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Violet Femmes Vol. 2
Artist: Violet Femmes
Format: CD


Label: CD BABY
Catalog: 0324976
Rel. Date: 02/24/2009
UPC: 830159003221

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1. Jasmin - Sarah Nebel
2. If Only I - Claire Hayek
3. Outro Inverno - Sylvia Patricia
4. There's No Other - Arie Thompson
5. Deep Like a River - Renee French
6. For All of His Wealth - Janet Bates
7. Play My Body - Lorraine Palmer O'Reilly
8. Leaving Athens - Cece Box
9. The Volvo Song - Marian Call 1
10. We Can Fly - Lachi 1
11. Unlucky - Pauline Kyllonen 1
12. Grace - Jean Greer McCarthy 1
13. Count Me in - Lisa J Carmen 1
14. Mama Needs a Girls Night Out - Laura Roppe 1
15. Get the Picture - Cookie Cutter Girl ; Pop Superhero 1
16. On My Guard - Rebel Red 1
17. How Can I Keep Him - Lorraine Reid 1
18. Forevermore - Addie Loy 1
19. Sun Hee - Aural Heather

More Info:

Violet Femmes Vol 2 This is a music project created by RPW Records to promote great music by women artists. Violet Femmes Volume 2 features 19 women and styles ranging from pop, jazz, country, rock, folk and spoken word song. Here is some information about the women on the CD Compilation. Sarah Nebel I have always written music. I started playing the piano at age 5 and was writing my first songs at age 12. I love writing songs in different musical styles - and I enjoy holding small, intimate concerts, studio work - anything creative where I can work with my music or other artists that I like. Lat 'Sarah Nebel' is my artist name. My birth name is Elisabeth Endresen (b.1967), and I grew up in Lillestrom, Norway. I have worked on lots of different musical projects, done theatre and film - mostly in Los Angeles where I lived from 1992-2000. Too many projects too list here; but the ones I had the most fun with: Bit parts in 'I'll do anything' (James L. Brooks), 'Wild Palms' (Oliver Stone), 'Babylon Five' and 'Pulp Fiction' (Quentin Tarantino). I was part of the rock group 'Six Stories' and other musical projects - playing most of the major L.A. Clubs during the late nineties. Claire Hayek Winner of 'Best Provincial Female Artist' and 'Best Provincial Pop Album' by Toronto Exclusive Magazine, Claire Hayek's very distinctive voice announces the arrival of a singer-songwriter who should be around for a long time to come. A blend of mixed emotions, colourful melodies and textures, her songs aim straight to the heart and to the human conscience. 'Claire Hayek has a vocal sound that is reminiscent of Cher without the gross vocoder fabrications that she adopted later in her career. Hayek has the same sort of dark timbre to her voice and is very distinctive and easy to recognize (once you know the voice)...' Sylvia Patricia The Brazilian singer Sylvia Patricia is now presenting her new album " NO RADIO DA MINHA CABEÇA", her fifth CD. A composer and singer from Bahia-Brazil, with a really unique personal style, she mixes Bossa Nova and Brazilian Rhythms with Blues, Jazz, Rock and R&B, as well as doses of Latin music. With her sensual, deep voice, and her versatility as a singer with her own characteristic tone and lyrics ranging from whisper to wild chords has made Sylvia Patricia the first Bahian singer to receive the Sharp Prize revelation in 1990, one important prize in Brazil. Born in Salvador, with indigenous blood from an ancestral on her skin, she uses the music to talk of love and life's ups and downs in the metropolis, but all from an upbeat point of female view. Arie Thompson Seven years ago, Arie Thompson's grandmother came to her in a dream. They were driving on the edge of the world and she turned to Arie and said, "You should be a singer." With the recent release of her latest set of recordings 4 SONGS, Arie Thompson steps on to the world stage as a fresh musical talent whose unique voice and approach pay homage to her influences, while never naming them outright. Her songwriting is marked by the ability to create lyrical and melodic hooks that stay in your head for days at a time-drawing you back to listen again and discover the subtleties that make her music so moving and effective. Renee French Born and raised in a small Texas town near Houston, Renee French is an award winning Austin-based songwriter, voice coach, and more recently, recording artist. While training hundreds of other singers for nearly ten years at the Austin School of Music, she began writing songs and performing at select songwriter showcases to eager audiences in such notable Austin area venues as Antone's, Stubb's, Threadgills World Headquarters, and the Saxon Pub. 