Grace is an accomplished and sought-after guitarist and songwriter from Buffalo, NY. She plays intense, tasteful solos that take listeners on journeys to special places where they never want to leave.
Lougen has won multiple awards for her songwriting and guitar playing from many organizations including Buffalo Night-Life Magazine, Best of WNY Music, and Sportsmen's Americana Music Foundation. Before the pandemic shut down all of the shows in 2020, Grace was actively playing nearly every night both locally and nationally. Lougen toured in Europe and the US with award-winning bandleader Robert Parker and with Grace Stumberg, an incredible artist who also serves as Joan Baez’s background vocalist. Lougen has served extensively as guitar tech for folk legend Joan Baez up until her retirement in 2019, and also worked for the Indigo Girls. Grace has shared the stage with many other national acts including Selwyn Birchwood, Devon Allman, and the late Leon Russel.
In the studio, Lougen has contributed her songwriting and guitar playing to over a dozen full-length records. She also has teamed up with Dave Riffel and Danusia Now-Riffel to create an alternative performance venue: Music Garden Sessions. This is a subscription-based video concert, featuring artists all over Buffalo backed by the house band, of which Grace is a part. For more information visit MusicGardenSessions.com.
In 2018, Grace joined forces with Megan Brown (vocals), Josh English (drums), and Dylan Hund (bass) to form a rock supergroup: the band Grosh. Since then, they have put out an album, an EP, and are scheduled to release their second full-length record in May of 2021. To learn more about this band please visit: GroshBand.com.
From the thousands of shows she has played, the many records released, and the countless artists performed with, Grace has developed into a first-rate, well-rounded musician.
“Grace is an excellent guitarist who has a deep love and passion for the instrument… Linear and soul-powered with first-rate tones, style, and class.” - Joe Romagnola of Grooveyard Records.
Grace’s performances are listed under the “Upcoming Shows” tab. You can also follow her adventures on Facebook, Instagram, and by joining the mailing list on this site.