MP3 Laura Vecchione - Girl in the Band
Soul-infused convergence of country, rock, blues and gospel.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (41:29) !
Related styles: ROCK: Heartland Rock, COUNTRY: Alt-Country
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The powerful live presence and deeply emotional voice of singer and songwriter Laura Vecchione (pronounced “Veck-ee-oh-nee”) are captivating audiences nationwide. Vecchione''s catchy lyrics and beautiful melodies exude pop appeal. What sets her apart as an artist, though, is rare depth and maturity. Listening to her songs makes us connect instantly with the heartbreak of humanity, leap at her message of hope, and clap along with her celebration of resilience. A soulful convergence of gospel, blues, country, and rock, Vecchione’s music evokes wide rivers of the South that seem far beyond her origins in New York and Boston.
Girl in the Band is Vecchione''s triumphant sequel to her impressive debut album, Deeper Waters. Set for release in the fall of 2008 on Vecchione''s indie imprint Selkie Records, Girl in the Band was recorded in Nashville and Boston with an all-star cast of seasoned session players including George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt) on electric guitar. Mixed primarily by multi-Grammy-Award winner Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Wilco, The Dixie Chicks) the album shines with Vecchione''s unique balance of pop-appeal and gravitas, and is already generating buzz and acclaim including:
• Television Placement: "Fly Home Flag Boy" and “Magnolia” played on Season Two of TNT''s hit show, Saving Grace, starring Academy Award winner, Holly Hunter. Laura’s single, “Jane” from Deeper Waters also aired on the same show.
• Charitable Collaboration with Sweet Home New Orleans: Laura continues to make efforts to help rebuild New Orleans after her visit post-Katrina. At live shows she has continued to direct people to sign up for https://www.tradebit.com. On Girl in the Band, Laura covers an a cappella piece, the Mardi Gras Indian sacred song, "Indian Red," and penned her own song for New Orleans called "Fly Home Flag Boy." Proceeds from digital downloads of these songs will be donated to Sweet Home New Orleans, (https://www.tradebit.com) working to preserve the artistic and social fabric of New Orleans musical and historic culture.
• MLK, Jr Dream-On Compilation: "How We Choose to Hold" was selected out of over 400 submissions to be included in the Dream On project, an independent musical compilation set for release Nov. 2008. The project will include a charitable website honoring the continued work and vision of Dr. MLK, Jr. (https://www.tradebit.com https://www.tradebit.com).
Other points of interest about Girl in the Band include:
• Boston Theme: Vecchione''s song, "This Town," chronicles the memory of lost love through Boston landmarks, which will be familiar to Boston residents.
• Women''s Empowerment: "Don''t Come Creepin’" is the narrative of a woman escaping slavery and acts as a commentary on sexual exploitation and the freedom of the human spirit.
• Emerging Artist Collaboration: Girl in the Band features guest background vocals from other up and-coming independent artists: New York’s Nicole Nelson (of Dwight and Nicole) and Maryland’s Victoria Vox.
Here’s what some folks are saying about Laura Vecchione:
" …Laura Vecchione, a bluesy songstress who has been compared to Lucinda Williams and June Carter…." - The Boston Globe
"Her voice is powerful and full of emotion…" - Metronome Magazine
“…incorporates elements of blues, rock, pop, funk, country, and everything in between." – The Boston Phoenix
“If Natalie Maines ever leaves the Dixie Chicks, Laura Vecchione should be her replacement." - High Bias
Track Descriptions for Girl in the Band
Track 1: “How We Choose to Hold” (3:45)
Hard-driving rocker with social justice message
Track 2: “Better Run” (3:44)
Up-tempo pop-rock with fun R+B background vocals
Track 3: “This Town”(4:37)
Medium Pop with hint of Cold Play sound; love song with Boston landscape
Track 4: “Indian Red” (3:20)
A cappella New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian sacred song
Track 5: “Fly Home Flag Boy” (4:33)
Up-tempo, piano driven, rhythmic anthem to New Orleans, big vocals
Track 6: “Don’t Come Creepin’”(3:42)
Roots driven narrative of a woman escaping slavery.
Track 7: “ Magnolia” (3:58)
Powerhouse country-rock with big chorus
Track 8: “A Lover Is Forever” (3:40)
Bluesy, soulful, intimate ballad; Steve Goodman cover song
Track 9: “Girl in the Band” (5:45)
Coming-of-age song, catchy and sing-able medium pop-rock.
Track 10: “Stone by Stone” (4:13)
Sparse, intimate, acoustic ballad
Thanks for stopping by! For more information on Laura Vecchione, please visit her official website.