Hill Country Live Presents
Grace Askew, Leland Sundries
30 W. 26th St.
New York, NY, 10010
A sixth-generation Memphian, Grace Askew has called the Delta her home her entire life, drawing much of her inspiration from the muddy, rural roots of her hometown. Starting guitar at age 13, Grace's passion for writing quickly melded with the instrument, and ever since, she has been writing her own material and performing in venues across the country. Over the past 4 years the road has been a mainstay for Askew as she continuously pushes herself to travel, sharing her music with all walks of life via self-booked and self-promoted tours. The people, places, and experiences have thus shaped her songwriting to the stories of what she has seen and simply to what she knows. So far, her talents have afforded her the opportunity to open and tour with some of her musical heroes such as Marty Stuarty, Hayes Carll, T-Model Ford, Ray Wylie Hubbard, James McMurtry, Band of Heathens, and Jesse Winchester. Most recently, Grace was on team Blake Shelton of NBC's The Voice (season 4) which took her all the way to the final 32 and was later deemed a top 3 favorite contestant by Yahoo Music and RollingStone.com
“Leland Sundries, a band from New York led by Nick Loss-Eaton, is dedicated to storytelling in a way that recalls Woody Guthrie and his Folkways brethren. [Their] scrappy Americana will get you longing for empty two-lane highways and kudzu-encased back porches.” – New York Times
“Not only does Brooklyn singer-songwriter Nick Loss-Eaton write richly detailed, sepia-toned tunes that layer America then and now atop one another like a ghostly palimpsest, he’s just as handy at knocking out Johnny Cash-worthy trifles like ‘Giving Up Redheads.’ His quartet has been spending a lot of quality road time lately, so expect them to be well-marinated for this homecoming gig.” – The Village Voice
“Oddball storytelling with a lo-fi country sensibility” – Time Out New York