MP3 Ancestra - You Remind Me of Someone
Heart-centered a cappella music for healing the soul.
14 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Harmony Vocal Group, CLASSICAL: Vocal Music
Ancestra is: Kathryn Ripp, Carol Harm and Lauranne Bailey
We sing heart-centered, spirited songs. Some people ask us where Ancestra comes from…our songs feel ancient, like songs from the hearts of our ancestors.
Ancestra writes most of the songs, and arranges them all. Our a cappella style ranges in influence from blues, rock, country, gospel and classical. We occasionally mix instruments here and there to add some flavor to our songs. Influential songwriters and singers include John and Paul, Copper Wimmin, Chris Williamson, Loreena McKennitt, Wailin'' Jennys, Trio Mediaeval, The Roches, Ulali, Walela and more!
Lauranne has sung with a variety of local rock and country bands throughout Dane County since 1979. She stepped out of the band circuit in 1997 and has been vocally challenging herself with blending, rhythmic sounds, jazz improv and gospel.
Kathryn, a third generation singer, has been vocalizing since 1975 in various ensembles, and has sung in various groups singing spiritual and healing music. She also sings with Uncle Stan''s A Cappella Band, which includes her husband and son.
Carol, who joined the group in 2003, has been singing since she can remember. She had her first solo at the tender age of 5 in a Christmas pageant. Through high school, she participated in chorus and madrigal, church choir and in state music competitions with her sister. Carol has spent over a decade singing with Unity Choir and also sings spiritually-based music with the Unichicks. She began writing music in 2003 and looks forward to writing more.
Lauranne and Kathryn have been singing together since 1999 and have both studied with voice coach Kenna del Sol (Madison) and have taken workshops with Rhiannon, jazz improv vocalist, who sings with Voicestra: Bobby McFerrin''s a cappella group. Carol studies with Maggie Delaney-Potthoff, lead singer for Harmonious Wail.
Our First CD, You Remind Me of Someone, Released 2007
-All songs are original
-We each contribute to the songs whether in lyrics, melody or arrangements
-Produced by Maggie Delaney-Pothoff of Harmonious Wail and recorded by Philip Ryan of Audio Architects, Madison, Wisconsin