UK’s Grace Petrie Plays Fredericton This Week

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Grace Petrie (w/ Ben Moss) will embark on a quick tour of Canada this week playing shows between Ontario and Nova Scotia. 

Folk-rock firebrand Grace Petrie has long been celebrated for her polemic anthems, acerbic lyricism and engaging stagecraft. Exploding onto the folk scene in 2010 with an acoustic guitar, a fistful of razor-sharp protest songs and an irresistible stage presence, she quickly racked up support slots for the likes of Billy Bragg, Robin Ince and Josie Long. She spent the next decade relentlessly honing her stagecraft across the folk, punk and comedy scenes, gaining a reputation as an electrifying live performer, and in 2019 opened a UK arena tour for Frank Turner.

Outside of music, Petrie wrote and performed her show Butch Ado About Nothing, “a comedy storytelling piece about butch identity and butch visibility, or lack thereof,” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2022. 

Petrie’s latest album, Connectivity, was released in 2021. 

For this tour, Petrie will be accompanied by the multitalented musician, dancer, and ceilidh caller, Ben Moss. Petrie and Moss have been playing together regularly since 2018. 

Upcoming Performances:

Sept. 19 | The Aeolian | London, ON | Tickets
Sept. 20 | Hugh’s Room Live | Toronto, ON | Tickets
Sept. 21 | National Arts Centre | Ottawa, ON | Tickets
Sept. 22 | Fredericton Inn | Fredericton, NB | Tickets
Sept. 24 | Halifax Urban Folk Festival | Halifax, NS (two shows) | Tickets

Grace Petrie’s Frederictron performance is part of Music Runs Through It’s Uptown at Night Series. Listen to an interview with Petrie below.

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