'If tomorrow's newest songstress has a face today, it's that of Renee French, proving that Austin is where talent is born and LA is where it goes to die.' Derek Blackmon- Her much-anticipated debut CD, "Two Way Mirror", is in stores as of November 8, 2005. The music is soft, moody pop with savvy imagery and poignant, intelligent lyric content. Janet Bates Songwriter, Singer, Social Activist Passionate, politically astute, and with phenomenal talent, singer-songwriter Janet Bates usher golden gift of musicianship to help make a difference in the world. With her evocative three-octave contralto vocals and her gift for writing songs that seek to make the world a better place, Janet builds upon what musicians before her have done in previous decades: making the world sit up and pay attention. In the spirit of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Pete Seeger, and recalling the lilting voice of Joan Baez, Canadian Janet Bates brings her talented songwriting and simply lovely vocals to the task of bringing to the forefront of public awareness, the issues of environmental degradation, the politics of war, and social justice for people around the world as well as in her adopted home, the U.S.A. Lorraine Palmer O'Reilly Born in London, England of Irish heritage, Lorraine has had a varied mix of experiences in the music world. Having taken time out to raise a family, she returned to her love of music as a songwriter / performing artist -- touring with an Irish concert troupe throughout Ireland, Europe and appearances in USA. A world traveler who embraces the chance to try something new and challenging.! Having spent time in Nashville last year, Co-writing has opened up a whole new world of possibilities. She continues to write and submit to as many opportunities as possible in the hope that some of her work will one day help causes she believes in. Cece Box there's this story about the fabulous woman of a certain age, who finally breaks free of all the expectations and self-imposed limitations and follows her bliss. She's not trying to conform, not worried about fitting anybody's mold. She's ready - she's earned the right - to tell the truth, to talk and sing about things that are truly important, whether the intimate details of love or the injustices going on in the world. She writes music because she can, often taking on a new genre just to see if she can. In music, as in love, she knows not everyone will get it, but those who do, will get it completely. Marian Call Marian Call is a trained composer and a spunky self-taught singer based out of Anchorage, Alaska. She lives in a beautiful tour bus, the Millennium Tortoise, and roams the country with her husband and other musicians as they're available. Marian writes, records, performs, produces, and distributes original songs at a rapid clip, usually two or three per month. Her self-produced debut album, 'Vanilla,' is an eclectic yet powerfully cohesive collection of original songs, critically acclaimed and loved by fans from all demographics. She also released a song a month on the web for one year as an experimental and educational project. Her second full-length album, 'Got to Fly,' was a special project by commission for her loyal geek/scif-fi fanbase, but has been well-received by listeners of all stripes regardless of some of the covertly nerdy content. Call's compositions are half study & calculation, half improvisational instinct, and always full of unexpected musical twists and turns. She has written pieces by commission before, for film projects and events, and she has been known to write songs on dares or to surprise devoted fans. Lachi 'Though these eyes are broken, well these ears truly see black and white.' Lachi sings, referring to her legal blindness, and her true ability to see through black and white piano keys. Sultry, smooth, intelligent and bold, singer/songwriter and pianist Lachi commands cleverly crafted, insightful yet quirky lyrics in her new EP "Ugly Beautiful" best categorized as piano-driven, jazz-influenced alternative rock. Partly inspired by the trials and tribulations she faces as a legally blind Nigerian-American female from her shy childhood to her world-traveling adulthood, her lyrics steer away from mediocrity