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Saturday, March 15 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
The Second Grace

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A Palermo-based four-piece band, The Second Grace take in the sights & sounds of places such as Sicily, Texas, Mexico, Buenos Aires, London, Dublin, Antananarive and Cape Town. Their sound is a gentle, folky mixture that draws from Caribbean, American, and English songwriting traditions, and it evolved from a singer-songwriter ethos but gives more than a passing nod to lo-fi influences with its acoustic foundations, slide guitars, freaky percussions, accordion and fragile cello tones. Musical neighbours of The Second Grace include Bob Dylan, Wilco, Miriam Makeba, Nick Drake and Devendra Banhart. With the latter they've made an impression and were thrilled to be asked onstage to perform a jam at Banhart's concert in Palermo. Such a vast and colourful array of inspirations no doubt comes from the colours and special atmosphere of their hometown, Palermo, which itself has absorbed many cultural influences over the course of time to give it its own unique style. Evolving since 2003 from the initial homemade recordings of Fabrizio Cammarata (vocals, acoustic guitar) the songs have organically grown with new arrangements by Fabio Rizzo (guitar), John Riggio (bass) and Fabio Finocchio (drums). Their debut self-titled album was released on the Edel Records label in May, 2007, receiving enthusiastic reviews from many Italian magazines. The band also gained a lot of airplay and numerous TV appearances including several times MTV Italy's daytime music show. One of their songs was used for a national TV ad, and MTV Italy has had the "Antananarive" video on constant rotation for two months solid. While the second single "Like a Juliet" is in rotation on national radio networks, the band travels around Italy and Europe. Don’t get left behind. The journey starts here...

Saturday March 15, 2008 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Stephen F's Bar 701 Congress Ave

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