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August 5th @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Born and raised in Jupiter, Florida, Grace Givertz (she/her) has been writing songs and performing since she was eleven years old. Following her first EP The Light in 2017, Grace turned her wit to grit when she released her independent record Year of the Horse (2019). Playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica in addition to vocals, Year of the Horse showcases Grace’s ability to turn lemons into lemonade. She writes openly about living with chronic illness and how it has affected every aspect of her life, turning tragedy into a triumphant debut.
Since her arrival in Boston in 2016, Grace Givertz has been featured in several publications including The Boston Globe, Vanyaland, and Allston Pudding. A two-time Boston Music Award nominee, Grace has performed at well-loved Boston venues including Club Passim, Brighton Music Hall, The Burren, and Great Scott. In 2022, Grace was invited to join the inaugural cohort of the Harvard Ed Portal’s artist pipeline program. Grace is currently facilitating a series of songwriting workshops at Harvard with a focus on accessible music education.
Grace is currently recording her sophomore album, which will exclusively feature musicians and collaborators from BIPOC, LGBTQ, and disabled communities. The inclusion we long to see in the folk community will not happen if we do not employ the people who have so long been excluded. She is a 2022 Live Arts Boston grant recipient from The Boston Foundation supporting her next album.
“The only real option is to smile at how much [Grace] packs into a tiny punch of a song.” – digboston
Photo Credit: Omari Spears