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Grace & Tony White are a husband and wife bluegrass duo from Tennessee. The two met in 2010 and began combining Tony White's punk rock musical style with Grace White's folk and bluegrass leanings to create what they called "punkgrass". Their sound has since evolved to be more classical-inspired, while still holding on to their folk and bluegrass roots.

Their lyrics often take inspiration from literature, thanks to Grace's love for murder mysteries.


  • Inside A 7-Track Mind (2011)
  • November (2013)
  • Phantasmagoric (2015)

Grace & Tony's music contains examples of:

  • Apocalypse Cult: "The 2" is about the real-life Heaven's Gate cult.
  • Call-and-Response Song: "Hey Grace, Hey Tony" is done in this style.
  • Crosscast Role: Grace sings from the point of view of William Hare in "Invitation to an Autopsy".
  • Gender Flip: "Adam of Labour" has a female Dr. Frankenstein, as shown in the line "She'd taken the time / To come knit me up / And some friends of mine."
  • Incredibly Long Note: Grace gets one at the end of "Invitation to an Autopsy".
  • Instrumentals: "A Fever On the Cthulhu Queen".
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "911 Away" and "The 2", among others.
  • Murder Ballad: "Invitation to an Autopsy" is about 19th century killers Burke and Hare, who sold the bodies of their victims to doctors for use in anatomy classes.
  • Non-Appearing Title: "Adam of Labour", "Invitation to an Autopsy", "Where Emma Meets John", "La Carrera", "From Me to Me", "072713".
  • The Plague: "Lullaby of the Red Death".
  • Scatting: The chorus of "Holy Hand Grenade".
  • Shout-Out: Lots.
    • In "Grassphemy", they wonder "just what Bill Monroe would say" about their unique take on bluegrass.
    • "Adam of Labour" is sung from the perspective of Frankenstein's monster.
    • "The Marsten Prologue" and "A Lot Dies Today" are both based on the novel 'Salem's Lot.
    • "Lullaby of the Red Death" is inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe short story "The Masque of the Red Death".
    • The title of the instrumental track "A Fever On the Cthulhu Queen" is a shout out to H. P. Lovecraft.
  • Silly Love Songs: "Hey Grace, Hey Tony" fits this trope well.
  • Stalker with a Crush: "The 1" is an example with a twist, showing the perspective of both the stalker and the one being stalked.
  • Vocal Tag Team: Almost all of their songs feature vocals by both Grace and Tony White.