Gretchen Schultz is a singer/songwriter who has been touring the East Coast with local Philly and now national artist, Christine Havrilla, as a backing vocalist/percussion player for the better part of 9 years. Gretchen has also expanded working with several local bands stopping at a number of venues including the Tin Angel, World Café Live Philly & The Queen, MusikFest, Pa Arts Fest, and many more.
After a decade of touring as a supporting musician with various local and national bands in the roles of backing vocalist and percussionist, Schultz is now emerging into the spotlight with the release of her debut album “Not Afraid to Fall.” Featuring a variety of styles from rock, jazz to alterative country, “Not Afraid to Fall” is described by Schultz as a culmination of many different experiences she has had over the past ten to fifteen years of her life.
Schultz's voice is her first instrument, "like sweet and salty, her unique jazzy sound of yesterday mixes well with her edgy lyrics of today." Joining her on the album are Michael DeAngelis on drums and Michael Rampone on bass, as well as a guest appearance by touted folk artist Tracy Grammer on her violin on “This Love.”
2014 – Not Afraid To Fall (Gretchen Schultz) Lead & Backing Vocals & Guitar
2014 – Sunset Session Vol.2 (Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz) Backing Vocals
2014 – Creamery Sessions Vol. 1 (Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz) Backing Vocals
2012 – Dream Purpose – (Gretchen Schultz) First solo EP Lead Vocals & Guitar
2011 – Christine Havrilla (A Collection) Backing Vocals
2006 – Velocity (Christine Havrilla) Backing Vocals
2005 – Ruby Red (Christine Havrilla) Backing Vocals
"GRETCHEN!!! Once again - WOWWY WOW WOW!!! You are a true talent!! Can't wait to buy your CD off the shelves! You're going places, mamma!"
- Kate Hughes of WXLVRadio.com
Schultz began playing guitar around the age of 12 and has been performing and writing ever since. Her extensive touring background shines on her debut album “Not Afraid to Fall,” which is stylistically diverse while still remaining true to her indie folk-rock roots.
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