Grace Rapetti visits the Hawthorne Hotel to perform in Nathaniel’s Restaurant.
Grace Rapetti is a music machine, working as a certified music therapist in end of life care and also gigging simultaneously as a solo performer and a frontwoman/guitarist for various bands. She is the cofounder of the non-profit organization Arts Education International, which provides sustainable, community-based arts programs for orphaned, abandoned, and traumatized children all over the world. In 2012, she earned the Walter W. Harp Liberal Arts Music and Society Award from the Berklee College of Music, which recognized her outstanding service to the music community at large. Ali holds two music related degrees from Berklee College of Music and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Two of her original songs are used as world-wide online course material, and her song and tutorial on “For Amelia” has been published in Writer’s Digest. She is featured in January 2013’s Rolling Stone issue (click on hyperlink: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/song-reader-20121228). She was a five year member of the remarkable Boston-based ensemble, Women of the World, and was also a singer in the punk/rocksteady group, Big D and the Kids Table. She has sung at Carnegie Hall, performed for the United Nations, written music with John Mayer, created a song for UNICEF, is a ringtone for T-Mobile Japan, and shared stages with Bobby McFerrin, Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Angelique Kidjo, The Eagles, Allison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Carol King, and Annie Lennox.