Thu, Sep 5, 2013 02:22 PM
Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. -BRANDON- The award-winning indie
harpist/singer-songwriter, Gillian Grassie performs at Brandon
Music on Sept. 7th at 7:30 p.m. Grassie delivers literary lyrics
with an expressive, soulful soprano over a blend of jazz-inflected
folk/pop that's smart, accessible, and completely
Origivation Magazine says Grassie has a "knack for turning
seemingly insignificant events into songs worthy of everyone's
Frequently weaving stories of her travel (mis)adventures into sets
more evocative of Regina Spektor than Joanna Newsom, Grassie's
charming, comfortable, and engaging stage presence has won her a
growing audience of devoted listeners. Grammy-winner Marc Cohn has
said of her live performance: "It's rare to hear a young singer
with such control and understated soulfulness, and even more rare
to hear a harp provide such a deep percussive groove. I was
immediately captivated by her sound."
Grassie studied bel canto and sang with choirs in her youth but
after a chance encounter with the poetry of Philip Larkin during a
high school English class and the discovery of her parents' Joni
Mitchell records in their attic, Grassie began writing her own
songs, ultimately graduating early and jumped into the Philadelphia
singer-songwriter scene. She wrote, recorded, and released her
first full-length album, Serpentine (2007), while still a student
at Bryn Mawr College. She again graduated on an accelerated
schedule, earning her B.A. in Comparative Literature cum
laude. Her music is often inspired by literary works, with
references to Philip Larkin, Robert Frost, Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
William Faulkner, and Francis James Child woven throughout.
General Admission is $15 with a pre-concert dinner available for
just $15. Reservations are encouraged. Venue is BYOB.
Call 802-465-4071 for reservations or information. Brandon
Music is located at 62 Country Club Rd. in Brandon.