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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.