Grace Woodroofe

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Grace Woodroofe
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Background information
Born Perth, Australia
Occupation(s) Musician

Grace Woodroofe is a blues singer and guitarist from Perth, Australia.

Career

When she was 17 and still in high school, Woodroofe recorded two demos of songs she wrote and uploaded them to the Triple J website Unearthed.[1] One of her friends was also Heath Ledger's sister, and the friend sent Ledger a link to Woodroofe's music. Ledger liked Woodroofe's music, so he invited her to Los Angeles, where she met Ben Harper, who also took a liking to her music. Harper later produced her debut album, Always Want,[2] and his band, Relentless7, played on the album.[3] Ledger also produced a video for her cover of the David Bowie song "Quicksand".[4] In 2010, she said of this video that "It was completely his vision. He directed it, edited it, styled it and shot it. He did everything," adding that "When people will see it they will realise how amazingly gifted he was."[1] Always Want was originally released only in Australia on 27 September 2011, and was released in the United States the following January,[5] both times on Modular Recordings.[6]

In May 2013, she released the song "Dead Weight", reportedly as a single from her upcoming second album.[7]

Involvement with Mark Eitzel

Eitzel co-wrote the songs "Always Want" and "You'll Never Find Me" on Woodroofe's 2010 album, Always Want.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rimrod, Fran (1 December 2010). "Heath Ledger's protege emerges with new album". Sydney Morning-Herald. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  2. "Woodroofe gets by with a little help from her friends". ABC. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pareles, Jon (24 January 2012). "New Albums by Tim McGraw, Grace Woodroofe and Richard Galliano". New York Times. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  4. Roberts, Randall (9 July 2008). "Heath Ledger's Final Days Among the Masses". LA Weekly. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  5. "Grace Woodroofe On World Cafe". NPR. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  6. Hemmerling, Joe. "Always Want Review". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 
  7. "Grace Woodroofe is soul star in the making". PerthNow. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2016.