Join Crosstown Arts in welcoming Memphis' own Grace Askew, in the Crosstown Arts Green Room! This will be a fully-curated, Southwestern/Southern-Gothic full-band show, including all musicians featured on the much-anticipated Summer 2019 album release + a screening of old road footage and many more aesthetic surprises. The Swamp-Soul queen herself, Marcella Simien, to kick things off!Other featured musicians: Cello (Jana Misener) Violin (Krista Combest), Bass (Landon Moore), Drums (Stephen Chopek), John Asbell (dobro, pedal steel, lap steel), Logan Hanna (lead guitar), Marcella Simien (Accordian), Erin Bakken (harmonies/backup vocals).
Spin calls Grace Askew "astoundingly defiant." Rolling Stone calls her "sultry" while praising her "raw, real and righteous" songwriting.With 6 studio albums and nearly a decade of touring under her belt, Grace has solidified herself as a relentlessly creative artist and a powerhouse of talent. She cut her first records at the legendary Ardent Studios & Sun Studios in Memphis, and has been a regular on the singer-songwriter circuit. She mostly hits the road accompanied only by her truck, Wanda, though she has also joined the likes of James McMurtry, Leon Russell, Marty Stuart, T-Model Ford, Jesse Winchester, Lisa Marie Presley, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Colter Wall, and Hayes Carll. She took home 1st place in the Unsigned Only, International, and John Lennon Songwriting Contests and made it to the final 32 on Season 4 of The Voice in 2013.