Grace Gibson

Grace Gibson, the self-proclaimed “River Queen” and founder of what she calls “Rock Noire,” celebrates all Black women rockers with her electrifying guitar and tambourine prowess. Gibson grew up in the acting world: her mother is the talented actress Lynn Whitfield, (a multi-award winning actor with starring roles in Eve’s Bayou and The Josephine Baker Story, among others. Her late father, Brain Gibson, was a Hollywood director whose credits included The Josephine Baker Story and the Tina Turner biopic, What's Love Got To Do With It, starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne.

Young Grace was raised in Southern California and New York with family roots in Baton Rouge.  Despite her early experiences as an actor (Black Nativity, All Eyez on Me (a biopic of the late 2Pac), The House that Will Not Stand at Le Petit Theatre, her main focus has always been music. She learned to play guitar (from YouTube) in her teens, and taught herself production, songwriting, and arranging, and her skills shine with every energetic performance. Her music channels Delta blues, modern soul, and the power of women rock and roll pioneers; her single “Steampunk Blues” is a call to action to all creatives to pursue one’s dreams. 


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