I am incredibly excited to welcome Victoria Vox back to the Lansing Area. I first hosted her in 2009, setting up the show via email from Hawaii where I had just fell under the spell of the ukulele. She played a concert in Old Town at Stage 1210 and helped me pick out my first ukulele; a nice Kala mahogany tenor that I affectionately named "Vicki".
Victoria Vox has taken the artful sound of the ukulele into eclectic new directions. Her music ranges from upbeat and clever to honest and moving, while incorporating her signature "mouth trumpet" and occasionally singing in French. Her whimsical songwriting uses a unique palette of sounds and beats that delight audiences of all ages.
In 2011, Vox challenged herself to learn 52 cover songs in a year and followed it up in 2012 with the52 Original Song Project. Her fans pre-purchased a year's worth of mp3s and became "subscribers" to her song project, to support her during her year off-the-road. 2013 sees the release of two new albums: KEY (her latest solo effort) and Boombox Séance (a collaborative "uketronica" album). Both albums continue to push the ukulele along a contemporary path with the introduction of loop and effects pedals.
Vox earned a degree in songwriting from the Berklee College of Music.Since introducing the ukulele to her songwriting in 2003, Vox never thought twice about the 4-stringed underdog.She has become known among the ukulele community for her refreshingly modern and playful ukulele technique and songwriting. Since 2006, Vox has been a highlight at ukulele festivals around the world, where she both performs and gives workshops to ukulele enthusiasts.
Her songs have been featured onNPR, television and in independent films. In 2009, Vox was invited to be an Artist in Residence (AIR) at theStrathmore Performing Arts Center (Bethesda, MD), and has since continued to support the new AIRS. Vox is also multi-award winning songwriter. She received First Place for her French tune, 'C'est Noyé' and Runner up for the 40's-esque "My Darlin' Beau" in the International Acoustic Music Awards. Vox has won sixWammies (Washington Area Music Awards): Contemporary Folk Vocalist ('09, '11 & '12), Album of the Year ('10 & '11), and Fan Favorite ('10), as well as the "Vox Pop" Award with her album, Exact Change, in the 10th AnnualIndependent Music Awards. She has been included inRelix Magazine and Washington D.C.'sCity's Best lists of artists to watch. Also, Vox appeared on theJay Leno Show to demonstrate her perfected mouth trumpet! Originally from Green Bay, WI, Vox now lives in Baltimore, MD.
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