MP3 Stephanie Rearick - Star Belly
From soothing instrumentals to ethereal pop to dark ditties to witty excursions, Rearick delivers a cornucopia of aural moods, all via her upright piano and occasionally her trumpet. -- Goldmine
12 MP3 Songs
POP: Beatles-pop, POP: Piano
"Rearick''s a genre-bounding vocalist, keyboard player and trumpeter who takes great care bringing together things indie with her classical and art-music influences." - The Isthmus
Rearick''s work is piano-driven classical/cabaret/pop. In addition to piano, Rearick sings, plays trumpet, and builds pieces with various sound sources live on a Boss Loopstation.
"[Star Belly] takes a transcendent approach," says Sybil Augustine, a longtime friend and music director at independent radio station WORT, where Rearick''s songs get frequent airplay. "It''s kind of experimental, but it''s also really accessible and is making its own sound." - https://www.tradebit.com
Stephanie Rearick has been performing and recording since 1993, as frontwoman for Your Mom, Your Mom SRO, and the Coma Savants, occasional side-musician, silent film composer and accompanist, and solo artist.
"Star Belly, the oddly titled third album by a singer/songwriter who succinctly describes her sound as ''piano-based classical/cabaret/pop,'' opens with what might be the prettiest four minutes and eight seconds of music I''ve heard all year. Stephanie Rearick''s angelic (and layered) voice blends with a simple piano melody on "Hymn" for a surreal, mesmerizing and prayerful effect that actually gives me chills every time I hear it." - Sea Of Tranquility
Stephanie Rearick won the 2004 Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs) for Best Classical Album (The Bucket Rider) and Best Classical Artist and was a 2005 nominee for Best Instrumentalist and Best Artist (Other).