January 7, 2012
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are enjoying the start of the New Year. May 2013 bring many blessings to all!! 2012 was an amazing year!!! I thought I’d share with you 5 cool musical moments of 2012 as well as 5 things I’m increadibally thankful for.
My Top 5 Musical Moments of 2012
1.) Performing “Home” & “Simpler Times” pre-game and on the field at the Wilmington Blue Rocks Game this summer. Also got to sing the National Anthem and throw the opening pitch!!
2.) Meeting Vince Gill
3.)Performing at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN
4.) Having my music advertised on Oprah’s Website
5.) Doing my first interview with Songwriting Magazine, UK
The 5 Things I’m Most Thankful For
1.) Having an amazing & supportive family!!
3.) Partnering up with Alex Turock & Erik Hedrick on guitar (and all of the musicans/songwriters/friends and other creatives that I’ve had the opportunity to work with this past year, I couldn’t ask for better.)
4.) Having the opportunity to introduce kids at both Mighty Writers& Tree House Books to the craft of songwriting & seeing their ideas come to life.
5.) Being able to release my music into the world & begin to embark on a dream I’ve had since I was a six years old. SO GREATFUL for everything that has happened this past year!!
I can’t wait to share with you all that’s in store for 2013!!
Best wishes for a new year filled with hope, laughter and love!
Love always, Grace
I hope this finds you doing well and enjoying the last month of summer. (Can you believe it’s already August!?!) If it was up to me, summer would last all year long:) This month has been an exciting one so far–and it keeps getting better! First off, I’d like to introduce you to two new guitar players, Erick Hedrick, who plays for me down in TN and Alex Turock, who will be joining me for most of the PA shows. Come see us live and you might just meet one of the guys:)
In early August mom and I headed back down to Nashville and it was an action packed few days. On Monday, I had a writing session with Jenn Bostic, a very talented, Nashville based, singer and songwriter, who you must check out. (http://jennbostic.com/home) We had a lot of fun and wrote a cool new tune. Can’t wait to share it with you! Come to a September show and you might just hear it
Monday night I got to play the ledgenday Blue Bird Cafe for the first time!! It was amazing and a little nerve racking, as it’s the number one place to play in Nashville. Erick and I performed “Home” for a packed house and judging by the applause, I think they liked it!
Tuesday night, we were off to play in a writers round at Hotel Indigo (Downtown). For those of you that don’t know, a writers round is when a group of songwriters share the stage, each taking turns performing their own songs. The round consisted of Emily Coulston, Brent Lindley and myself. Two other talented Nashville based singer/songwriters-keep an eye out for them as well. It was like playing a show with friends! We had a great time!!
Since returning from Nashville, I’ve been working on September bookings and am super excited to share all of our upcoming show dates with you!!! I’ve listed them below. For more info. go to http://www.gracebernicker.com and click on the “Schedule” tab. Looking forward to seeing you in September!!!
September Show Schedule:
August 28th, The Grape Room @8pm. (Manayunk, PA)
September 7th, Two Old Hippies @6:30. (Nashville, TN)
September 8th, Casablanca Coffee @8pm. (Nashville, TN)
September 15th, Linvilla Orchards, Arts & Music Fest. @10:30am. (Media, PA)
September 15th, Liberty Pro Rodeo @5:30pm. (Plymouth Meeting, PA)
September 21st, Mugshots Coffee @6pm. W/ Natalie Acciani. (Philadelphia, PA)
September 29th, Pink Jams Music Fest., Hard Rock Café @9:30am. (Washington, D.C.)
Thanks for all the love and support!!
Love always, 3
Check out my site at: http://www.gracebernicker.com to read about my recent trip to Nashville, performing in TN for the first time and view a bunch of cool pictures from the trip. We even got to meet an amazing country music artist! Think you might recognize him :))
As most of you know a portion of the proceeds from my debut single “Home,” goes towards Tree House Books, an amazing after school program in North Philadelphia. In addition to donating a portion of the proceeds from “Home,” I have partnered up with Tree House, doing a handful of fun activates with the kids from Tree House. In our first event, I performed “Home,” for all the kids at Tree House Books. After the performance, the kids made posters, choosing one word that represented “home” to them. We had everything from family to love to food!! I had a complete blast that afternoon performing for the kids and helping them make posters!
This past Friday, I went back to Tree House, to do a songwriting workshop with the kids! We talked about everything from song structure to their favorite artists, such as Nikki Minaj and Chris Brown, and in the end, decided to write our own song about summer! Each of the kids were to write down ten things that they loved about summer. After coming up with our chorus, one item from everyone’s list became a line in the song. As the kids told me their lines, I wrote them down on a very large poster on the wall. After a few practice rounds we all sang the song through and I recorded it on my phone, to be able to share it with them and all of you. We didn’t have any instruments, so we snapped our fingers along to the beat. I’ve posted the audio link below, along with the words to the song. We had a really great time writing this one! Also a huge shout out to Ms. Lauren at Tree House Books for helping us put everything together that afternoon, couldn’t have done it with you!
Click Here to listen to the song the kids wrote! www.gracebernicker.com
I strongly believe when you are given a good opportunity, it is important to do good with the good you have been given. I am very happy to announce that for the first two months of its release, a portion of the proceeds from, “Home,” will go towards Tree House Books. Tree House Books is an amazing organization located in Philadelphia, PA. Their mission is to “Grow and sustain a community of readers, writers and thinkers in North Central Philadelphia.” By providing a fun and safe afterschool space, they help kids improve their reading and writing skills in a creative, community-making environment. Want to learn more about Tree House Books? Click here: http://treehousebooks.org/