-songwriter from Austin via Alabama, Grace epitomizes the term singer/songwriter. As a singer, her voice is both powerful and beautiful, and she uses it like a fine arts painter to color and craft her songs. Her music has been characterized as “a little bit folk, a little bit country/Americana, and a whole lot of soul”.
She is the winner of many of the nation’s most prestigious songwriting contests, including NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, and has received grants from the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. Grace’s songs have been recorded by other esteemed artists, including Sara Hickman and Ruthie Foster. Her highly acclaimed independently released records, Grace Pettis (2009), Two Birds (2012), and the acoustic EP, Blue Star in a Red Sky (2018), have garnered praise from top-notch magazines, newspapers, and radio. She also holds down duties as a member (along with Rebecca Loebe and BettySoo) of the Americana/folk-pop trio Nobody’s Girl.
Grace Pettis’ debut album on MPress, Working Woman, is a powerful testament to working women from all walks of life – all who essentially hold our communities together with their service and double-duties. Produced by lauded singer-songwriter Mary Bragg, and mixed by 2x Grammy® award winner Shani Ghandi (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical), the record features an all-female/non-binary band. The rest of the album credits are female/non-binary as well: co-writers, engineers, photographer, and graphic designer included. Guest contributions come from Indigo Girls (“Landon”), Ruthie Foster(“Pick Me Up”), Dar Williams(“Any Kind of Girl”), The Watson Twins(”Never Get It Back”), Gina Chavez(“Mean Something”) and Mary Bragg(“Paper Boat”).
Photo courtesy of Grace Pettis.