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Songs and Stories with Jody Quine & Grant Maloy Smith

July 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present country singer-songwriters Jody Quine and Grant Maloy Smith in the beautiful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary!

Two thoughtful songwriters weaving stories and melodies that will have have you disappearing into visual sounds, regretting your return.

Singer-songwriter, Jody Quine, mostly known for her work with ambient projects; Balligomingo, and Sleepthief will be performing her songs from her acoustic based solo record Stand Up, and as well as some of her older songs.

Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His latest album “Dust Bowl – American Stories” spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the TOP 10 of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as #12 on the Country Album Sales Chart, and #2 on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres).


“I really hope to inspire. I want to get across is how important it is to follow your heart and be your highest self, for in doing so you inspire others to do the same.”

Jody Quine
Jody Quine

After an acclaimed career as a collaborative artist with landmark EDM innovators Balligomingo, Sleepthief, and Ryan Farish, Jody Quine (www.jodyquine.com) stepped back into her own music in 2013. Her 2013 release, Seven, was noted as a ‘breathtaking collection of soulful folktronic,’ and with her recent release Stand Up (April 2016), Jody has found new depths as a songwriter. Opening her heart up on topics of letting go, being true to yourself, heartache, depression, love, and hope, with a voice that beds down with the shivers under your skin, she will reach into your haunts and pull out the light. Her transcendent vocal style expands from silken sweetness to smoldering power. Musical Discoveries gushes: “This reviewer can hardly recall hearing a voice so elegant and controlled.”

Her Balligomingo collaboration, Purify, was the first single from the Beneath The Surface release, and a staple of the DJ circuit, and received many remixes, including the Gus Gus version that hit the Billboard Breakout Charts at #3. Due to her beautiful melodies and insightful lyrics, Jody became a permanent member of Balligomingo and appeared on three subsequent Balligomingo releases; Under An Endless Sky, Origins, and Remix:Volume One.

With the groundbreaking electro project Sleepthief, Jody co-wrote and sang the first single, Eurydice, off its beloved debut, The Dawnseeker. She is also heavily featured on the sophomore album, Labyrinthine Heart, and the upcoming release Mortal Longing. The advance single for Mortal Longing, co-written and sung by Jody, wracked up over 24,000 views on YouTube in its first day online, and has currently reached over 75,000 views.

Jody’s fan-funded, Seven (produced by Rhys Fulber), was critically adored and the lead-off single, Come Back Home, has over 29,000 views on YouTube. Jody was able to tour this record across the US 3 times, playing venues such as Hotel Café in Los Angeles and The Bitter End in New York City, as well as many other major cities including San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago.

Since the release of Seven, Jody once again successfully crowdfunded for her new record, Stand Up. These 10 songs, co-produced with Winston Hauschild (Wanting, Hannah Georges, Bodhi Jones, Nat Jay, Hey Ocean) have some of Canada’s best musicians, and was mixed by Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Beyoncé, Lana Del Ray) and mastered by Eric Boulanger (Neil Young, One Replublic, Kate Bush, Rachel Platen).

The first single, a Pat Benatar classic, We Belong, is the only cover song on the album and pulls you in with Jody’s emotional voice and beautiful harmonies. Her upcoming single titled, Down By, is a mildly gospel tinged song, with great melodies, about heart ache and moving on. As a bonus the digital release includes 5 exclusive remixes from Sleepthief, Tigerforest, Sheever, Dave Chick, and Nick Wax.

Jody’s voice and brand are becoming of considerable note and she has been asked to join the Live Your Dream Tour as both emcee and performing artist. Benefitting NAfME, VH1 Save The Music, and Little Kids Rock, the purpose of the Live the Dream Tour is to utilize an interactive and educational concert model to inspire children, young adults and community members to pursue music careers and is set to hit over 36 cities.

Jody discovered her innate talent at an open mic, singing with a friend to a packed and loud house of pub goers. Her pristine and angelic vocals hushed the crowd. When she finished, the room erupted applause and cheers. A new talent was born. “I thought ‘This is it, I think I’ve found my thing.’ It felt amazing,” she recalls.

Onstage, she is positively mesmerizing, she mines deep emotionality with disciplined focus. Between songs, her background in improv comedy shines through as she entertains with warmth and wry wit.

“It’s been a wonderful adventure with my own music,” she says of this new era. “I am so blessed by my fans and their support throughout my career, and especially on this solo journey.”

Grant Maloy Smith (https://www.grant-maloy-smith.com) is a singer/songwriter of COUNTRY/ROOTS music – an artful blend of country, bluegrass, folk, and pop music. His current album “Dust Bowl – American Stories” spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the TOP 10 of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as #12 on the Country Album Sales Chart, and #2 on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres). The album continues to earn rave reviews, like this one from NO DEPRESSION, the bible of American Roots music: “Grant’s ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing … he has written A heartland masterpiece … lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie … sent chills down my spine … bound to become a classic … A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable…”

  • Billboard Top 10 charting artist (Americana/Folk Album Sales)
  • Performances at The Bitter End in New York, The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, SXSW in Austin, The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Song of the Mountain (PBS), and more
  • Guest artist at the Station Inn in Nashville with Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, and more
  • Opening act for Rita Coolidge, Elvin Bishop, John Ford Coley & Pousette-Dart…
  • A dynamic performer, capable of carrying a show solo acoustic, or with a band up to 6 pieces.

For the second year in a row, Grant received multiple nominations in the Indie Music Channel Awards in 2017, and was asked to perform at the awards show. A the awards show he won for BEST MALE AMERICANA ARTIST. Grant is a member of the Recording Academy (the Grammys®), the AMA, the CMA, and is a BMI Recording artist.

To Purchase Tickets

  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
  • $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**

Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)

**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.

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July 24, 2018
8:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map