Grace Stumberg is a creator of friendly original music that grabs the ears of any listener. Born in Buffalo, NY, Stumberg is inspired by raw simple songwriting that really rocks out, and her music is a genre that can be explained as pop/rock/funky and sometimes folk; never fully understood until experienced. She has learned the ways of the “touring world” by serving as folk legend Joan Baez’s personal assistant since November 2011, and back-up singer since 2012. This experience has led to other opportunities in the music industry, such as singing with the Indigo Girls, and opening up for Josh Ritter. Stumberg has also opened for Baez in Lowell, MA, and performed her own show in Dublin, Ireland during a Baez tour.
Stumberg’s voice and songwriting style shows that she has a maturity well beyond her years, which has resulted from her many career and life experiences. Throughout her days touring with Baez, she has gained an insatiable hunger to share her music with others. Stumberg has toured with musicians such as Left On Red and Pete Mroz, singing songs to bring awareness to fair-trade purchases and raising money for local food banks. She has accomplished a lot in her hometown, such as singing Buffalo’s “Good Feet” jingle and opening for bands such as Rusted Root, Hawksley Workman, and Haiku.
The Grace Stumberg Band:
When Stumberg is not away with Joan Baez, she continues to pursue her own original music project, The Grace Stumberg Band, which was formed in 2011. The band consists of Josh English on drums, with a revolving mix of talented musicians on lead guitar and bass. All resident musicians in Stumberg’s hometown, and are active on the Buffalo music scene.
The Grace Stumberg Band offers something for every crowd, combining new flavors of modern pop music with the soul of rich folk and classic rock. The band has played venues all over Buffalo and the surrounding regions, from small bars to large music venues such as the Town Ballroom, Sportsman’s Tavern, and Buffalo Ironworks. They recorded an album together in November 2013 entitled “Live! at The Studio Café,” and released it officially on May 29th, 2014, at Buffalo Ironworks. The band toured in support of the release that following week, traveling to Cleveland, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.