A native of the greater Washington, D.C area, Grace McNally discovered her passion for music at age five. She studied classical guitar under Risa Carlson, student of Manuel Barrueco, at the Levine School of Music for six years. During that time, Grace performed at local venues such as the French Embassy, placed in regional competitions and participated in master classes with David Russel and Nicholas Goluses. She was invited to Michelle Obama's Classical Music Workshop in 2009 and was awarded a music scholarship to the College of Charleston, and graduated in with a degree in Classical Guitar Performance under Grammy nominated guitarist, Marc Regnier. She launched her podcast and radio show, Travel Notes in 2021 and continues to write and perform in Charleston, SC. Grace performs as a soloist, part of a duo (piano/guitar & violin/guitar) and trio (percussion, guitar, piano) for weddings, private events and festivals. Her repertoire includes jazz and classical standards as well as samba and Bossa Nova classics. In addition, her project, The Grace McNally Trio and The Plantation Singers blend together Gullah, latin, jazz and classical/folk music traditions to create a new sound celebrating the unique musical traditions in the Lowcountry. When she is not writing or performing, Grace enjoys cooking and spending time outside with friends and family.
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Bells of Rio
Bells of Rio