Singer/Songwriter Grant Livingston has been a Florida favorite since the mid-80s. The Miami New Times named Grant one of the “Ten Greatest South Florida Folksingers of All Time” and called him a cross between Jimmy Buffett and Sesame Street. He loves to tell stories from the point of view of animals including dogs, cats, armadillos, and pythons. He often performs for schools, museums, and other children’s programs. His guitar style is a mix of ragtime, country blues, and early swing.
Grant has taught songwriting at Miami-Dade College and, along with fellow songwriter Janet Goodman, coordinates the Nashville Songwriters’ Association’s South Florida chapter. Grant has partnered with Biscayne National Park Ranger Gary Bremen to bring the program “Songs and Stories of Our National Parks” to venues in South Florida and recently to Yosemite National Park.
During his residency Grant will be learning from the staff, collaborating with other artists, and writing new songs about the Everglades, its creatures, its people and its history.