Grace Milton

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Photo by Marco Noise
       

As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 10 – Winter 2020 – Acoustic Artists

About me: I am a Georgia native and have been surrounded by music since the day I was born. My father is a musician, and he helped bring my love for music to life. I grew up listening to classics such as Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Neil Young, America, and Fleetwood Mac. I remember sitting in my car seat begging my parents to play “Sandman” by America just “one more time!”. When I was just 6 years old, I wrote my first song on my father’s twelve-string acoustic guitar. In fact, I actually named the song “America” I guess I’ve been a fangirl since the day I knew what music was!

When I was 12 years old, I was singing to a karaoke track of “Take It All” by Adele, and my mother overheard from the kitchen. That was the day when we realized I had a voice and needed to show it to the world. At 13, my parents bought me my first guitar — an Oscar Schmidt by Washburn. My father taught me the basics, and I taught myself the rest. That guitar went through many things with me in middle school and high school. At 18, as a graduation present, I was given a Taylor 110ce. I fell in love with it the moment I got it in my hands. Many songs have been written on that guitar and many more to come. Since then, I have taught myself the piano, electric bass, and keyboard.

After high school, I was signed to an indie record label out of Marietta, and I began gigging at local bars and restaurants around town. Soon after, that grew to booking gigs and weddings out of town, which then led to a small tour in Australia. I traveled to Canberra, Sydney, and Melbourne singing my original songs and making wonderful friends. Today, a year later, I am still gigging around town, starting the process of recording my first EP in Nashville, writing songs, and about to make my move to Nashville to further my experience and education in music.

My Inspiration: My inspirations include Adele, Norah Jones, Lana Del Rey, Amy Winehouse, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. My parents also inspire me every day to continue to create and share my music with the world, and I can’t thank them enough for their constant love and support.

My gear: I never leave my house without my Taylor 110ce and my Fender Squier Stratocaster. At my gigs, I use a Bose L1 Model II.

Links: www.gracemilton.com
https://www.instagram.com/graceofficial__/
https://www.facebook.com/graceeofficial/

Photographer: Marco Noisey
https://www.instagram.com/marconoisey/
https://marconoisey.com/

 

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