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works in progress:

FOR **PREVIEW** ONLY: Gillian’s debut LP, slated for release early 2020, with singles releasing as early as October 2019. Featuring…

Lead Guitar = Nico Osborne (smalltalker, Nicomo)

Electric Bass = Gerard Marcus (smalltalker, Nicomo)

Drums = Duncan Standish (Nicomo, Net, Market)

Fiddle = Reid Jenkins (Morningsiders, Bold Forbes)

Violin = Renata Zeiguer

 
 

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Full Bio

Gillian Grogan is an independent folk singer and songwriter. The New England and Sonoma based artist now tours the country year-round in her self-converted van dwelling, sprinkling stories throughout her thoughtful, driven melodies. Gillian's unique blend of Americana, soul, folk, and old time balladry is influenced by a wide and honest spectrum of her experience as a 90’s-female-power-pop fan-girl turned banjo-hugging, bluegrass-loving researcher of many a Child ballad. Her songwriting has been deeply influenced by Bob Dylan, Ben Howard, Tracy Chapman, Justin Vernon, and Gillian Welch, among others.

Misadventures Magazine says "Gillian's music is woven with intention and imprinted with the places and people she's come across in her travels." Witnessing her perform will drive you through a cascade of emotions celebrating and remembering all the different parts of life. The strings frolic alongside a wandering vocal, where fingerpicking builds and swells and gets slapped back to silence, there steeping in the warmth of a soulful single note. The Woven Collective calls it "an unforgiving tuggin' at your roots, no matter where you come from, her lyrics wash over you like gentle reminders of another life you haven't had yet."

She calls it Full-bodied Folk.

Gillian can be found entrancing audiences in a diverse set of venues from pubs, galleries, farms, living rooms, city streets, coffee shops, churches, and the stages of iconic rooms such as Club Passim (MA) and Steve’s Guitars (CO). She’s been a fixture of Vermont’s Frendly Gathering Music Festival for the last two years, and she’s often performed alongside fellow artists Honeysuckle, Sam Moss, Solström, Cricket Blue, and Lula Wiles.

Gillian released her first solo studio EP Winter Ballads independently this February. She has also finished recording for her first full length album, slated for release later in 2019. She has two previous EPs: "Redbird" (with her old Boston-based band Honeyfoot, 2017) and “Slow Drip” (demo, 2016), which may be found and heard via her website.

Short Bio

Gillian Grogan is an independent folk singer and songwriter. The New England and Sonoma based artist now tours the country year-round in her self-converted van dwelling, sprinkling stories throughout her thoughtful, driven melodies. Gillian's unique blend of Americana, soul, folk, and old time balladry is influenced by a wide and honest spectrum of her experience as a 90’s-female-power-pop fangirl turned banjo-hugging, bluegrass-loving researcher of many a Child ballad.

Gillian sings stories where Americana meets folk and steeps into soul, where fingerpicking builds and swells and gets slapped back to silence. The Woven Collective calls it "an unforgiving tuggin' at your roots, no matter where you come from, her lyrics wash over you like gentle reminders of another life you haven't had yet." She calls it Full-bodied Folk.

Gillian released her first solo studio EP Winter Ballads independently this February. She has also finished recording for her first full length album, slated for release later in 2019.

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Gillian sings stories where Americana meets folk and steeps into soul, where finger picking builds and swells and gets slapped back to silence. The Woven Collective calls it "an unforgiving tuggin' at your roots, no matter where you come from, her lyrics wash over you like gentle reminders of another life you haven't had yet." She calls it Full-bodied Folk.

