Madelyn Lavender's new CD is a conscious journey through the hypnotic and jocular--a vivid musical and lyrical landscape where you can reach out and touch the colors. Incorporating an inspired use of Folk, Rock and World instruments, Memory Tree is a provocative blend of old and new sounds woven into songs that are as simultaneously beautiful as they are thought provoking.
"The free space riding music of flower power rising again...a spell binding album that is both mystifying and enlightening."
Kingstown Radio, U.K.
"A very talented girl with a great voice."
Kurt K. Gabriel
Archangle-Theben Radio, Austria
"Wonderful singer...Superb album."
Jukebox Show, U.K.
"I just love Madelyn Lavender..an extremely talented lady"
Honky Tonk Blues, Australia
"A great album...Nice fresh sound."
Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle "Hillbilly Rockhouse", Germany
"Love it...Great artist!"
PBS 106.7 FM, Australia
SCAWC Radio, Denmark
"...From the golden era of the west coast sound."
Radio Voce Spazio, "Highway 61", Italy
"This is nice fresh music."
RhienWelle 92.5 Wiesbaden "Hillbilly Jukebox", Germany
"Good feeling artist and music."
MADELYN LAVENDER is a singer/songwriter/guitarist whose music is a blend of Folk-Rock/Pop with a twist of Psychedelia. Originally an artist on the Comstock/Paylode Records label, she received heavy radio rotation in Europe and the U.S. with her two singles "Please Don't Make Me Change" and "Scared To Love" released under the artist name "Lavender". In 2003, she released her first full length CD entitled "Memory Tree".
THE BACKING PLAYERS:
JOE LONGOBARDI contributes Electric and Acoustic Guitar and Bass performances on Memory Tree and also doubles as Arranger and Producer. His background includes several albums with the progressive rock band "Attika" released on Massacre Records in Germany, Teichiku Records in Japan and CMC Records in Greece.
Percussionist and Arranger RIVER GUERGUERIAN is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music Conservatory and recipient of the school's award for "Most Outstanding Percussionist". His credits include performances and recordings with The BBC Symphony Orchestra, New Music Consort, English Chamber Orchestra, Tibetan Singing Bowl Ensemble, Sophie B. Hawkins and Ziggy Marley/Gipsy Kings. He shares a Bessie Award with Oscar winning composer Tan Dun for Jo Ha Kyu and has worked on the John Cage documentary soundtrack "I Have Nothing to Say And I'm Saying It".
RICHARD ASHMAN is Producer, Engineer, Arranger and Keyboardist on Memory Tree. His vast background includes recording artists from Brain Eno to Robert Fripp, Union Station and Trapezoid and has worked with a roster of Grammy Award winning artists.
JEREMY CORN is a classically trained pianist who has worked with numerous artists in Western North Carolina.