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Spirit Of Grace


It's time you met the Spirit of Grace Gospel Singers

- 5280 Magazine &


Who is 

Spirit of Grace?

Above is a custom handmade stained-glass windowpane, made for Spirit of Grace by Colorado Artist Jan Kray; the wife of talented local blues singer "Ed Catfish Kray".

COVID had a global devastating impact on millions. In addition to worldwide health impacts & loss, many artists had upcoming events and venues cancel. Fans in well enough health to attend these events were likewise deprived. 

C. Larea Edwards of S.O.G. came up with the idea to perform live music in her front yard. Artists were given the opportunity to perform, share their talent & benefited from donations of attendees. Fans were able to enjoy live music from the safety & comfort of their own front lawns. 

Spirit of Grace (S.O.G.) is a gospel group made up of members who are on fire for the Lord. Members include: C. Larea Edwards, Tonicia London, Shamae​ Williams & Christin Grant. 

Original music is inspired by the Holy Scripture and our personal walks with God. You will find that each member has a unique perspective from which they pour out their praise.


Spirit of Grace has had the honor & professional pleasure to record/open for/perform with, some huge names in music! These artists include, but are not limited to: One Republic,   Yoyo Ma, Common (Sense), David Foster, Blondie, Nathaniel Rateliff, Justin Timberlake, Opiuo, DeVotchKa, The Flobots, The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, The Colorado Symphony Chorus, Lisa Downing, Ric Padmore, David "Pic" Connelly, Peace Poets, Troutsteak Revival, The Moderators, Mary Louise Lee, The Legacy Ensemble, & Laura Goldheimer.

S.O.G. celebrated their 10th TIME performing at Red Rocks Ampitheatre on 10.10.2021! They are regulars at the House of Blues New Orleans . They've also been honored to perform, both alone & with other amazing artists at other incredible venues! Including: The Kennedy Center, The Newman Center, The Civic Center, Colorado Convention Center, Fiddlers Green, Levitt Pavillion, The Filmore, The Gothic, The Oriental, The Ogden, The House of Blues Hollywood (now closed), The Soiled Dove, Herman's Hideaway, Cervantes, Jazz @ Jacks, Dazzle, The Roxy, The Rusty Bucket, The Blue Bird, Vail Jazz Fest, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, The Denver Zoo, The Denver Museum of Modern Arts, History Colorado, The Denver Nuggets Game (National Anthem), Denver Rockies Allstar Game, Colorado Arts Festival, Black Arts Festival, Bohemian Nights, The Denver CO Parade of Lights and Barzfest (Denver, Vegas & California).

S.O.G. has also performed for, partnered and/or shared the stage with:  The Kirk Franklin Gospel Brunch, The Denver Nuggets, Film on the Rocks & Easter Sunrise Service (Red Rocks Ampitheatre),  Senator John Hickenlooper, Bernie Sanders, Donnie Betts, Leslie Herod, Michael Hancock, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Studios, Wonderbound Studios, Rainbow Militia, Judaism Your Way, Trinity United Methodist Church, The Northern District Baptist Association, The Western States Baptist Convention, Project Worthmore, Full Spectrum, Mile High United Way, Nicodemus KS Historical Landmark Annual Celebration, National Women's Hall of Fame, National Peace Project, Colorado Health Foundation Symposium, the Colorado Kwanzaa Committee & the Colorado Fringe Fest. Multiple benefits, causes & protests and MANY Churches across the U.S. 

Virtual, Television & Radio involvement includes: Colorado Sound Studios, Ted Talks, Motus Theatres, MPR, CPR, Tiny Desk, Urban Soul Radio, Songland, CNN, Channel 9 News & Channel 7 News.

People always ask us 

"You sing? What do you sing? 

Where do you sing?" 

To which we reply "Everything. Everywhere."

What are we up to right now?



Spirit of Grace, in collaboration with Travis Branam  -Vocal Coalition (VOCO) & Colorado Children's Choir- began "BLACK MUSIC MATTERS" in 2018. After having sold out the History Colorado Museum twice for this event, they were awarded the opportunity to put "Black Music Matters" on, at the Newman Center! 

