CD Release Concert 9/22/07 8:00 Cal Tech (California Institute of Technology in Pasadena was a great success! Their CD Review: "Though there is certainly introspection, there is also plenty of fun and and a bit of sassy swagger too. This show appealed to both men and women and was a great chance to hear many of Southern California's fine voices in a single evening."
The artists raised $1500 for Haven House,in Pasadena,CA, the first women's shelter in the U.S.
BEAUTIFUL continues to be Editor's Pick on Adult Contemporary and Easy Listening CD listings. See Editor Brad's review below.
Vivian, from AV Women's Conference wrote: "I loved every bar, every word, every beat, every crescendo."
World Artist Ashley Maher writes, "BEAUTIFUL lives up to its name. Seventeen wonderful songs that run the gamet from joy to loss, lilting to raucous, lovely to raw. It is a celebration of women by women. Songs to uplift and get a gal through the day."
17 SONGS, 14 WOMEN, 1 GREAT CAUSE
The CD BEAUTIFUL, was released in July 2007 by independent record label Red Coyote Records, which is owned by Joan Enguita. The CD differs from typical compilation CDs in that every song was professionally produced by the same studio, Nashville Tracks in Los Angeles. The instrument tracks were recorded by seasoned Nashville session musicians who perform and record with well known artists. It also features live strings and horns on some tracks. Musical arrangements and mixing are by Travis Allen at Nashville Tracks in L.A.
The CD features performances by fourteen independent female artist known collectively as WOMEN ON THE MOVE. They are listed individually with their web links on the bottom left of this page. Songs are in a variety of styles (pop, rock, blues, country,) and encompass various aspects of being a woman: following your dreams, love, breaking up, and leaving an abusive relationship.
All of the artists have released CDs or are in the recording process. Julie Gribble has been getting national attention after two appearances on the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Anna Montgomery toured with and opened for Shelby Lynne and recently released her own second CD. She and Teresa James, Kelly Zirbes, Debbie Hennessey, Evonne Rivera and Tracy Newman all perform in the Los Angeles area with their own band or group.
Harriet Schock is a Los Angeles icon, having recently scored several Henry Jaglom movies, has released six CDs, and teaches songwriting. She was Grammy nominated for the Helen Reddy mega hit, "That Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady." She is a regular panelist on songwriting topics at conferences and performs regularly with her band.
Karen Hart has been heard for years in TV and film. She was the singing voice of Sigourney Weaver in the film Snow White. She has won numerous songwriting awards including the Barry Manilow award for lyrics and the USA Songwriting Competition.
Singer songwriters Joan Enguita, Linda Geleris, Andrea Ross-Greene, Trish Lester and Holly Jurgensen perform regularly in the Southern California area. Enguita has toured the U.S. West Coast and has performed in Europe as well. She hosts a quarterly showcase, Indie Diva Night, at Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood and also hosts a house concert series in Lancaster, CA.
The CD project is co-sponsored by Nashville Tracks in L.A.
www.NashvilleTracks.com, Los Angeles Women in Music
www.lawim.com, Universal Mastering www.umusic.com, Kirk’s Graphics www.kirks-graphics.com and Disc Replicators International www.discreplicators.com.
A Southern California concert tour is ongoing featuring various women from the CD. A portion of the proceeds from performances and CD sales will go to domestic violence shelters. Click on the press kit link to view dates and locations.
Duplication costs, advertising, concert hall rentals, and artist travel are continuing expenses. TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations toward this endeavor may be made through Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM), 11664 National Blvd, #280, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
We are interested in booking concerts in the Southern California area and raise funds for domestic violence shelters in those cities/towns where we perform.
CD and booking contact information
Red Coyote Records
P O Box 3368, Lancaster, CA 93586
Toll free: 866-960-0600
Local cell: 661-618-0964
Executive Producer's Note:
It has been a pleasure working with the many talented people involved in bringing this CD to life from the fine songwriters, the musicians, and the artists, to Pete Doell at Universal Mastering, and Travis Allen our music producer. Everyone I approached about this project was very anxious to be a part of it. Some said, "It's about time more focus was brought to this issue." While the CD is raising funds for an important purpose, we wanted the music to cover a variety of topics and to be a fun experience. We didn't want every song about leaving abuse. From Chocolate, to a song about plastic surgery (Diane Wants a Man), to the bluesy and fun Come to This and the folky How Do We Go On, there is something for everyone. We sell equally to men and women. Thanks for checking out our CD. Hear my interview on www.womensradio.com - link is to the left! ---Joan Enguita
CD LINER NOTES:
The major portion of the proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to women's domestic violence shelters.
This CD is dedicated to all women. Remember, you are not alone. You deserve happiness. We all do. We are sisters in this world sharing our hopes, joys, tears and triumphs. Dream big and may your dreams come true! And may your life be fulfilling and fearless. --Joan Enguita
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