Photo Credit: Pierre Guilbert

Photo Credit: Pierre Guilbert

Photo Credit: Myles Tan

Photo Credit: Myles Tan

Photo Credit: Monica Semergiu

Photo Credit: Monica Semergiu

Photo Credit: Monica Semergiu

Photo Credit: Monica Semergiu

Photo Credit: Laura Lafond

Photo Credit: Laura Lafond

Photo Credit: Laura Lafond

Photo Credit: Laura Lafond

Photo Credit: Monica Semergiu

Photo Credit: Monica Semergiu

Photo Credit: Monica Semergiu

Photo Credit: Monica Semergiu

Photo Credit: Monica Semergiu

Photo Credit: Monica Semergiu

Photo Credit: Laura Lafond

Photo Credit: Laura Lafond

Photo Credit: Myles Tan

Photo Credit: Myles Tan

Photo Credit: Brandon Bakus

Photo Credit: Brandon Bakus

Past Performances

Jun 26 /// City Winery NYC w/ The Oshy Annas, Nick Christian MacDonald

Jun 22 /// Aeronaut Arlington in Arlington, MA w/ Kaiti Jones

Jun 19 /// Aeronaut Allston in Allston, MA

Jun 18 /// City Winery NYC Cellar Session

Jun 17 /// Leesta Vall in Brooklyn, NY

Jun 16 /// *Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, NY w/ Bold Forbes

Jun 15 /// *Industry Lab in Cambridge, MA w/ Bold Forbes

Jun 14 /// *The Garage in Burlington, VT w/ Nicomo

Jun 4 /// Sofar Sounds in NYC w/ Pam Steebler, Max Hatt & Edda Glass

Jun 1 /// *Princeton University Reunions in Princeton, NJ

May 28 /// The Garage in Charlottesville, VA w/ Camp Christopher

May 23 /// Sofar Sounds in Nashville, TN w/ The Cunning, The Lovers

May 17 /// House Concert in Carbondale, CO w/ Olivia Pevec & Sophia Clark

May 11 /// Hipcamp Host Summit in Tassajara, CA w/ Twining Time

May 4 /// Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery in Montrose, CO

May 3 /// Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale, CO w/ Lizzy Plotkin, Natalie Spears, Ellie Barber

Apr 30 /// The Laughing Goat in Boulder, CO w/ Beni Brosh

Apr 27 /// Sofar Sounds in Denver, CO w/ Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise

Mar 28 /// Sutter Creek Provisions in Sutter Creek, CA w/ Solström

Mar 27 /// Mountain Rambler Brewery in Bishop, CA w/ Solström

Mar 25 /// House Concert in San Louis Obispo w/ Solström

Mar 24 /// SOhO Restaurant and Music Club in Santa Barbara, CA w/ Solström

Feb 5 /// Hotel Utah in San Francisco, CA w/ Solström, The High Water Line

Jan 27 /// Three’s Brewing in Brooklyn, NY w/ Trees Take Ease, Nicomo

Jan 26 /// Gillian Grogan & Bardo Present: Flake Fest! A Winter Ballads EP Release Concert in Cambridge, MA w/ Jordan Renzi, Izzy Heltai, Marco Deliso, Nicomo

Jan 18 /// ZenBarn in Waterbury, VT w/ Nicomo

Jan 17 /// Nightshade Kitchen in Burlington, VT w/ Nicomo

Jan 13 /// Second Congregational Church Youth Benefit Concert in Greenfield, MA w/ Lily Sexton

Jan 5 /// Acousticool House Concert

\\\ 2018 ///

Oct 20 /// House Concert in Healdsburg, CA

Sep 19 /// Fig Mountain Songwriter Showcase in Santa Barbara, CA

Sep 5 /// Double Shot Cyclery in Gunnison, CO

Sep 4 /// Rumors Coffee & Tea in Crested Butte, CO

Sep 3 /// The Eldo in Crested Butte, CO

Aug 31 /// Steve's Guitars in Carbondale, CO

Aug 28 /// 1860's in St. Louis, MO

Jul 29 /// Bardo House Concert in Cambridge, MA w/ Cousin Bobby

Jul 22 /// Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA w/ Andrea Von Kampen

Jul 10 /// WMBR Pipeline in Cambridge, MA

Jul 6 /// Aeronaut Allston in Allston, MA w/ Lula Wiles

Jun 29 /// Midnight Canyon Concert in Somerville, MA

Jun 28 /// Frendly Gathering Music Festival w/ Greensky Bluegrass, Nahko, Suitcase Junket, etc.

