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'Give Me Away' Is The New Album From Minnesota-Based Singer-Songwriter Amanda Grace


Amanda Grace

Photo Credit: Janelle Kieffer Photography.



Give Me Away is a fitting title for Minnesota based singer-songwriter Amanda Grace’s latest and finest album. The songs reflect questions Amanda asks herself regarding the status of her own thoughts and heart, and through her music hopes to convey that the giving of oneself, reinforces goodness in the lives of others.


“Everyone experiences pain, or feels lost at times,” she states, “yet there are moments when the universe reveals a path of connection and purpose. I believe we all have the power to give, and in giving, we often find healing for ourselves and others.”


Themes in the album include overcoming toxic relationships, the pursuit of one’s many purposes, heart centred living, and of course, love.


Collaborating with Matt Patrick of The Library of Minneapolis, Amanda has created her most stunning recording to date with A-list talent; with the feature song becoming a favorite of the record. The softer pieces also add a layer of calm; leaving a sense of completeness. Studio album performances include: Noah Levy, Steve Bosmans, and Ian Allison. Songwriting collaboration welcomed Lady Jo of The Farmer’s Daughter.


Give Me Away will have something for everyone. Amanda’s album weaves these songs together using an insightful blend of Americana, rock, pop and folk sounds intent to showcase her sultry voice.


Amanda is a Minnesota native and has released music drifting between folk, alt- pop/rock and Americana. With roots as a pianist her writing is thematically varied with an emphasis on melody; with ballads wrapped in warm vocals. In 2016 she received a Front Of The Line Pass from The Voice and her seventh album, “Please Dear Sun,” was nominated for Blues & Roots Radio Album Of The Year. Amanda just released her eighth album called Give Me Away. The songs reflect questions Amanda asks herself regarding the status of her own thoughts and heart, and through her music hopes to convey that the giving of oneself, reinforces goodness in the lives of others. Collaborating with Matt Patrick of The Library Studio of Minneapolis Amanda has created her most stunning recording to date with an insightful blend of rock, pop and folk sounds with an intent to showcase her sultry voice.


Her early inspiration came from her family’s loss of her nephew from leukemia and soon after, his father. Her nephew was diagnosed with leukemia and she was moved by his struggle and positive mindset. Bryce asked her to sing to him at the moment he passed away. That was her defining moment in her mind to open herself again to writing and performing. “Rainbow Skies” was written for all the kids at the St Mary’s Hospital who view the outside world through the stained glass rainbow window. Therefore, in 2010 she released a children’s album inspired by his memories called, “Trains, Cars + A Trip To Mars.” Soon after his father also passed away from a sudden brain aneurysm. Amanda wrote some songs from the experience and released, "Embrace" in 2012.


After a successful kickstarter project, she released her first EP called, "Keeping Hearts" in June 2014. That month she appeared at Ed's No Name bar in Winona with her group Wildflower as the release event.


"Better Life" EP was released in December of 2017 with full length alternative “Rayne Angel” released in November of 2018. Rayne Angel is a flavorful and diverse full length alternative based album, and a truly Minnesota made album; all of the album captured in her own home. Recorded & produced by Fletch Archerd & Amanda Grace.


Her seventh album, “Please Dear Sun” was released in July of 2021 and is her most distinctly dissimilar album yet. The album focuses on humanity’s struggle with real and imagined, physical and mental confinement, as a result of the pandemic in 2020. The album was recorded in her home with Fletch Archerd (bassist/bandmate) and tracks mastered by Mike Milchener.


Amanda loves performing for all ages and on all sized stages. She joined The Mid West Music Festival at its inception. In 2015 and in 2018, she performed on the first day of the Wisconsin music and art festival, Ashley for the Arts. Wildflower joined the Boats & Bluegrass Festival in 2017 and her band played for Big Turn Festival. In 2019, her band performed at Big River Theater, Red Wing Arts Festival, and She Rocks Festival. With the great changes in the live music industry with Covid-19, she worked to move her music services online for a time and joined forces with Land Of 10,000 Streams Festival in 2020. Since then, her band has performed at the Historic Paramount Theatre, Hopkins Center For The Arts, the Historic Chateau Theatre of Rochester, and the Landmark Center in St Paul.


Amanda is supported onstage with many outstanding midwest musicians including: Jim Trouten, Amber Fletcher, Peter Boysen, Fletch Archerd, Jake Allen, Jeff Perry, Bob Johnston, John Della-Selva, Dave Casey, Matt Patrick and more.


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