presence

“Light dawns, and any talks of proof resembles a blind man’s cane at sunrise. Remember the passage, We are with you wherever you are. Come back to that. When did we ever leave it? No matter we’re in a prison of forgetting or enjoying the banquet of wisdom, we are always inside presence. Drunkenly asleep, tenderly awake, clouded with grief, laughing like lightning, angry at war, quiet with gratitude, we are nothing in this many-mooded world of weather but a single brushstroke down, speaking of presence.” -Rumi

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 This was our first time out on the road performing with our newest USA Victory Rider band mate, Wayne Perry (a.k.a. Mister Trombone).  What a treat it’s been to play with him and hear how the music moves him and all that soulful playing he brings seems to fit so naturally… Not only have we found an amazing musical talent, but we’ve also found a kindred spirit friend.  Welcome to the tribe Wayne! 

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Warming up at the old Hawthorn Barn in Provincetown Cape Cod MA for our concert opening the first 20 summers art center festival. Put together by a gathering of beautiful people, friends & family, this historic barn has real art & wild stories soaked in every beam. I fell in love with this place  it’s panoramic ocean views, a vegetable garden overlooking the local fox cubs playing in the dunes along with fearless sunbathing rabbits have me hooked.  Our concert was filmed so we’ll be able to share that soon.

https://www.20summers.org/about-us/

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 Hello Everyone,
Happy new year!  Thank you sooooooo much for your understanding in waiting for your pledged artwork and music.  It’s been almost a year and you’ve all been more than patient. I have almost everything ready to be shipped out now, so please do make sure your current address is the one on your order.
As I’ve been doing everything myself, it’s taken a really long time, and this is my first time being in the production line :-). I don’t want to give a list of excuses but besides touring, a lot of things happened, I’ve been separating from my French record company for over eight months now and I’m still waiting for them to give me back my freedom.  On top of that I’ve had to move three times this past year, all of which has really slowed down the process of you getting your stuff.
  As for the cd’s it’s completely out of my hands, (I’ve been trying for over a year to get my rights back from the record label meanwhile I still can’t get any cd’s from them to give to you). However I promise that as soon as I get them back I’ll be manufacturing them myself to get them to you.
Jerome and I are working on the acoustic pledge album and hope to have it out to you early this year. Despite some challenges, working on getting these things to you, and making this new music has been such a joy and I’m so very grateful to you… Thanks again for your faithful understanding.  Many blessings to you in this new year!
Namaste,
Grace

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This is the beautiful farm where I was born in Pictou county, Nova Scotia, Canada. Meeting the kindred spirits Tina & Jim who live there now was fully cosmic! It seems that all the intentions and dreams that my folks put into this farm way back when, are now being fulfilled and lived to even higher heights by our new friends Tina and Jim.  I couldn’t have imagined such a sweet coming home. Thank you Tina and Jim for this magical dream come true!

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Here is a few photos that I think really captures our tour in France for “Made for Change”.

With special guests joining the Victory Riders at times, Fatoumata Diawara, Mehdi Nassouli & Ze Luis Nascimento

..and a this photo is by Chris Taupin who has been helping us run the Grace tribe grape vine. — 

Victory Riders: Latabi Diouani, David Picard, Ney Bahia, Caroline Loial, Philippe Aglae, and Jérôme Degey.

Here is a live recording of the song “Lord I’m Thankful” by Grace Eden Young with special guest, my dear friend and sister Fatoumata Diawara.

Let me just say that I am so grateful to have such an amazing band!

The Victory Riders:

(music and Lyrics by Grace, arr Jerome Degey) with:
Philippe Aglae: backing vocals
Olyza Zamati: backing vocals
David Picard: bass & backing vocals
Ze Luis Nacimento: percussion
Ney Bahia Veras: guitar
Latabi Diouani: Drums
Jerome Degey: guitar, arrangements, mix 
Recording and set up: Yann Garnier

Here is another live rehearsal video we did getting ready for the ‘Made for Change" tour doing my song “I know you can” with special guest: my soul sister Fatoumata Diawara (https://www.facebook.com/FatouMusic) .

 The Victory Riders with me here are:

(music and Lyrics by Grace, arr Jerome Degey) with:
Philippe Aglae: backing vocals
Olyza Zamati: backing vocals
David Picard: bass & backing vocals
Ze Luis Nacimento: percussion
Ney Bahia Veras: guitar
Latabi Diouani: Drums
Jerome Degey: guitar, arrangements, mix 
Recording and set up: Yann Garnier

Speaking of phoenix birds, here is a live rehearsal video we did getting ready for the ‘Made for Change" tour of my song  Like a Phoenix .

 The amazing Victory Riders with me here are:

(music and Lyrics by Grace, arr Jerome Degey) with:
Philippe Aglae: backing vocals
Olyza Zamati: backing vocals
David Picard: bass & backing vocals
Ze Luis Nacimento: percussion
Ney Bahia Veras: guitar
Latabi Diouani: Drums
Jerome Degey: guitar, arrangements, mix 
Recording and set up: Yann Garnier