The Good Graces, a project headed by singer-songwriter and guitarist Kim Ware, create delicate, warbling indie-folk and jangling roots pop. The project originated in 2007 but really started gaining momentum when it was handpicked by the Indigo Girls to open their 2015 summer tour. More of a community musical collaboration than a band, The Good Graces include a rotating cast of a dozen musicians (in addition to Ware) playing the typical four-piece accouterments, as well as piano, harmonica, mandolin, wind chimes, cello, violin and more.
The band’s latest release, Set Your Sights, was written on Ware’s front porch on acoustic guitar. Touting influences including Neko Case, Laura Veirs, K.D. Lang, and Lydia Loveless, the album will be released July 7, 2017, via Pretty New Songs/Potluck Foundation. The track “Remember the Old School,” which can be streamed above, premieres exclusively at Verbicide.