Gillian || Grogan

on a mission to CHANGE communities, to affect and ENGAGE her every audience, one by one, HUMAN being by human BEING, to work toward a HAPPIER and HEALTHIER  PLANET.  gillian is an environmental engineer with a passion for clean energy,  climate science, and transitions toward a

S U S T A I N A B L E  future.   

...finding a welcomed voice to inspire change...

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Gillian Grogan is a traveling songwriter with a knack for weaving narratives. Her performance is anything but Five Feet Small, wading through salty rhythms of travels past before fiddling around with the forest flows of her youth. Global folk and Appalachian influences have pinned the proverbial blooms in the hair of New England's favorite street-side songbird.

Gillian sings stories where Americana meets folk and steeps into soul, where finger picking builds and gets slapped back to silence. And vice versa. 

The Woven Collective calls the outcome "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.

 
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After releasing her album Five Feet Small in summer 2015, Gillian hit the road with nothing but hope, a beautiful guitar, and a trusty ol' Honda named Ella for an expected month of touring. She returned almost four months later with 25 shades of dirt in her treads and the salt from two oceans  in her skin. She has since released a 3-track EP called Slow Drip in 2016 and the 2017 EP Redbird with Boston funky folk band Honeyfoot. The end of 2018 has promised a wintry EP of a cappella folk ballads, brought to you by way of her new (larger) van, her only home, named Trouble. Yeah, we know.

Her first full-length studio album is expected in 2019, a collaboration with experts and musicians met all over the country on Gillian’s journeys. The journey continues with her first tour of the northwest next summer. So the story goes…