Maia Sharp, Astrud Gilberto, David Mead, Josh Rouse, Jane Pearl (my mother), Madeline Peyroux, Aslyn, Jason Eskridge, Treva Blomquist, Ben Gortmaker, Joe Gilder, Charlie Murphy, Annie Sellick, Cody Newman, Marvin Gaye, Ella Fitzgerald, Bonnie Raitt, Anna Nelick (sp?), Harry Connick Jr., Switchfoot, Matthew West, Jennifer Knapp, Julie Miller, Brandi Carlile, Feist, Mike Doughty, Imogen Heap, Butterfly Boucher, Jamie Cullum, Ben Harper, Coldplay, Damien Rice, Derek Webb, Marc Broussard, ...
January 12 2006
Well, there wasn't a call from the major label guy, but I have not lost heart. It would be obscene if I got signed for my first audition for something like that.
I am having a listening night for a new project that I am starting. The main man in charge, I will just leave his name out, has written quite a catalog and I am anxious to hear what he has. They gave me one CD of his work that had a wide variety of genres on it. Since I do jazz, I was naturally drawn to that. The examples that I have heard so far are latin jazz numbers that scream the 70's. I could surely fit a couple of those on my new CD! There have been traces of the 70's in a few new releases, so I think it would be safe to integrate it into my songs.
The biggest influences for my new recordings are Feist and Madeleine Peyroux.
Basically, I will be making some new fab recordings, and this guy will pitch me to some labels. If I get signed, he gets paid. I am excited!