"Smart, alluring and evocative." - Washington Post
“Grace’s bright, clear voice reflects simple beauty and subtle wisdom, traits shared by all memorable singers from Billie Holiday to Emmylou Harris.”
– LA Weekly
Kathleen Grace grew up in the West, its vistas etching an impression that would stay with the Tucson, AZ native as she traveled to the dry hills of Los Angeles. From there, Grace has forged a remarkable career that has sent her around the globe, playing for a worldwide audience whose diversity reflects her own eclectic musical tastes. Her upcoming release “Tie Me To You” is a partnership with stellar keyboardist, pianist and songwriter Larry Goldings (John Mayer, James Taylor). With live, often single take, performances, the song driven album features the duo’s authentic chemistry mixed with special appearances by Gabe Witcher (The Punch Brothers) and David Piltch (KD Lang). Grace has appeared on stages as varied as her music, including The Montreux Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center for the Arts and the South by Southwest music festival. She appears throughout Jim James’ (of My Morning Jacket) latest solo release Uniform Distortion. She has also performed with Portugal the Man on the Billboard American Music Awards and most recently, the Coachella music festival. Grace is a member of the jazz faculty at the Flora L. Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.
Grace’s prior album, No Place To Fall, is a sun-drenched landscape of music rooted in her desert upbringing and elegant country spirit. Recorded at Carriage House Studios and produced by Sheldon Gomberg (Ryan Adams, Ben Harper, Lucinda Williams), No Place To Fall is the undeniable evolution of Grace as a naturally exquisite singer and songwriter, whose soulful instincts are skillfully honed by her prior experience in jazz and blues.
Her own words
“Jazz is a value system” Grace explains. “I may not always be creating music specific to that space, but I try to let its deepest truths of freedom, listening and trust guide my path, my choices.”