Grace’s love for music started in her childhood living room, harmonizing to folk and blues songs with her family. Inspired by a variety of artists from bluegrass/folk singers like Patty Griffin and Alison Krauss to pop artists like Billy Joel and The Beatles to blues artists ranging from B.B. King to Bonnie Raitt.
After graduating from Hope College in 2014 with a double major in Gender Studies and Psychology, Grace moved to Nashville, TN from 2015 to 2018 to run her nonprofit organization, “Songs Against Slavery,” full-time. The mission of this organization was to raise awareness and fight against human trafficking in the U.S. through benefit concerts. They were successful in raising over $375,000 to support the cause.
During her time in Nashville, Grace achieved notable milestones, including opening for Emmylou Harris, performing at the famous Bluebird Cafe, participating in songwriter rounds at The Listening Room, and opening for Matthew Perryman Jones at The Nashville City Winery.
In 2019, she returned to Kalamazoo to pursue music full-time. It’s evident that Grace Theisen is not only a talented artist but also dedicated to using her music to make a positive impact and raise awareness of important social issues.
We hope to see you at the Pull Barn for some great tunes and stellar brews!