Antje Duvekot & Lucy Wainwright Roche
"[Antje Duvekot's] provocative, dark-eyed ballads are becoming the talk of the folk world." --The Boston Globe
"I think she's going to be the next great American folk singer-songwriter." --Songwriting star Ellis Paul.
This debut album is the most refreshing, lyrically impacting record I've heard in ages. A stunning debut." Maverick Magazine (UK)
Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of America's top emerging singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard", her debut studio release. The CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS. The project was released on acclaimed songwriter Ellis Paul's label, Black Wolf Records and has quickly attracted international attention for Antje. This release was voted "1 Folk Release of 2006" by the Boston Globe and was named to the "Top10 Releases of the Year" by National Public Radio's, Folk Alley.
"This is a brilliant, brilliant album." says former Rolling Stone music editor Dave Marsh. "I have had this reaction once in the last 10 years and that was the first time I heard Patty Griffin."
"Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret; and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community". The Boston Globe
Antje has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious, Kerrville (TX) "Best New Folk Award" and in one of the nation's top music markets, she won the Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Folk Act", three of the top prizes in the singer songwriter world.
Antje has extensive touring experience, criss-crossing the US and Europe several times. She is a compelling live performer and has been invited to play some of the top festivals including The Newport Folk Festival as well as the Mountain Stage, Philadelphia and Kerrville Festivals. Internationally, she's headlined the The Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark.
In December of 2007, The Bank of America featured Antje's song "Merry Go Round" in a national TV advertising campaign seen by millions, including a Super Bowl audience. Antje's fast growing fan base, the viral spreading of her music and a track record of sold-out shows are a testament to her growing popularity.
Neil Dorfsman, the producer of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Sting says, "When I first heard Antje I knew I was witnessing something very special. She creates an entire, detailed world in verse, and takes you there with beautiful and understated melody. Her songs are stunning paintings of color and shade and always generate the heat and light that real art should. In an unpoetic and 'in your face' world, she is lyrical and subtle"
LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE
Lucy Wainwright Roche grew up in Greenwich Village, New York City. She is the daughter of two performing musicians, Loudon Wainwright and Suzzy Roche (The Roches). Her childhood was spent living out of a suitcase, either on the road, with her parents or being ferried around to different relatives in her big musical clan. About her childhood, Lucy has this to say: "I loved being on the road as a kid. It was like traveling in a pack, which is something that is fundamentally appealing to me. It included the best parts of a good book: the ups and downs of an ever-changing, ever-moving adventure, new characters in every town and all along I had everything I needed with me. My family, music and a window seat in the van." In a family of rebels, she proved most rebellious by completing her Master's Degree in Education and has spent several years teaching second and third grade in New York City. After singing backup with her brother, Rufus Wainwright, over the years 2005 & 2006, she decided to take some time off from the classroom to explore her life long relationship to singing and song writing. Described by the New York Times as having the best qualities of both her parents and a voice "clear as a bell", Lucy is a refreshing, pure, alternative to the jive pop culture. She is alarmingly straightforward and unadorned. A young singer just beginning to find her own point of view from a unique perspective. In the past year Lucy has toured the US doing solo shows and opening for many different musicians from Dar Williams to her brother Rufus. She ended 2007 with a special sold out birthday celebration at Joe's Pub in her hometown of NYC. In 2007 Lucy released her first recording, and EP entitled "8 Songs". In the spring of 2008 she will released her second EP, "8 More". She says, "A person can inherit their family's name and a person can inherit their family's stories but experience is something everyone aquires themselves. That's what I'm thinking about as I'm starting to perform on my own." "Sincere and raw, at times recalling Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin, Roche's bittersweet voice leaps out; she paints an indelible image..." NPR's Song of the Day
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