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Just Gracey is a Mother/son duo consisting of the singer songwriter Olivia Gracey and her fourteen year old son Ty Gracey. They began their journey as a team two years ago in Nashville performing at a songwriter’s fest for fun and grins. Their song “Muddle Muddle Mess” has quickly become a favorite with rising request. They are releasing their first Album in Jan of 2014.
“Original Sound” …“Fine musicianship”… “Taking us way back with that voice”
The name “Just Gracey” was derived by the saying you often hear from Olivia “Just by the grace of God we play.” It’s a privilege she doesn’t take lightly.
Olivia has been writing for as long as she can remember growing up in a very active country music family. Her Mom and Dad were staples in Nashville when Olivia was a child. Her mother wrote for Acuff/Rose and her Dad played lead in her band as they toured the country singing. Country music has always been a big part of Olivia’s life. It wasn’t until a few years ago that she penned the song “Something” that reawakened her creative style. Her passion for writing has since opened the door to traveling all over sharing their music today.
At the age of nine, Ty sang “Folsom Prison Blues” in a talent show for school. With his ease in front of a crowd and loving personification of Johnny Cash, he stole the hearts of students and faculty. Soon after, Ty began learning every song he could on his little guitar. He joined his Mom on stage three years later at a songwriter’s festival in Nashville. By the second show he was hooked and begged to do it again. Olivia made a promise to her son that day to play again and she has kept that promise. Ty has since learned how to make his favorite guitar his Taylor sing, as well as his Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Piano, and his newly built Cajon.
“Muddle Muddle Mess” was their first composed song together. They have crafted more including “For the last time”, “I Believe”, “What the Good Lord Gave You” and the recent single released for sale “Riding Shotgun”. Olivia gets sassy in her songwriting as in “Not a Lady to some” or “Drink Until he’s Ugly” but Ty brings a Jazz style in just to throw off the genre with “Wishmaker”. The diversity of this duo keeps you engaged and makes it hard to pick a favorite when you hear them play.
2013 is proving to be their year to get heard as they opened for the annual Go Hog Wild Fest in Oklahoma, booked at the local Bridgestreet Towne Center as pavement performers, the Flying Monkey Arts just to name a few.
They have auditioned for Blue Bird, Played Commodore, The Annual Songwriters Festival and continue to drive the interstate to let Nashville hear their music.
They play with passion. Their music is soulful. It’s heartfelt. It’s unique. As Olivia calls it “It’s a mix of an Old Chic and a New Generation.” Music you definitely need to hear. A Mother/Son duo; has there ever been one?
Update Jan 2013: Long time studio drummer Darrell DeLong from Lawton Oklahoma has joined JUST GRACEY along with his Son Seth DeLong. Seth is a rising guitar player backing up Ty on Rhythm. Darrell and Seth join JUST GRACEY for Festivals and gigs in the Okla/Tx areas.