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New release True to Life is here!

The folky Americana of this album travels through many stories, detours, and adventures, and all of them are True to Life.

Gracious Me is an award-winning songwriter who writes and sings southern-inflected, female-perspective literary Americana songs.  Soulful, powerful singing, thoughtful lyrics, and memorable melodies all serve the message of Gracious Me's songs.  The new Gracious Me album, "True to Life" is now available, and has been in the Top 10 in the Roots Music Report Contemporary Folk Charts and Top 15 on the Radio Guitar One Folk charts!  Most recently, Gracious Me was a 2020 honorable mention in the Great River Folk Fest songwriter video contest and a 2019 South Florida Folk Fest Songwriting Competition finalist.  Her original song "The Battle's Not Over" was named a finalist in the 2019 Rapunzel's 17th Annual Songwriting Contest.  You can also pick up the debut EP, "Introducing . . . Gracious Me" right here on the website under MUSIC, in hard copy at CD Baby, downloads from iTunes and Amazon, and streaming on Spotify and elsewhere.  Gracious Me and the Ingrates is the collective expression of Gracious Me songs and a few tasteful covers, so come see us at one of our duo or band performances.  Thanks for listening!

Coming Events

Previous events


Stories in Song -- Four Songwriter Night

Epicure Cafe, 11104 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA

So excited to have excellent touring songwriters Tiffany Williams and Sara Trunzo join local artists Gracious Me and Stephanie Mathias for an evening of original songs! Come out for a listening room evening of stories in song, beautifully shared. $10 donation encouraged! The Epicure's menu is always excellent, so come hungry.



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Stamford, CT

The biggest FAI regional conference -- I'm dizzy just looking at the schedule! I'll be sharing my music in four guerrilla showcases - two on Thursday, one on Friday, and one Saturday afternoon. Conference attendees only, but I hope to bring out lots of inspiration for new songs that I can share with everyone!

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