Grace Pettis Band

THE WINE DOWN PRESENTED BY CHARLES SMITH WINES FT.

Grace Pettis Band

Wed · July 25, 2018

5:15 pm

Free

This event is all ages

WITH BITES BY TAVERNA / POP-UP SHOP BY SNEAKER POLITICS

It’s back!  The Wine Down presented by Charles Smith Wines returns for a sixth year with six more evenings of free music and bites, plus local pop-up shops and, of course, wine.  The 2018 series at 3TEN Austin City Limits Live (3TEN ACL Live) continues previous partnerships with the 2ND Street District, Visit Austin, and KUTX, with proceeds once again benefitting the Austin Music Foundation.

The Wine Down presented by Charles Smith Wines provides happiest of happy hours from 5PM-8PM on the last Wednesday of each month, April through September.  This free celebration of local culture invites Austinites to experience an evening in the 2ND Street District with music, bites, and shopping from some of our favorite spots.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Grace Pettis Band
Grace Pettis Band
In her short career, Alabama songwriter Grace Pettis has amassed bragging rights to spare. She is the winner of many of the nation’s most prestigious songwriting contests, including Kerrville New Folk Contest and NPR's Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, where she also took “best song” honors. Last summer, she received a grant from the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation, enabling her to attend the Chris Difford Songwriting Retreat and to co-write new songs with award-winning, chart-topping songwriters.

Grace’s self-released, fan-funded studio albums have garnered praise from critics, fans, and industry alike. Maverick Magazine enthusiastically endorsed her latest release, saying, “If you only buy one album this year, Two Birds is it!” Sirius XM Program Director, Mary Sue Twohy described Grace’s distinct, unaffected voice as a "wide open prairie, full of waving golden grains before menacing, dark thunderclouds.”

Grace’s songs have been recorded by other esteemed artists, including former State Musician of Texas Sara Hickman and three-time Grammy-nominated blues artist Ruthie Foster. Ruthie Foster covered two of Grace’s songs on her spring 2017 release, "Joy Comes Back."

Pettis is currently planning the release of her third studio album, "A Little Noise," produced by Dan Barrett. She plays regularly with her band in Austin (Calloway Ritch on lead guitar, Kurt Rivett on bass, and Ryan Neubauer on drums) when she's not on the road.

Grace has also recently teamed up with award-winning performing songwriters BettySoo and Rebecca Loebe to form Nobody's Girl . Nobody's Girl embarks on a debut 20-city national tour in April of this year. The fledgling group has already been signed by Lucky Hound Music. An EP featuring original songs, produced by Michael Ramos, is expected this spring or fall. (www.nobodysgirlmusic.com)
Venue Information:
3TEN Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A
Austin, TX, 78701
http://www.3tenaustin.com/