June 22, 2021
Getting her start in her hometown of Durango, Colorado, Grace ‘Gracie Bassie’ Kruse has long been moved by the reggae culture and music by surrounding herself with inspiring influences that have helped her to become the confident yet humble musician/artist she is today. In 2008, Gracie bought her first bass guitar and was taught how to play her bass like a real ‘rootswoman’ with the guidance of Jamaican producer Lincoln Jarrett. From there she formed A-DUB-ROCK Band, opening up for acts such as The Mighty Diamonds and Sister Carol. Soon after she was performing at Reggae on the River with Marlon Asher and received a call from musical idol Anthony B, asking her to join his band in Kingston, Jamaica whom she toured with until later residing in Kingston and playing with Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith’s ‘Inna di Yaad’ band, backing Max Romeo and his children, at times alongside Legendary drummer Leroy ‘Horsemouth’ (Featured playing drums on Gracie’s new single ‘Be Yourself’) from the famous Jamaican movie ‘Rockers’ and many other talented musicians and artists. As much as she loved to play bass, she loved, even more, to sing while playing bass, landing her gigs in Kingston and beyond. After a decade of playing live shows and learning how to operate a studio from Colorado to Kingston to the World, this multifaceted ‘bassista’ is busy creating on and off stage. Her latest production is titled 'Fruits From Mama' released Feb 19th, 2021, under her independent label “Tiger's Milk Productions” following her previous singles 'Cool Down, ‘One Draw’, feat legendary reggae grammy winning artist Mykal Rose, ‘Be Yourself’, ‘Love Yourself’ and ‘People Pleaser’. Gracie’s sound is a perfectly-blended mix consisting of classic old school dub tributes, her own original sounds and valuable life lessons turned into music.
Venue: KGNU Kabaret Radio Show