“‘Hello,’ said Grace Petrie sweetly. ‘I’m a protest singer.’ Murmurs of approval. ‘Actually I’m a socialist, feminist, lesbian, left wing protest singer…’ The place erupted.” The first lines of The Guardian review of Cambridge Folk Festival 2017
A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, Grace Petrie has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly ever since her first release, Farewell to Welfare, in 2011. She’s appeared at Glastonbury, among other notable festivals, four times at the invitation of Billy Bragg, and collaborated with Peggy Seeger. Her first full studio album for general release due in autumn 2018. Her self-released album ‘Heart First Aid Kit’ was placed in the top 10 albums of 2017 by Mojo magazine.