Grace Cummings is a natural songwriter.

She trusts what she sees and hears in her head. This is what allows her to transform the rock n roll and Irish folk traditions that she grew up with into something entirely her own, a gothic Melbourne bluesy folk sound. It is with this in mind that she can consistently create - to use her own words - something “real and raw and ugly and beautiful.”  

As we celebrate the way that Grace powerfully does this on her new self-produced sophomore album Storm Queen, we invite you to look back to a special moment in 2020, when Grace performed on Lyndelle Wilkinson’s The Afterglow as part of PBS Drive Live, treating a live audience with a riveting set of songs from her understated debut album Refuge Cove.  

Lyndelle fondly remembers the day. “It was February 5, 2020, before all hell broke loose. Raw and captivating, this session shared only the beginning of what we have now come to know better; what we now love even more. If you have not seen Grace perform live, then this recording will motivate you to catch her upcoming national tour in February.” 

Grace’s Melbourne show will take place in the Malthouse Courtyard on February 11. But you can tune in to The Afterglow on February 9 to first hear her Drive Live 2020 session in its entirety. 

Studio 5 Rewind is presented by our mates at Mountain Goat.