Make way for protest singer, LGBTQ+ activist, folk singer, socialist and social commentator Grace Petrie.
Smart, witty, a talented lyricist and an electrifying live performer, her young career boasts four studio albums, a dedicated fan base and national tours supporting Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, as well as a string of festival appearances including regular visits to Latitude and Glastonbury. She has collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger
Her Kickstarter-funded first full studio album ‘Queer As Folk’ celebrates her passion for the folk tradition and her drive to revive the genre’s heritage of radical politics.
The album mixes the personal with the political, exploring identity, love and the fight for a more equal tomorrow. It includes Grace’s take on traditional folk track An Old Man’s Tale (retitled A Young Woman’s Tale), a blistering cover of Richard Thompson’s Beeswing and the show-stopping Black Tie, which challenges gender stereotyping in the form of a missive to her Year 11 self.
She offers hope and solidarity, born out of absolute conviction and with no trace of empty sloganeering….this wake-up call is one to be both welcomed and wholeheartedly embraced.
Just when you thought that what folk music needs right now is a strident left-wing female causing a bit of carnage, here’s Grace Petrie.