John Gracie Releases HOLLOW STREET

A Sweet Release

You can catch John Gracie live this Holiday SEAson...

Dec 1- Christmas Concert in Charlottetown - Trinity United Church 7pm

Dec 12 - Private Christmas show in Bear River First Nation

Dec 15- Christmas Concert, Bella Rose Arts Centre, Halifax, 7pm

Dec 23rd- Wentworth Park Sydney presented by Glace Bay Y’s Men and Women Club

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Posted: November 22, 2017

John Gracie CD Launch for 15th Album - HOLLOW STREET

“It’s been a long journey just to get back from where I started…with the acoustic guitar.”- John Gracie

John Gracie will celebrate the launch of his new album, HOLLOW STREET with a CD Launch Party, taking place Wednesday, November 29th at the Compass Room, Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax, starting at 7pm. There is no charge, all are welcome. Music will start at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be served. CDs will be for sale.

The multiple award winner who has created projects in several genres has returned to his roots, with HOLLOW STREET, presenting his music with his vocals and his acoustic guitar. At this point of his life, Gracie says he is in a place of reflection. In his liner notes, he discusses how he missed the 60’s movement by a few years but still carries the philosophy. He is a self declared pacifist and bleeding heart liberal.

The music on HOLLOW STREET has either been influenced by that era or is from that time. His original songs, “Hollow Street” and “Crying a Lot Lately” are true examples of this. “Hollow Street” is a song of coming of age, reflecting on that time when you see man’s struggle, when you come to empathize with someone else’s plight and in this case see the hollowness of what is called the 'American Dream'. “Crying a Lot Lately” will be the first single and carries the anti-establishment theme.

“Hideaway” was inspired while John recorded his album, A Gene MacLellan Tribute. It is an emotional ballad that many will relate to. Many will love Gracie’s renditions of some of his favourite songs, "Blowin in the Wind," "Dirty Old Town," and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," to name a few.

"Birds of Joy," was introduced to Gracie while he was recording his first album and visiting John Alan Cameron in Toronto. Several years later it still had an impact on him and made the cut for this record.

Gracie produced this album that features himself on acoustic guitar, Will Paynter on stand up bass, Brad Conrad on electric guitar and Martin Davidson on saxophone. Gracie loves how the sound evolved and was thrilled when his sax player, Martin Davidson branded it 'saxofolk' Gracie hopes fans enjoy this album.

“This is where I am today, tomorrow I may be somewhere else. I just keep on singing and writing and let life and my music unfold as it should.”- John Gracie.

 

While you're here be sure to WATCH our special interview with John - we chat while he cooks - REALLY! For John's Cool People Profile click here. For everything else visit www.johngracie.ca

We're giving away a copy of John Gracie's brand new CD HOLLOW STREET in our Countdown to Christmas Contest.

Click on the picture below to see how YOU can get in on the winning!

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