Full Circle is my debut album that explores the musical continuities between the American Southeast, Central America, West Africa and Northeast Brazil. It is a musical memoir featuring musical traditions that have impacted my journey and perspective as a musician. It is a love letter to Charleston, South Carolina and to all the places that I lived in and traveled to in my young adulthood. Places that have shaped me into the woman and musician that I am today. Places with beautiful people, culture and of course- music. Places that know both the dark and the light. Full Circle is a journey back home to a city that raised me and to a place of wholeness within myself. It’s about the thrill of exploring the new and unfamiliar and the grounding peace that comes with returning back to one’s roots. Full circle is a collaboration, an effort in preservation and an ode to the beautiful world we call home.
Full Circle featuring The Plantation Singers, Gino Castillo, Tim Khayat and Abdiel Iriarte at TEDX Charleston.
Arranged by Baden Powell as heard on Full Circle by Grace McNally
Featuring Ron Wiltrout on drums and Brett Belanger on bass
Directed and filmed by Taylor Hickman
Grace McNally Trio & The Plantation Singers
Video by Taylor Hickman
Music written by Grace McNally