Denise La Grassa
To understand the power Denise La Grassa brings to the stage, lean into what Robert Rodi of Chicago-based New City magazine observed, describing Denise as “sufficiently a woman of her time to pull in influences as diverse as funk and folk. And her compelling contralto owes more to Grace Slick than Sarah Vaughan.”
Her journey is an unlikely one, only just recently pivoting full-time to songwriting and performance. It's a journey she's documenting with the film 'North of 40.'
If you're new to this soulful, bluesy band, you’ll certainly hear the power of Slick. But you’ll also hear the soulfulness of Etta James and the sophistication of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band.
Denise's influences include legends like John Lee Hooker, The Allman Brothers, Ruth Brown, Otis Redding, and Charlie Parker.