MP3 Bonnie Bailiff - Everything it wants
"when I heard her music, tears came to my eyes...but not tears of sadness, tears of my heart being able to feel itself" A.M.L. Fan in Santa Fe
11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: like Joni, FOLK: Gentle
Musicians on Everything it Wants: John Hagen (Lyle Lovett Band) on cello, Rich Brotherton on backup guitar, Paul Pearcy on percussion...all from Austin,TX
By the time Bonnie graduated from The University of Texas in Austin, she didn''t have any ideas as to what kind of work she might like. At this point she had never written a song or played a guitar. Most of her work experience up to that point had been waitressing, so after graduating she accepted a job as a flight attendant(song on Coming Back to Life album) and relocated to Los Angeles. Several years and several jobs later, she found herself back in Austin, Tx starting her own business selling clothes that she made on the Drag at 26th and Guadalupe. There she met other artists making their way in the world by selling arts or crafts. While she was sitting out on the drag one day, a fellow artist, Keith, came by and offered her a guitar saying he was never going to use it. She accepted the offer, bought a chord book and a Joni Mitchell Anthology and soon she was writing her own songs. It all happened without her seeking it out. Fortunately she was in Austin with a great abundance of open mikes. It was a great time in Austin performing and hearing other songwriters including Michael Fracasso, Kathi Nordone, Michele Solberg, Natalie Withers, and Kevin Gant. After a trip to the west coast in the early 90''s she felt called to move to Ashland, OR then in 1998 moved to Dunsmuir, CA.(Song about Dunsmuir on Another Land CD-Important Places) In the past several years she''s also lived in Santa Fe, NM and Jackson, WY. The year 2005 finds her living back on the west coast writing more blues songs for her next recording project.
About Everything it Wants
Everything it Wants is my 4th independent recording. After recording mostly solo albums I wanted to do something different while still not over-producing. I went back to Austin where I had lived from 1980-1993 to do the recording. After the album came out I received some great encouragement and assistance from radio show hosts that enabled the album to receive airplay throughout Europe and Australia as well as in the U. S.
Quotes for the album
"an Americana gem on pace with the best"
Eddie Russell- Country-Eastern radio, Texas
" I have previewed ''Everything it Wants'' several times and each time I discover a new gem"
Trevor Hyland, Triple C Radio, Australia
"...the talent to make people calm, satisfied and warm inside"
Ray Pieters, Belgium Radio
" ''Everything it Wants'' came here as one of the most pleasant surprises"
Massimo Ferro, Radio Voce Spazio, Italy
Her recordings include Mindstorms (1995), Coming Back to Life (1998), Another Land (2000), and Everything it Wants (2002). Coming Back to Life and Another Land are available on CDBABY.
For further album information go to https://www.tradebit.com