Amanda does not claim a particular genre of music, and in doing so enjoys variety in her music and audiences. As a solo artist, a member of a women's contemporary folk band called Wildflower, and of her Amanda Grace indie rock band; she is a performer not to be missed.
After attending Winona State University she began a more intentional look at returning to music after her nephew was diagnosed with leukemia. In 2010 she released a children's album called, "Trains, Cars + A Trip To Mars." Soon after his father also passed away. Amanda wrote some songs from the experience and released, "Embrace" in 2012.
After a successful kickstarter project, she released her first EP called, "Keeping Hearts" in June 2014. That month she appeared at Ed's No Name bar in Winona with her group Wildflower as the release event.
"Better Life" EP was released in December in 2017 with full length alternative “Rayne Angel” TBA near November 2018. Rayne Angel is a flavorful and diverse full length alternative based album, and a truly Minnesota made album; all of the album captured in her own home. Recorded & produced by Fletch Archerd & Amanda Grace.
She has performed The Mid West Music Festival almost every year since its inception. In 2015 and in 2018, she performed on the first day of the Wisconsin music and art festival, Ashley for the Arts. Wildflower joined the Boats & Bluegrass Festival in 2017 and her self named rock band played for Big Turn Festival.
May The Rock Be With You “Rayne Angel” Feature: http://maytherockbewithyou.com/mtrbwy/2018/11/amanda-grace-reverb-nation-interview/
Twins Cities Media Feature: http://twincitiesmedia.net/blog/amanda-grace-release-better-life-warming-house-12-6/
The Current features Better Life: https://www.thecurrent.org/request
CityPages Features “Rayne Angel”: http://www.citypages.com/music/80s-overindulgence-marijuantrepreneurs-and-lsd-head-trips-in-this-weeks-top-5-mn-music-videos/501821401
New Album “Rayne Angel”
Rayne Angel is a flavorful and diverse full length alternative based album. It is no surprise that Grace has kept developing her own taste in music; ranging from alternative rock to folk rock. Rayne Angel is a truly Minnesota made album; all of the album captured in her own home. Recorded & produced by Fletch Archerd & Amanda Grace.
Amanda brings forward a number of causes close to her such as human trafficking, and children and families in constrained circumstances in relation to torn political environments. She calls into focus the necessity for all humans to live with compassion and with mindfulness of each other.
The feature track, “Rayne Angel,” was inspired by a young girl introduced to Amanda while she was on tour in 2017; and was written to inspire personal growth in the midst of callous circumstances. Her cover of “War Child” gives respect to Dolores O’Riordan and her legacy of music.
ALBUM RELEASE SHOW FRIDAY NOV. 30th / AMSTERDAM HALL, ST. PAUL MN /
SPECIAL GUESTS: ILLUSION VALLEY 8PM, KATY VERNON BAND 9PM, AMANDA GRACE BAND 10PM.
Some of the inspiration for her early music comes from the death of her nephew Bryce Breuer and his father soon after.
She released her first children's album Trains, Cars & a Trip to Mars in 2010. Grace's cover of "You Are My Sunshine" was featured in Parents magazine in 2010.
In August 2012, Grace released a rock/AA album called Embrace.
In 2014, Grace released the Keeping Hearts EP which added six new acoustic rock songs to her collection of released music.
In 2015 Grace's single "Los Angeles" was in the Top Five of the Upcoming100.com's "Emerging Artists" category. The single which was released in November of that year was also reviewed by NeuFutur Magazine. It was produced by Scotty Lund and featured rapper Prime Blaq. The lyrics for the song were written at an LA Airport prior boarding a plane.
Better Life is her fourth work. The local release event is to be held at Ocooch Mountain Music’s Curiosity Shop, Winona MN on Sunday Nov. 5th at 2PM.
The Minneapolis release show is on Wednesday Dec. 6th at 8PM at The Warming House, Minneapolis. Special guest: Joyanne Parker $10 *Free, signed EP* Tickets: http://www.thewarminghouse.net
"Los Angeles is a pop-infused track that shines, drawing comparisons to performers like Pink and Kelly Clarkson. There is a massive vocal range captured during this effort, one that is highlighted through intelligent instrumentation. The vocal delivery of Amanda Grace here is dusky, intricate, and ultimately familiar.” James McQuiston, NeuFutur Magazine
"Thoughtful and contemplative singer, songwriter, and pianist with beguiling vocals and intimate, confessional lyrics."
Mid West Music Fest
“Courageously flaunted guitar chops vie with Amanda Grace's fascinating voice for MVP honors in this magnificent pop rock ballad masterpiece, forecasting a big future for her talent."
"During the competition, more than 15,000 people cast their votes for Grace’s song—a number she was humbled by."
Photo Credit: Javi Rodriguez
Photo Credit: Javi Rodriguez
Featured Musicians: Peter Boysen, Amber Fletcher, Randy Kline, Fletcher Arnold. Mastered by Mike Milchner/Sonic Vision