Immediately after Grace Petrie finished her astonishing sold out début Atlantic Canadian show at The Carleton last year, Grace and HUFF Program Director Mike Campbell started plotting to bring her back to Canada to kick-off the 2023 version of the Halifax Urban Folk Festival. It took a lot of work, but we are thrilled they managed to work out the logistics and she will return to the venue for two shows – one a 2 PM matinée (this one) and the other at 7 PM – on Sunday, September 24th. Tickets are only $25 + HST in each case.
Every once in a long while, an artist’s performance can change your life, Grace is one of those artists…
Folk-rock firebrand Grace Petrie has long been celebrated for her polemic anthems, acerbic lyricism and engaging stagecraft. Exploding onto the folk scene in 2010 with an acoustic guitar, a fistful of razor-sharp protest songs and an irresistible stage presence, she quickly racked up support slots for the likes of Billy Bragg, Robin Ince and Josie Long. She spent the next decade relentlessly honing her stagecraft across the folk, punk and comedy scenes, gaining a reputation as an electrifying live performer, and in 2019 opened a UK arena tour for Frank Turner.
She is a regular guest on the hit podcast and tours by The Guilty Feminist, and has played live BBC sessions for Jo Whiley and The Radio 2 Folk Show. Her latest album Connectivity (2021) debuted at number 2 in both the Independent Albums Chart and the Official Folk Albums Chart, topped the UK download chart and made the UK Official Albums Chart top 40.
‘An effervescent charm-bomb of a performer’ – The New Yorker
‘It’s Petrie baring her soul.…outstanding’ **** – MOJO