FULL OF FARAWAY is one of Zoe's earlier albums recorded in Austin, TX with a bunch of marvellous musicians. It's delightfully fresh, full of travelling ditties and there's even a little piece of Texas twang in there! (As twangy as a Brit can get!)
ZOE is a band in a body! She plays jazz, ,jump jive, latin grooves, swing, international folk, funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! She's traveled all over the globe picking up worldbeat grooves and stories on the way; jumping box cars, riding on freight boats and has even played music with an elephant orchestra in Thailand.
ZOE'S performed with a whole host of incredible players including JULIE WOLF (Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn), GAIL ANN DORSEY (David Bowie), PAUL PIERCY (Dixie Chicks), FREEBO (Bonnie Raitt) and is soon to tour with JUDY COLLINS.
"Lewis writes music with the style and grace of a Gershwin. Her tunes often have the familiarity of standards even though they are brand new. Her lyrics are decidedly more current and are full of whimsy. As for musical style, forget it, she has none or rather, has many."
PROVINCETOWN BANNER, MA
"This CD bounces between Jazz, Zydeco and traditional sounds from various lands and American Folk. And yet the switch in styles isn't at all jarring, infact it's a remarkably cohesive CD with an easy going flow. This CD can be listened to passively with the music just wafting by you. But, if you chose to listen more actively you'll find her lyrics are engaging with vivid imagery. It's bouncy and light without being simple. It's that rare CD that can be enjoyed by little children or music snobs." THE BLACKBOARD, Los Angeles, CA
"A myriad of musical influences from across the globe fused with highly original lyrics produce an extraordinary aural experience."
DIVA MAGAZINE, London, UK
"An amazing modern day Noel Coward."
Rich Warren, WFTM, Chicago, IL
"With both sweetness and political astuteness she'll remind you of a younger Michelle Shocked with a British accent."
BAY GUARDIAN, San Francisco, CA.
"Lewis' sweet melodic tunes sound Irish one minute, caribbean the next and her lyrics display the unambiguous joy often associated with childhood." SEATTLE WEEKLY, WA
"I say that if Marcel Marceau were to put out a cd it would sound like this! Here is a clever lyricist with the talent to utilize any instrument or voice she fancies!" SING OUT MAGAZINE
"Part Huck Finn, part Julie Andrews, Zoe lewis is a musical enigma." INNEWSWEEKLY, MA
"A cunning master of accomplished, contemporary pop infused folk song craft." TIME OUT MAGAZINE, London, UK