Gracenotes was created from a desire to assist and help local Hamilton musicians in their day to day needs and has morphed into becoming an avenue to support newly recorded original independent music, through the support of Graceworks Baptist Church.
The Debbie Clause Recording Fund, named after Christopher's sister Debbie who died during the making of ROUND in 2010, gives funds to local deserving musicians who need financial assistance in completing their own recordings. The fund can cover anything from manufacturing costs, video and website development and studio time (tracking, mixing and mastering). The most recent distribution of funds assisted three artists in their projects in 2015:
The shows that Christopher hosts for Gracenotes have celebrated the music of the Beatles, Paul Simon and Tom Petty and feature the best talent in local music. The monies raised go directly towards this fund.
To find out about future shows in the series or on how you can apply for a Gracenotes grant, go to https://gracenoteshamilton.com/