Jun 17 /// Massachusetts Walking Tour in South Deerfield, MA w/ Hoot and Holler, Rainne Richards & Mark Mandeville

Jun 15 /// Park McCullough House in North Bennington, VT w/ WAAW

Jun 13 /// Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 in New York, NY w/ Bold Forbes

Jun 12 /// Alchemy in Providence, RI w/ Bold Forbes, Ian Fitzgerald

Jun 11 /// Club Passim in Cambridge, MA w/ Bold Forbes

Jun 10 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent Series" w/ Bold Forbes

Jun 8 /// Radio Bean in Burlington, VT w/ Bold Forbes

May 31 /// The Burren Backroom Series w/ Nate Taylor, Izzy Heltai

May 13 /// Somerville Porchfest w/ Big Spender Trio

May 13 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent Series"

Apr 11 /// AM Garden Show in Arlington, MA w/ Honeyfoot

Apr 8 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

Apr 1 /// State Park in Cambridge, MA w/ Rachel Sumner, Jeff Butcher, Ian Fitzgerald

Feb 11 /// Bardo House Concert in Cambridge, MA w/ Gumtree, Sadie Gustafson-Zook

Feb 11 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

Jan 14 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

 

\\\ 2017 ///

 

Dec 10 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

Nov 12 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

Sep 24 /// Fort Foskett in Somerville, MA

Sep 10 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

Aug 27 /// Wedding in Sorrento, Italy

Aug 16 /// Avenir Laden & Cafe in Lüneburg, DE w/ Jenniffer Kae

Aug 8 /// Round Robin in Pigadi, Greece

Aug 2 /// Glaros in Anafi, Greece

Jul 22 /// Wedding in Chambly, France

Jul 1 /// Frendly Gathering in Waitsfield, VT

Jun 23 /// Reader's Park in Boston, MA

Jun 15 /// St Paul's Cathedral in Boston, MA

Jun 4 /// Club Passim in Cambridge, MA w/ Lisa Bastoni, Kim Jennings and Hannah Siglin

May 29 /// Club Passim in Cambridge, MA w/ Lisa Bastoni, Hannah Siglin and Kate Copeland

May 19 /// House Concert in Somerville, MA w/ Marco DeLiso, Joshua Fialkoff

May 14 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

May 10 /// 133 Federal St in Boston, MA 

Apr 9 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

Apr 8 /// The North Buick Lounge in North Berwick, ME w/ Young Frontier Band

Mar 24 /// ZenBarn in Waterbury, VT w/ Cricket Blue

Mar 18 /// The Grove w/ Anthony Savino, Mountainess

Mar 15 /// Thrdcoast Presents: Thrdnight in Ridgewood, Queens w/ Nico Osborne (Smalltalker)

Mar 12 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

Feb 22 /// Sofar Sounds Boston @ GrandTen Distillery in South Boston, MA w/ John Shakespear, Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Feb 19 /// The Plough & The Stars in Cambridge, MA w/ John Shakespear

Feb 19 /// Zuzu in Cambridge, MA w/ Katey and the illicit, Tyler Pearce Project

Feb 12 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

Jan 21 /// Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 in New York, NY

Jan 19 /// SevenStrong in Northampton, MA w/ Kimaya Diggs

Jan 15 /// Plough & Stars in Cambridge, MA w/ Honeysuckle

Jan 12 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville "Acoustic Ascent" Series

 

\\\ 2016 ///

 

Dec 22 /// Club Passim in Cambridge, MA 

Dec 17 /// Aeronaut in Somerville, MA w/ Marco DeLiso

Dec 14 /// The Grange in Providence, RI w/ Mary Burke

Dec 12 /// Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville, MA

Nov 27 /// O'Shea's Olde Inne in West Dennis, MA

Nov 27 /// Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters in Brewster, MA

Nov 19 /// Tributary Brewing in Kittery, ME

Nov 14 /// Club Passim in Cambridge, MA w/ Nate Sabat

Nov 11 /// Bardo House Concert in Cambridge, MA w/ Maitri

Nov 6 /// Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters in Brewster, MA

