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Abby Grace

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The Hermit's Music

A Collaboration of Vancouver Island Songwriters

Senses of the Sea - Released August 2017

Combining a deep love of sailing with a passion for sharing joyful music, this CD is a compilation of my experiences, with a “sea shanty/ Irish Rovers” flare to it. Witnessing my songs come to life under the skillful collaboration of such open-hearted and fun musicians was pure magic. Our Intention was to create a joyful experience. Our Mission was to leave you with a smile on your face. It is our hope and desire that you have as much fun listening to it as we had making it.

Love, light, laughter,

grace and gratitude

 Abby


 Abby Grace - Biography

( by David Morrison )

“Not-Too-Shabby-Abby / Loves to sing her songs

She’s a happy Abby / When everyone sings along” 

Born in Hearst and growing up in Hornepayne, ON, Abby Grace was not exposed to a great deal of music as a youngster, but looking at the gusto with which she pursues music for the pure joy of it today, the only explanation is that she was born with it coursing through her veins!  Having only latently decided to truly follow her musical bliss in earnest in 2011, Abby has already taught herself how to play guitar (a hand-built cigar box model to boot!), written around sixty original songs, and racked up dozens of local live appearances.  Sometimes in life we have itches to scratch, and the passionate way Abby has launched herself into her musical adventures is a perfect illustration of that notion in action.

Like so many, Abby believes her first emotional reaction to music was for The Beatles, especially the acoustic Lennon-McCartney masterpiece , Norwegian Wood, and the 1965 pop game-changer, Rubber Soul.  Later, rock legends such as Fleetwood Mac, Phil Collins and Jimi Hendrix, as well as lots of ‘soft rock,’ country and folk music all played their parts in Abby’s musical thinking, providing an education she now carries to the stages of Vancouver Island with her own affectionate cover versions of songs by her idols.

Abby’s own material, however, is unfailingly upbeat, jaunty and celebratory, projecting inclusive messages of hope and joy.  She injects her music with a playful innocence, reflective of the fun she had when singing in a vocal group on CBC in Grades 7 and 8.  And now, although relatively late in life to take it up, Abby is pursuing a musical dream held since she was that child, and it would seem from the reactions to her songs and performances that it is indeed a dream come true!

Abby’s debut release was the Abby’s Amblings EP (2016), a six-song release resulting directly from a chain of events starting by pure chance in a Nashville, TN bar.  The songs have attracted the attention of circles within Nashville’s publishing and songwriting communities, and in turn that of The Hermit’s Music.  As a consequence of the latter’s involvement, a second EP, entitled Senses of the Sea, was released mid-August 2017.  Bearing nautical and oceanic themes, the 9-song CD was overseen and released by The Hermit’s Music’s Paul Bezooyen, who contributes guitars, percussion and backing vocals.  Also onboard are Dave Barta (Celtic Chaos) on accordion, piano and backing vocals; Rod Sauer (harmonica) Kenny Brault (mandolin); Linda Bezooyen (harmony vocals) and Abby’s grandchildren Aiden, Ethan and Cole on gang vocals!

Whether performing solo acoustic shows, or easy listening melodies with her band Sound Waves featuring Roger Welliver on bass, or rocking with her wittily named dance band, The Vested Interests with herself, Roger, Flemming Andersen on keyboards, Rod Sauer on harmonica, Abby Grace is absolutely in her element, taking the audience with her in a singalong celebration of music and life’s joys and quirks!