Grace Askew

Grace Askew

 Memphis, Tennessee, USA

With sultry, aching resonance to her crooning (compared with the likes of Cat Power & Norah Jones) and a rustic, guttural songwriting approach (compared with the likes of Tom Waits), Grace Askew is truly an old-soul with a fresh, soulful twist on the art of storytelling.


Grace’s technical jazzy/folk tinged style blends itself seamlessly with the Southern grace of her Memphis roots and the pure lyricism of an old-soul. She currently holds multiple licensing deals for an up-coming TV Pilot entitled "Tamara & the Scene," and for two up-coming Universal Studios motion pictures. Her discography now includes both her debut EP, ‘Wasted Lipstick’, and her newly-released sophomore EP, ‘Hawthorne’ (which features Grace with Groundspeak in an all-live, two-day, fourteen-hour session at Ardent Studios with Pete Matthews producing once again). She has embarked on several multiple-week-long tours starting in August of '09 (all solo) and performs weekly in Memphis with her full-band (Grace Askew & The Black Market Goods), with plans to hit the road together in Summer of '10.

A third and full-length album is currently set to be released in late February, 2010. This time around, the magic happens in the living room of Richard Ford's (of River City Bluff Clan) midtown bungalow/studio and will feature his artistry on lap steel, banjo, lead guitar, and mandolin. Stay tuned!!


Wasted Lipstick EP (recorded at Ardent Studios and Leeway Studios, both in Memphis, TN with producer Pete Matthews). Available for purchase in several Memphis record shops and

Track Listing:
1. Ripen
2. In 1,2,3
3. Good As Gold
4. Wasted Lipstick
5. Swoop Down

Hawthorne EP (can be heard on and is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Napster, and Rhapsody

Track Listing:
1. Baby Ain't My Name
2. You Make Me
3. Ramblin Rose
4. Under Memphis Skies
5. Mostly

Set List


At the Brass Rail
Beautiful Mess
Until They Lay Me Down to Rest
This New One
But Gone
Baby Ain't My Name
You Make Me
Song for Tom
Ramblin Rose
Silent Blues

Chocolate Jesus (T. Waits)
Green Grass (T. Waits)
Make Me Down a Pallet on Your Floor (Mississippi J. Hurt)
For What It's Worth (B. Springfield)
Ode to Billie Joe (Bobby Gentry)
3 More Days (Ray LaMontagne)
Hound Dog (Big Mama Thorton)