Grace O’Shea is a singer-songwriter from New England, who now calls Nashville, Tennessee home. Grace first picked up a guitar when she was fourteen, and was performing in popular Boston venues such as Faneuil Hall’s Green Dragon and the Kinsale by age sixteen. By eighteen, she had relocated to America’s Music City, in pursuit of the next song.
Drawing from vintage folk, country, and Americana influences that include Brandi Carlile, Lori McKenna, Kacey Musgraves, Joni Mitchell, and Taylor Swift, O’Shea’s music evokes themes both timeless and classic, blended with fresh, contemporary sounds and arrangements.
Her debut single, “Blinked” with its cryptic imagery, ascendant vocal lines, ethereal strings, and lyrics cloaked in a light shade of melancholy blue, capture a feeling of love not quite gained, but perhaps not quite lost, leaving listeners to decide for themselves.
O’Shea is currently in the final stages of completing her Music Business degree at Nashville’s Belmont University, with plans to release a full EP of songs written since moving to Nashville, including Blinked, with the EP scheduled for release in the Spring/Summer of 2021.
A NOTE FROM ME
I'm not ashamed to admit it-- I was first drawn to country music when I heard Taylor Swift's "Teardrops On My Guitar" on the radio. I was captivated by the melody & the music, but mostly the story. From there, the fascination grew. From Taylor to Miranda, Miranda to country legends like Dolly, Johnny, & Loretta, to acclaimed modern singer-songwriters like Lori McKenna, Kacey Musgraves & Brandy Clark. While different in their execution, they all had one thing in common--they knew how to tell a compelling story. Some of their best stories capture the ups & downs of everyday life, the give & take of being a person in general.
Fittingly enough, "Teardrops" was the first song I ever learned on guitar, and once again I was hooked. I started playing for hours every day, and haven't stopped since. After I started playing, songwriting came pretty naturally to me--and the rest is history (lol hopefully).
I started playing gigs out when I was 16 --a year and a half after I'd picked up a guitar for the first time-- and fell in love with performing. I've played at weddings, restaurants, community events, Farmers Markets, and in Writers Rounds--rounds where each writer gets a chance to tell their stories.
I moved to Nashville for college, studying Music Business at Belmont University, and to be in a city that celebrates its songwriters like Nashville does is so exciting. I cannot wait to see what's to come--EP's, CD's, performances, meeting the greats, and more that I haven't even begun to fathom.
I'm happy to have you along for the ride!