Juno Award winning G.R. Gritt pulls effortlessly from the past to create soulful futurisms. With their new sound that elegantly weaves the melodies using vocals, guitar and electronic elements, they create both intimate and anthemic music that would fit in a folk club, a dance club and anywhere in between. G.R. Gritt is a Two-Spirit, Transgender, Francophone, Anishinaabe and Métis artist. Gritt’s music serves as a beacon of connection for all who come near it. Welcoming yet truthful, they reclaim space through songs that show that intersectional identity is expansive and not to be divided into parts. By exploring the emotional and cultural core of their heritage as anon-binary, queer, Indigenous artist they create new space and encourage others to do the same.
They are a Juno Award winner for Indigenous Album of the Year (for Quantum Tangle’s Tiny Handsin 2017) and a Northern Ontario Music and Film Award (NOMFA) winning artist for Outstanding Album by an Indigenous Artist(for Quantum Tangle’s album “Shelter as we Go…”),and a nominee for Outstanding Engineer, and Outstanding Album. In 2021, they were nominated for 2 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards -Metis artist of the Year and Social Voice and they won the Folk Music Ontario Songs from the Heart – Political category Award for “Quiet Years”. G.R. Gritt released their full-length album, Ancestors, on April 16, 2021 on Coax Records and their song “Ancestors ft. Kimmortal” made it onto Sirius XM Indigiverse’s Top 20 countdown for2021