Hear Kristen Grainger & True North’s Evocative Ballad “Extraordinary Grace”

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Saturday, October 14, 2023

With their new single, “Extraordinary Grace,” Americana-bluegrass quartet Kristen Grainger & True North truly deliver on their reputation as “poets who can pick.” Introspective and wistful, with soulful vocals and evocative lyrics haunted by feelings of helplessness in troubled times, this powerful song features two and three-part vocal harmonies and the graceful fingerstyle guitar, emotive mandolin, fiddle and acoustic bass for which Grainger and her band of champion multi-instrumentalists are becoming known.

“Extraordinary Grace” is the latest release from Kristen Grainger & True North’s upcoming album, Fear of Falling Stars—out on November 10th. Led by the enchanting vocals of Grainger and drawing on elements of bluegrass, country, and Americana, Fear of Falling Stars delivers more of the band’s award-winning songcraft that has earned national recognition. With equal focus on compelling songwriting and excellent instrumental execution, this new album offers ten songs that nestle in the ear on the way to the heart.

“We gravitate towards songs that let us stretch out instrumentally and stack harmonies like cordwood; that’s our bluegrass roots coming through," Grainger says “But our real superpower is songs that tell stories—our stories—of this world, these times.”

From heart-wrenching ballads to foot-stomping anthems, Fear of Falling Stars reveals a series of musical zoom shots through the windows of modern life.

Fans can hear “Extraordinary Grace” today at this link, check out Kristen Grainger & True North’s previously-released single, “Across The Mountains,” here, and pre-order or pre-save Fear of Falling Stars ahead of its November release right here. A list of upcoming True North tour dates can be found below or at truenorthband.com/tour-dates.

Fear of Falling Stars Tracklist:

Don’t Take Me Back

Go-Nowhere Town

Extraordinary Grace

Memories and Moments

Across the Mountains

It's the Little Things

The Avalanche


What Might Have Been

Stop Me If I Told You This Before

Catch Kristen Grainger On Tour:

Nov. 4 - Seattle, WA - Concerts At Our House Series

Nov. 10 - Portland, OR - PNC Live Studio Concert

Nov. 18 - Portland, OR - Alberta Rose Theatre

Nov. 29 - Sisters, OR - The Belfry