Post Number: 1845
|Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 06:03 pm: |
One of my favorite new singers...is Lizz Wright
She's back this summer with a HOT new CD--in fact, it's OUT now!
If you guys liked "SALT", you'll love this new one---I have it and it is SPECTACULAR!!...this sister is ALL THAT. Check it out:
On her 2003 debut, Salt, Lizz was hailed by People Magazine as “one of the year's most promising new voices,” a “smoky, simmering” talent, according to USA Today. Her new album Dreaming Wide Awake, set for June 14 release on Verve Forecast, finds that promise fulfilled.
Lizz recorded ‘Dreaming’ at Allaire Studios in Woodstock, NY, with Craig Street (Cassandra Wilson, k.d. lang) producing, and a deep well of New York talent contributing: guitarist Bill Frisell, Grammy-winning songwriter Jesse Harris, Mark Anthony Thompson (aka Chocolate Genius), Ollabelle organist Glenn Patscha, and Toshi Reagon among others.
Three of the eleven songs on ‘Dreaming’ were written or co-written by Lizz, proving that her “rapidly burgeoning writing talent” (LA Times) has now fully blossomed. From the deep-in-the-pocket, earthy soul of “Hit The Ground” (co-written with Jesse Harris and Toshi Reagon), to the buoyant Fender Rhodes groove of “Trouble,” or the hazy, aching title track, each of Wright's original compositions casts an unforgettable spell.
Elsewhere she lends her “pitch-perfect, full-bodied voice” (NY Times) to a gorgeous, melancholic reading of Joe Henry's “Stop” (first popularized by Madonna on her Music album); turns Neil Young's “Old Man,” into a dark cautionary tale; strips Ella Jenkins' “Wake Up Little Sparrow” down to a spare, zen-folk meditation; imparts the Aquarian anthem “Get Together” first popularized by the Youngbloods, with a new urgency; and recasts the Ric Marlow/Bobby Scott tune “A Taste of Honey” - best known as an early Beatles hit - as a haunting delta blues.
In addition to working on her new album, Lizz has been touring the world growing her audience and attracting new fans. Take a look at her tour schedule and don't miss a chance to see Lizz live....
This is one of my all-time favorite pictures of ANYBODY, because here she reminds me of my "Red" Oromo Aunt Ramah of Sudan.