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Today we’d like to introduce you to Acacia Grace.

Hi Acacia, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
My name is Acacia Grace, I am a neo-soul singer born and raised in the DMV. I grew up in PG County, graduating from Suitland High School in the mid-90s. I was always interested in athletics, but I always wrote poetry in high school. I kept a book of love poems throughout high school and into my 20s.

In 2011, I moved to Southern California via transfer from my job. I got started with writing music after my diagnosis with Lupus in 2014 as a way to keep my spirits up. At the time, I had been a member of the Antioch Long Beach choir in California and met with a lot of recording artists when I was a member there. I began to write with the encouragement of my music director at the time.

The very first songs I wrote were what I called Neo-Gospel. Not so much hip hop but very soulful. I wrote a song that was co-produced by Marcina Garner, another Neosoul Christian artist located in the Baltimore Metropolitan area 2018 called “The Glory”. After years of delays of being unable to collaborate, we are finally in the process of recording and releasing that song.

During the COVID lockdowns in 2020, I met with my proteges Isai Galvez and Korie Lewis in Orange County, CA. We got together and performed live stream concerts via Stage It, and had jam sessions where we would practice covers. They would create instrumentals and we would be songwriters together. With their help, I recorded my first neo-soul EP, Vulnerable released last September.

It is a collection of love songs, and one empowerment song “You’re Not a Friend of Mine”. During quarantine, I wrote the song “I’m Not Meant to Break” which will be released in August 2022. Music has become a refuge for my thoughts and creativity which reflects my soulful artistry.

I am currently working with Tony Aye Artistry, an artist representative nonprofit in Baltimore to increase my visibility and local performances. I hope to diversify my artistry with afro-beats and jazzy, vibes music that reflects my style.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
My biggest struggle is my autoimmune disease. I have Lupus and Sjogren’s. With Sjogren’s, my throat gets dry frequently which limits my vocal ability.

It can be very frustrating, to say the least on studio days when you are unable to perform at your highest level.

Fatigue can be a factor as well with performing and energy in front of people or with a band.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am known for singing soul music. I am also known for promoting certain wellness brands on my Instagram through my partnership with Stack Influence.

I believe that overall health is important and definitely keeps me feeling my best. As a singer, health is key to sustaining your vocal ability as it can become very laborious, I think what sets me apart from others is my realness, I am very open about my health journey and share that with my followers.

I also wrote every song on my EP that reflected my experiences with past relationships. I am known for my humor during live performances as that is how I most connect with others.

What do you think about happiness?
My time makes me happy. I don’t know about you, but having time to myself at the end of the day is necessary.

I have to be able to unwind and reboot after being around different people and their energy levels. What also makes me happy is traveling. I love to explore different cultures and environments.

My daughter and I just came back from Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris. It was so amazing to experience the different views and live like the locals.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.acaciagrace.com
  • Instagram: @acaciagracemusic
  • Facebook: @acaciagracemusic
  • SoundCloud: acaciagracemusic

Image Credits
Haroon Nazeer and Edward Emerson

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1 Comment

  1. DD Tatum

    August 2, 2022 at 8:05 am

    Awesome artist and great interview!

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