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Grits & Soul

Grits & Soul

Performing Artist
  • Music: Solos, Duos, and Trios
  • Number of Performers: 2-4
  • Available for Block Booking


​​​​At the heart of Grits & Soul is Anna Kline and John Looney. This duo has made music together for ten years now and continues to spread the gospel of Southern sound. 

Their seamless harmonies and stirring melodies will tear your heart in two, as they perform traditional roots music or their original compositions. 

The duo’s influences congregate around the redemptive strains of gospel, the drawling tremolo of rhythm and blues, and the raw twang of rural American life. Grits & Soul conjures up the pain and the pleasure of calloused hands, tilled earth, and a steel needle digging into a wax 45. 

The musical connection between them is a powerful one—at once, both Southern and deeply universal—inspired by daring, unapologetic musicians and songwriters who smash stereotypes and speak to the experience of life, in turn giving voice to our questions and our longings. Together they lend their voices to the rich tradition of Southern songwriters who explore the boundaries of American roots music. 

Now settled in Kentucky, they take their place among a (common)wealth of musical talent that continues to capture the nation’s attention. From playing square dances and bluegrass festivals to intimate venues and private events, Grits & Soul provides audiences with an authentic Kentucky music experience.

Minimal Technical Requirements

Stage Dimensions: 8 feet x 8 feet
Audio: 2 DI boxes, 2 vocal mics, and two monitors. We can also can also play through a condenser microphone.
Lighting: standard stage lighting.

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