Sadly, covid shut production down, but only temporarily! Black Music Matters is back on for 2022!

This year's lineup includes:

Spirit of Grace

The Flobots

The Reminiders

Kid Astronaut


The Gnomies

Susie Q. Smith

Deep Pocket Thieves

Denver Children's Choir

North Middle School

Girls Athletic Leadership School

Hill Campus of Arts & Science

Vocal Coalition

Theo Wilson

Joshua Wilson

Joe Brown


S.O.G. currently has 2 albums recorded. Many songs have been written, the 3rd album recording dates are being set & more albums will be available soon!

Check back for upcoming release dates and music samples, coming soon!!!!

You can get "Spirit of Grace Live at St. Stephens" on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, iHeart & Deezer!

Follow the link to get yours now:



Spirit Of Grace has recorded original and revised holiday music! Enjoy a few, any time of year here:

"Angels from the realms of Glory"

Written by: Henry Smart

Revised by: Shamae Williams

"Silent Night"

Written by: Joseph Mohr

Revised by: C. Larea Edwards


C. Larea Edwards & Christin Grant of S.O.G. also partnered with Ric Padmore & Colorado Sound Studios to complete & record "Come Share the Magic" and "Christmas is here".

Did you know???

Spirit Of Grace is comprised of nearly all Denver, CO locals. They have been on many Denver network News channels, and printed in the News; including the Denver Post, the Westword & 5280 Magazine!


Denver Post Article

Christin Grant (left), C. Larea Edwards (right)

Spirit Of Grace once had as many as 7 vocalists! The group performed steadily with 5 members for years, until the sudden unexpected death of beloved best friend & outstanding vocalist, Christopher Tye.


Spirit of Grace official members photo

Christopher Tye 06.20.1981 - 06.20.2017


3 Vocalists in Spirit Of Grace are biological sisters. The group was founded by our eldest sister & we have been singing together since before our baby sister could speak in sentences! The group is affectionately named for our paternal grandmother, "Grace". 



Tonicia London is a close relative too! (Cousin)

Let's get personal

C. Larea Edwards sings Soprano, Alto & Tenor. The eldest of 3 sisters, C. Larea Edwards is accustomed to taking charge. She graduated from CU & has a degree in international business management. She is the founder of Spirit Of Grace. She is also a talented violinist, having performed many times with her violin "Bertha" and electric violin "Baby". She is a certified personal trainer. She has spent years teaching children the Word of God as a missionary. She is an avid and brilliant puzzler and also enjoys knitting, gaming & supporting local artists. 

Tonicia London sings Soprano & Alto. She is a Kansas City native. She grew up singing in church and with family. Growing up in church and wanting to be used in ministry, she found herself most comfortable in music and evangelism. She serves as the Choir Director and Praise & Worship Leader at her church. She is the Chaplain for SOG. Her passion is feeding and caring for God's people. She is a sous chef for Anthology at Burlingtoncreek and owner/operator of "Kinfolk's Catering" (actual photo above) a family-based catering and event service.

Shamae Williams sings Soprano, Alto & Tenor. She is a Registered Nurse, working for Denver Public Schools. She is the Choir Director & Women's Dept. President at her church. She attended & graduated from Xavier University, in New Orleans, LA.  She is an extremely talented cake decorator & helps her daughter, who began a cupcake business. Together, they make stunning gourmet cakes, cupcakes & cookies. She also enjoys dancing, movies, board games & spending time with her family, (especially their newest addition).

Christin Grant sings Soprano & Alto. She works at University Hospital in Denver, CO, in direct patient care. She trained as a culinary artist at Johnson & Wales University in Denver. At her church, she is Assistant Choir Director, Deaconess, & (monthly) Fellowship Dinner Coordinator. She has dual passions, cooking & writing. She organizes the monthly dinners for her church & caters small events. She writes music of all genres (including instrumental). She also writes novels & plans to be published soon!

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