Tina deVaron | If Mama Ain't Happy

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If Mama Ain't Happy

by Tina deVaron

With her powerful lyrics, her sultry musical style that is an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, and funk, Tina deVaron looks at the trials of raising pre-teens and teens and the need to let them find their own way.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. The First You Stole
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2. If Mama Ain't Happy
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3. Nothing But the Love
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4. The Girl You Might've Been
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5. Somebody
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6. Rocking Chair
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7. Stop the Mail
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8. Voice in the Dark
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9. I Still Breathe
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10. Put a Lock on the Bedroom Door
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11. Gravity
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The perfect Mother\'s Day gift for any mom on your list!

Tina deVaron grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but began her musical career while an undergrad at Princeton University, as an opening act for Tom Waits at the Ivy Club. Moving to New York after graduation, Tina played Cole Porter\'s piano nightly at the Waldorf for six years, where her fans included Frank Sinatra (with whom she sang an impromptu duet).

While developing a working repertoire of over 2,000 standards, Tina had two sons, who inspired her to start writing her own songs. Within a few years, Tina\'s first major label cover, \"Adore You,\" sung by Grammy-nominated Anointed, reached #1 on the Gospel charts. In July 2004, Tina\'s song \"If I Close My Eyes\" reached #2 on Dance Radio charts.

In addition to achieving success with her pop songwriting, Tina also started her own record label and released her first singer/songwriter album of original motherhood songs, called If Mama Ain\'t Happy, which has sold over 2,000 copies to date.

In November 2005 Tina released Water Over Stones, an album of 14 original songs about motherhood, raising teens, and grown-up love. With her powerful lyrics, a sultry musical style infused with blues, jazz, and funk, and a live show that is both hilarious and moving, Tina has built a fanbase of mothers all over the country.

Tina is currently developing an Off-Broadway show based on her motherhood music and is performing jazz standards and children\'s classics regularly at the Carlyle Hotel\'s Bemelmans Bar for \"Madeline\'s Tea.\"

Tina lives in New York City with her husband, author Peter Lerangis, and their two sons, Nicholas and Joseph.


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Lucy Gott

pure joy
Thank you, Tina, for this album! I listen to it in the car (where else?) while doing errands for my family. The perceptive lyrics and satisfying melodies and instrumentals come together perfectly to make me smile, laugh, and cry. Whether Tina is whispering the truth of "Somebody" or belting out the heart-rending anthem "I Still Breathe," she communicates authentic emotion with silky ease. I know this album (and her Water Over Stones) will be my sure companions on my daily rounds for much time to come.