John Gracie grew up in a coal mining family in Glace Bay, a stone’s throw away from the Atlantic. His mother discovered his talent for singing and songwriting when he was just a boy. She enrolled him in voice lessons and the rest his history. The ocean has long been an influence on John’s songwriting inspiring his songs Seabird’s Cry, Nova Scotia Lullaby, Ode to the Fisherman to name a few. Gracie has gone on to tour the globe with his music, and has performed and recorded many styles of music. Along with him many songwriter albums, he has two Christmas albums that have sold over 60,000 units, his Tribute to Gene MacLellan was a Canadian best seller and currently he tours a swing/jazz show based on his two swing albums.
Gracie is a three time EMCA award winner and a JUNO nominee.
Gracie is honoured to participate in the Cancer Patient Care Fund Benefit Concert.
From left to right: Dr. Laith Shimon, Dr. David Brake, Dr. Kevin Orrell, Carl Calder, Dr. Susan Ritcey, Dr. Liam Orrell, Dr. Mandat Maharaj, Dr. Tom Hewlett