Oct 31 /// Central Square Farmers Market in Cambridge, MA

Oct 24 /// Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA

Oct 24 /// Central Square Farmers Market in Cambridge, MA

Oct 20 /// The Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly, RI

Oct 15 /// Wiley Road Concert Series in Brooklyn, NY

Oct 13 /// Grindstone Coffee & Donuts in Sage Harbor, NY

Oct 12 /// House Concert in New London, CT

Oct 11 /// House Concert in Providence, RI

Oct 7 /// Abandoned Building Brewing in Easthampton, MA w/ John Shakespear

Oct 2 /// Mad River Coffeehouse in Campton, NH w/ John Shakespear

Sep 30 /// Fort Foskett House Concert in Somerville, MA w/ San Lorenzo, Dan & the Wildfire

Sep 27 /// Radio Bean in Burlington, VT w/ John Shakespear

Sep 26 /// Aesthesia House Concert in Burlington, VT w/ John Shakespear

Sep 25 /// Burke Fall Foliage Festival in Woodstock, VT w/ John Shakespear

Sep 24 /// House Concert in Norwich, VT w/ John Shakespear

Sep 23 /// La Puerta Negra in Montpelier, VT w/ John Shakespear, Cricket Blue

Sep 20 /// Luthier's Co-op in Easthampton, MA

Sep 19 /// South Street Cafe in Bennington, VT

Sep 13 ///  "Rock The Vote" @ BKBS in Somerville, MA

Sep 12 /// Central Square Farmer's Market in Cambridge, MA

Aug 26 /// Steve's Guitars in Carbondale, CO

Aug 23 /// Rumors Coffee & Tea in Crested Butte, CO

Aug 22 /// La Cocina De Luz in Telluride, CO

Aug 21 /// House Concert in Durango, CO

Aug 20 /// Wedding in Allenspark, CO

July 23 /// Hipcamp Clear Creek Ranch in French Gulch, CA

July 21 /// Berkeley Backyard Concert Series in Berkeley, CA w/ John Shakespear

July 4 /// Thunder Road w/ San Lorenzo & Rachel Sumner

June 29 /// The Burren in Somerville, MA

Jun 26 /// The Massachusetts Walking Tour at the New Bedford Art Museum in New Bedford, MA w/ Hoot and Holler, Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, Wolfpen, & Folkapotamus

Jun 18 /// 9th Annual Harvard Square Make Music Festival at Follow The Honey in Cambridge, MA w/ Scubaphone

Jun 11 /// 1st Annual Arlington Porchfest w/ Honeyfoot in Arlington, MA w/ Patrick Coman

Jun 4 /// Hipcamp Sky Camp in Joshua Tree, CA

May 19 /// East Meets West in Cambridge, MA w/ Jacob Collier

May 4 /// Atwood's Tavern w/ Honeyfoot in Cambridge, MA w/ Small Houses

Apr 22-24 /// Some Kind of Jam 11 Music Festival in Schuylkill, PA

Apr 16 /// Burren Backroom Series w/ Honeyfoot in Somerville, MA w/ Honeysuckle

Mar 19 /// Sosé Gallery in Bennington, VT 

Mar 9 /// Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge, MA w/ Atlas Lab

Feb 24 /// The Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain, MA w/ Billy Dodge Moody & Friends

Feb 6 /// Cambridge Winter Farmers Market

Jan 10 /// Plough & The Stars in Cambridge, MA w/ Marco DeLiso

 

\\\ 2015 ///

 

Dec 19 /// Dolphin Bookshop & Cafe in Port Washington, NY

Dec 13 /// Hoppin' Holiday Market @ Night Shift Brewing Co. w/ Patrick Coman in Everett, MA

Dec 12 /// Hoppin' Holiday Market @ Aeronaut Brewing Co. w/ Sam Moss in Somerville, MA

Nov 19 /// The Plough & The Stars in Cambridge, MA w/ Krista Speroni

Nov 11 /// Atwood's Tavern in Cambridge, MA w/ Matt Haeck

Nov 10 /// Radio Bean in Burlington, VT

Nov 7 /// The Parlor Cafe in North Adams, MA

Nov 2 /// The Red Door in Portsmouth, NH

Oct 10 /// 7th Annual Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival in Cashiers, NC

