Daytrotter Session - Mar 14, 2018
- Welcome to Daytrotter
- Blow Them All Away
Althea Grace is a young singer/songwriter who has already shared the stage with some big names. She is, at the same time, very early in her career as well as a practiced, professional touring musician. Her music is bluesy, but isn’t necessarily blues. Above all she is a pop artist, writing songs that are structurally firm and just as catchy.Before she picked up all this attention as a solo artist, she was in the folk-pop duo Future Stuff, where she played some upright bass. They’re so good Sheryl Crow even tweeted about them once.In this session she’s all by herself, but she holds up incredibly well. Her voice is so powerful and assured—her guitar playing is the same way. Whatever groups Althea may go on to join, her power is in her solitary way: the power of a lone artist moving mountains. Her latest solo EP is called Dreamers (her first album came out when she was 15!). Her songs are often about persistence, about staying up straight when the world is trying to knock you down. But sometimes, even with all the confidence in the world, you get knocked down; Althea has songs for that, too. Althea’s songs have a maturity to them that is scarce in even the legacy songwriters still active today.