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Born to sing:

Theater and music are in Gail Carson's genes. Starting with her grandmother Earla Steade Rowley who appeared in plays and dramas her whole life, as a young actress in the early 1900's (later she loved to say with a grin, "I was in the theater, my dear, when it was a sin to be in the theater!") and later in life playing feisty older women, such as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of being Ernest. That was the first role Gail remembers seeing her grandmother play.

Her great uncle, Douglas Steade, like Gail, sang most of his career performing with full orchestra. His soaring tenor voice could be heard in nationwide broadcasts of the enormously popular "Firestone Hour" during the 1930's, kind of the Sunday night precursor to the "Ed Sullivan Show." Millions tuned in.

Gail's daughter, Victoria Grice, continues the tradition, singing solos in church and for special occasions. She comes by her talent naturally too. It's not only her mother that had a singing career. Her father is well-known tenor, Garry Grice, who has sung in opera houses and on concert stages all over the world.

You can find out more about these musicians by following the links on the right side of this page.


Douglas Steade, 1930's Tenor

Victoria Grice, Soprano

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