Cornwall Ontario — Cornwall’s newest country music duo, featuring Danyelle Alexandra and Jason Sauve, are called Falling Grace.
“We were trying to decide on a name, and I keep a book of ideas. We were about to give up, and on the last page I had written Fall From Grace. We both sort of perked up and looked at each other. That name was already taken so we shortened it to Falling Grace. We both love the Civil Wars so, and it is hauntingly elegant. We wanted to avoid cowboy hat clichés, and therefore, leaning towards a more classic and elegant appeal of traditional folk country pop,” explains Sauve.
The duo is currently recording and planning to release their self-titled debut EP on March 1st 2015. They have already released a single off of their upcoming EP, which has created quite a bit of buzz online.
Falling Grace have been winning hearts and music fans alike with the release of the heartfelt ballad “Blame It On Me” which can be heard on Youtube:
“We’re so delighted to be now sharing our music with everyone! We have more songs on the way and I think folks will really be pleasantly surprised,” Sauve remarked.
The album is written by Danyelle Alexandra and Jason Sauve, and is being produced by Sauve in his personal studio.
“I’ve been honing and sharpening my production skills, over the years with various projects, I’ve learned to preserve the vision and concept of a song and album, having the luxury of a built in home studio and no clock ticking on the wall can have its benefits,” Sauve asserted.
Alexandra who is lead vocalist for the duo provides many lyrical concepts and melodies, while Sauve tends guitar and provides musical concepts and assists in the songwriting realm.
“Working with Danyelle is good in the sense that, she likes to approach something with an open mind, and we share similar views on leading with a positive frame of mind, so that helps to allow a good flow of creativity,” Sauve revealed.
The duo share an affinity for melody and a well crafted songs, drawing inspiration from artist like the Civil Wars, Miranda Lambert, Small Town Pistols to name a few.
Jason Sauve and Danyelle Alexansder had the opportunity to play a show with Small Town Pistols as a part of the band Switchgear this past summer at Cornwall’s Lift-Off Festival.
“It was really great, we both like alot of the same types of music and both connected with Small Town Pistols, and became an even bigger inspiration in the way Amanda Wilkinson sang with so much feeling, also they were so humble which is something to aspire to. We sat right up front for the whole show. It was amazing,” stated Sauve.
Falling Grace are looking forward to playing some festivals and events this summer. The duo has been approached by some area festival organizers and promoters. Concert dates will be announced shortly.
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