Oct 8 /// The Nest Listening Room @ Songbird Studios in Gastonia, NC w/ Addison Johnson

Oct 6 /// TOMS in Austin, TX

Oct 2 /// Food Conspiracy Co-op in Tucson, AZ

Oct 1 /// Redlands Night Market in Redlands, CA

Sep 30 /// Handlebar Coffee Roasters in Santa Barbara, CA

Sep 19 /// San Francisco Ferry Building Farmer's Market in San Francisco, CA

Sep 16 /// Cafe Underwood in Oakland, CA w/ Nathan Knott

Sep 12 /// Grand Lake - Oakland Farmer's Market in Oakland, CA

Sep 11 /// Earth Guardian's Pavilion in Black Rock City, NV w/ Nathan Knott

Sep 10 /// Hair Of The Dog pub in Black Rock City, NV w/ Intrepid Travelers

Aug 28 /// Flanagan's On Main in Park City, UT

Aug 22 /// La Cocina De Luz in Telluride, CO

Aug 21 /// Steve's Guitars in Carbondale, CO w/ Matt Johnson, Let Them Roar

Aug 20 /// KDNK Carbondale Community Radio 

Aug 16 /// Denver Beer Co. in Denver, CO

Aug 16 /// Monkey Barrel Bar in Denver, CO

Aug 10 /// The Lost Hiker in Highlands, NC

Aug 9 /// Boojum Brewing Co. Taproom in Waynesville, NC

Aug 8 /// Salty Dog Tavern in Washington, DC

Aug 7 /// House Concert in Philadelphia, PA

Aug 6 /// Five Feet Small CD Release Party in Bushwick, NY

Jul 30 /// Five Feet Small CD Release Party in Cambridge, MA

May 16 /// Porchfest in Somerville, MA w/ Congratulatinos

Mar 1 /// House Concert in Somerville, MA w/ ACLU Benefit, Pajamas

 

\\\ 2014 ///

 

Sep 4 /// Life Alive in Cambridge, MA

Aug 24 /// The Human Myth Festival at Dome Of Visions in Copenhagen, DK

Aug 22 /// SofaConcert in Lüneburg, DE w/ Tom Klose

Aug 16 /// Avenir Laden & Café in Lüneburg, DE w/ Jenniffer Kae

Jul 19 /// Mondbasis in Lüneburg, DE w/ Ben Turner

May 24 /// Campfire Festival at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA w/ Tenzin Chopak & Ethan Jodziewicz, Davey O

May 23 /// Campfire Festival at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA w/ Anthony Savino, Cliff Hillis, Alice Limoges

May 9 /// House Concert in Cambridge, MA w/ Goldie & The Wolves

Apr 26 /// Cambridge Science Festival at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville in Somerville, MA w/ Goldie & The Wolves

Mar 11 /// Brooklyn Boulders Somerville in Somerville, MA w/ Goldie & The Wolves

Feb 15 /// The Quiet Show in Cambridge, MA w/ Congratulatinos, Robert Grande

Jan 19 /// The Quiet Show in Cambridge, MA w/ Congratulatinos

 

\\\ 2013 ///

 

Dec 5 /// The Loop Singer-Songwriter Series at Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA

Feb 27 /// All Asia in Cambridge, MA

Feb 14 /// All Asia in Cambridge, MA

 

 

\\\ 2012 ///

 

Dec 23 /// Ella Lounge in New York, NY

Nov 16 /// Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington, NY

Sep 14 /// Meet Market at Haven Art Studio in Port Washington, NY

Aug 12 /// Arlene's Grocery in New York, NY

 

\\\ 2011 ///

 

Aug 22 /// 6th Annual Save Darfur Benefit Concert in Hull, MA w/ Adam Ezra, Jake Armerding, Scott Barnett, Jeff Conley

May 1 /// Harvard Square Annual Mayfair Festival in Cambridge, MA

 

\\\ 2010 ///

 

Apr 10 /// Club Oberon in Cambridge, MA w/ Mark Woods of the Trans-Siberian OrchestraFEB 5 ///