Gretchen Schultz

Gretchen Schultz, of Philadelphia, Pa., is infectiously energetic. She carries the bluesy, guitar-driven number “Spirit Down” with a fiery vocal performance that’s at once defiant and joyful. Her voice has has hints of Susan Tedeschi’s indomitable tones, and Schultz makes the most of that soulfulness in “Spirit Down.”
– Ben
NPR – Tiny Desk Concert 2017

Kate Hughes of writes ” GRETCHEN!!! Once again – WOWWY WOW WOW!!! You are a true talent!! Can’t wait to buy your CD off de the shelves! You’re going places, mamma! “

Lead Vocalist : Gretchen is a singer/songwriter who has been touring the East Coast with local Philly and now National Artist, Christine Havrilla as a backing vocalist/percussion player since 2005. Gretchen has also expanded working with several local bands. The list of venues include the Tin Angel, World Café Live Philly & The Queen, MusikFest, Pa Arts Fest, and many more.

After a decade of live performances in various local and national bands in supporting roles, Gretchen Schultz is emerging as a new artist with the release of her debut album, “Not Afraid to Fall”. Featuring a variety of styles in music from rock, jazz, and alternative country.
Gretchen’s voice is her first instrument. “Like sweet and salty, her unique jazzy sound of yesterday mixes well with her edgy lyrics of today”. Joining her on the album are Michael DeAngelis on drums, Michael Rampone on bass. There’s even a guest appearance on the song “This Love” by touted folk artist, Tracy Grammer on violin.

Album Credits:
2017 – Katie Hargrove by Katie Hargrove
(Backing vocals)
2017 – Pat Wictor “This is Absolutely Real” (backing Vocals)
2015- Red Hill Sessions Vol.5 Christine Havrilla
2015 – Church Sessions Vol.4 Christine Havrilla
2015 – Waiting on Me by Vinnie Paolizzi – Backing Vocals

2014- Bean Sessions – Vol.3 Christine Havrilla
2014 – Not Afraid To Fall (Gretchen Schultz) Lead Vocals & Guitar
2014 – Sunset Session Vol.2 (Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz) Backing Vocals
2014 – Creamery Sessions Vol. 1 (Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz) Backing Vocals

2012 – Dream Purpose – (Gretchen Schultz) First solo EP Lead Vocals & Guitar

2011 – Christine Havrilla (A Collection) Backing Vocals

2006 – Velocity (Christine Havrilla) Backing Vocals

2005 – Green Country Towne Road (Desoto Rust) Backing Vocals
2005 – Ruby Red (Christine Havrilla) Backing Vocals