An eclectic multi-genre studio-produced album from an activist singer/songwriter sharing her personal side, with folk, jazz, rock&roll, and blues, spilling a little heartbreak, some good riddance, some sass, and some soul-stirring crying out for justice.
"It's Personal" is a heart-filled album by Bev Grant, a long-time feminist and labor social activist who has been creating and using music for social change since the late 60s. She was founder of a popular political band called The Human Condition which played around the NYC area for 19 years and currently is founder and director of The Brooklyn Women's Chorus which will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. This album is her first solo album in a number of years, although she did record an album in 2014 with singer/songwriter Ina May Wool, called WOOL&GRANT. Bev's music is extremely eclectic in style, ranging from acoustic folk to country, jazz and world music, and she has a knack for getting her political points across through the use of personal stories about other peoples' lives. In this album, she tells us a lot about herself, where she grew up, her relationship with her dad and her loves and losses. There are also songs about social concerns, like the environment and factory conditions, and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, but the bulk of the album is personal, although often the personal IS political as she points out in her song "Throw Me the Ball" about growing up in the 50s before girls were allowed to play in organized sports.