Staci Griesbach (pronounced STAY-cee GREECE bahk / Greece Bach) is a Los Angeles-based vocalist bringing together a passion for jazz and country music as she specializes in reimagining the Great American Songbook of Country Music in the style of jazz.
Rolling Stone lauded Griesbach’s first single “Walkin’ After Midnight” off her 2019 debut album My Patsy Cline Songbook as “a gorgeous jazz interpretation.” Her debut album features songs Patsy Cline made famous by some of Nashville’s most reknown songwriters such as Hank Cochran, Harlan Howard, Bob Wills, Willie Nelson and more, contributed greatly to building the Nashville Sound catalog; arguably in the same way Irving Berlin and Cole Porter contributed to the foundation of the traditional jazz standards. Similarly, Griesbach points out that Patsy Cline has arguably shaped and influenced nearly every female country singer today, much as Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday has in the jazz landscape. My Patsy Cline Songbook features 15 popular Cline classics reimagined including “She’s Got You,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Walkin’ After Midnight” and marks the first-ever, full-length Patsy Cline tribute album presented in a jazz and contemporary style. In the ultimate of compliments, Amos Perrine at No Depression magazine called the release “an album worthy of being added to the Great American Songbook.”
Rolling Stone, Robert Crawford: “Gorgeous,” “A gorgeous jazz interpretation of Patsy Cline’s ‘Walkin’
After Midnight,’” “Griesbach’s ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ suits the original’s nocturnal theme surprisingly
DownBeat Magazine: “Griesbach achieves her aim of paying tribute not through imitation, but by
exploring new possibilities through new artistry”
No Depression, Amos Perrine: “An album worthy of being added to the Great American Songbook.”
Julie Fudge, Patsy Cline’s Daughter: “These arrangements are new and fresh and so engaging,” “These
arrangements are new and fresh and so engaging..