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Grace Morrison ~ 2016 September 24 ~ Sandywoods Music ~ Tiverton, RI

... by Joanne Corsano ...

Grace Morrison, John Baptista
Grace Morrison, John Baptista
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Grace Morrison on guitar and vocal, John Baptista lead guitar and backing vocals; Butch McCarthy opening set


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Oh Alma


Grace Morrison is a local performer for me, since she is based in Wareham, Mass. just across the Cape Cod Canal from my abode by the lake. She is a folkie singer-songwriter with a very nice voice and a penchant for historically based song themes. Tonight she sang a number of her very touching original songs, including "Taking Johnny Home," a song dedicated to an uncle who suffered PTSD as a result of military service in Viet Nam.

Grace was accompanied by John Baptista on guitar and backing vocals. His voice blended very nicely with hers, and they even did a "romantic duet," before which Grace joked that she would find it embarrassing to stare into her co-vocalist's eyes the way a singer is supposed to.

Butch McCarhy, another local singer/songwriter, opened the show with a very entertaining 45 minute set of well-written originals and some covers of the Beatles and other musical icons.

The Sandywoods venue gets a big thumbs up from me. They encourage you to bring your own food and drink. A scattering of tables seating six were arranged around the room. On the walls was displayed a photographer's collection of images taken at concerts, mostly of jazz performers.

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