Grace Kuch “Live at the Greeley Blues Jam”

By: Jasco
Jasco is the guitarist for The Symbols and Stompit, and co-owner of the Recordium
Anyone who has been following the blues scene knows that across the nation every year there are several youths who seem to have a jump on their peers and get promoted as the future of the blues. Right here in Fort Collins we have one young lady that has been making such a name for herself at blues festivals around the country.

I think its fitting then that Grace Kuch’s latest CD is Live at the Greeley Blues Jam. This record is a jumpin’ set of tunes that highlights Grace’s blues skills on both guitar and vocals, but it also goes beyond that with tunes that have funk, soul and New Orleans influences.

On this recording, Grace augments her quartet with regional celebrities such as Greta Cornett (trumpet) and Jim DeSchamp (guitar). The horn section adds a polish to the sound and the varied soloists keep things interesting from song to song.

Grace also employs some cool arrangement tricks such as superimposing the chorus of the popular Delbert McClinton tune “Standing on Shakey Ground” in the middle of the blues classic “Black Cat Bone”.

Slinging a stratocaster and dressed like Janis Joplin, Grace will convince you that the next generation of blues is alive and well. This is a record Grace can be proud of and I think anyone who likes blues and roots music would enjoy it. Check out more at

Grace Kuch Band was live at the Greeley Blues Jam in 2017.

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