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Abby Grace

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Discography


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Senses of the Sea - Audio Book

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Abby's Amblings 2

A Little Further Down the Path

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 Senses of the Sea - Audio Book - Released January 2020

I wrote this as a musical/play around my cd Senses of the Sea, and my girlfriend said it would make a great audiobook.  The songs just fell into place around the story.  Great for kids and adults alike.  Hope you enjoy it.

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 Abby's Amblings 2 - Released July 2019

How Lucky Can a Girl Get ?

Start with an amazing heartful musicianRoger (Rojo) Marlowe, from Nashvillewho takes my songs and brings them to life, and an awesome very talented producerPaul Bezooyen of The Hermits Music to mix, master, produce and manufacture it all. Throw in a couple of gals Linda Bezooyen and Megan Keene, as well as Paul, to contribute some angel-like harmonies, and poof: Abby’s Amblings 2- A Little Further Down the Path is born.

 There are so many people to thank, many precious moments shared, but one of the highlights in the making of this album has been the absolute fun and joy that everyone brought to the table, their dedication and heart, with the soul intention of putting the living room back in the music " Thank you Thank you Thank you"  We hope you have as much enjoyment listening as we had in the making of it.

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 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.

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 Abby's Amblings - Debut CD released May 2016 

Abby’s debut release is 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.

 

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 Children's Activity Book - Released March, 2018

Activity Book CoverActivity Book CoverBased on the songs from her Senses of the Sea album, Abby Grace has created a wonderful activity book for children ( and those who are young at heart ) It features a children's version of the Senses of the Sea CD, along with the song lyrics, and pages for drawing and coloring. Parents will appreciate how the book encourages shared playtime:  Singing , Doodling, Story writing... All things that engage imagination.

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 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 seventy 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, 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 on board 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!  Based on the songs from her Senses of the Sea album, Abby has created a wonderful activity book for children (and those who are young at heart) as well as a children's musical, featuring short dialogues along with sing along songs, and a focus on inspiring imagination and fun.

July 2019 marked the Release of Abby's Amblings 2 - a 9 song EP which is an extension of the work she has done with those involved in Abby's Debut album mentioned above.

It is a testament to her creative energy that, while producing Amblings 2, Abby was hard at work on her next project which will be a 100 % Hermit's Music production. Together with producer Paul Bezooyen, Abby will be exploring a whole new sound and texture for her new album, employing veteran studio musicians. STAY TUNED.  

Whether performing solo acoustic shows, or playing in various bands/groups,  Abby Grace is absolutely in her element, taking the audience with her in a singalong celebration of music and life’s joys and quirks!