"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." - Woven Collective
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Gillian Grogan is a traveling songwriter with a knack for weaving narratives. Global folk and Appalachian influences have pinned the proverbial blooms in the hair of New England's favorite street-side songbird.
"Her vocals are full of life like fresh soil and thickly sweet like molasses, infusing her Appalachian Americana with both spirit and soul." - Thrdcoast
Gillian sings stories where Americana meets folk and steeps into soul, where finger picking builds and gets slapped back to silence. And vice versa. There's not really a box big enough to fit her unique style neatly within. She's been calling it "Full-bodied Folk" for now.
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.
Gillian self-released a compilation of original folk ballads this February on her Winter Ballads EP. Her first full-length studio album is also 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…