Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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Pierre de Gaillande and Jack Grace

Friday, August 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Bringing flair, heart, sophistication, Country, grit and twang to the stage.

This is a night of great song writing and performing.  Pierre de Gaillande is a French-born, New York-based multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer. He performs in the US and abroad with his various musical projects including Body Kite, Bad Reputation, Melomane, Open Kimono and others. He has recently toured in France and Canada.


He records bands and composes music for film, television and dance at his California Hill Studio in Putnam County, NY. He is also the host of Pierre Pressure Podcast, where he talks to musicians about the intersection of music and politics.


Tonight, Pierre performs songs from his vast catalog accompanied by Gerald Menke on guitar, Daria Grace on bass, and Jeff Schaeffer on drums.


Jack Grace, Jerry Lee Lewis once likened to “that Cash kid, but good”, has enjoyed a long and varied career. Grace, a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who’s been touring and recording for over 25 years.


His duet with Norah Jones, “Bad Wind Blowing”, was a standout tune on his last recording, Everything I Say Is A Lie, produced by Joan Jett and Steve Earle’s former guitarist, Eric Ambel.


He’s performed with a diverse collection of artists, like Doc Watson, Fishbone, Junior Brown, The Meters, and has even shared the bill with Merle Haggard, Gordon Lightfoot, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks.

He’s contributed tunes and scoring to several movies, including both Super Troopers, 1 and 2, the cult hit, Big Bear, as well as What I Drink and Who I Meet at the Track, heard in Beerfest.


Jack might be the only guy around to have a band in both Cambridge, UK, and Cambridge, MA. He has a stable of musicians stretching across North America, allowing him to team up with old pals in Canada, Austin, West Virginia, and elsewhere.


“NYC someday will brag about its great legends of country music, that’s right we said country, and among those names will be the engaging, hardworking, witty, and schmoozin’ and boozin’ Grace”. - Village Voice



This concert starts early at 6 PM.  Lawn chairs, food and drink are welcome. Limited refreshments will be available on site. Parking is limited so we suggest arriving at least 20 minutes before the concert.  Admission is $10.