Charity Kahn | firstborn

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firstborn

by Charity Kahn

A pure, soaring voice woven into sweeping, melodic piano tapestries. Add searching, raw poetry for an original yet archetypal sound in the vein of Joni, Tori, and Sarah.
Genre: Folk: like Joni
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1. Lost Child
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2. Annie's Quilt
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3. Firstborn
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4. Time's Edge
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5. Song Without Words
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6. There Will Be Signs
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7. Forest of Souls
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8. Madrone
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9. Are You Real
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10. Leaving Death Valley
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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(NOTE: Charity's other musical project these days is a her family music band, Charity and the JAMband. Check out www.jamjamjam.com, cdbaby.com/jamband, and cdbaby.com/jamband2 for more info on that stuff.)

A classically-trained pianist and flutist raised by two piano teachers in small-town Wisconsin, Charity moved to the Left Coast in search of balance in the late 80's. She immersed herself in the worlds of folk, rock, and bluegrass, and began writing music. She played and sang in Berkeley- and San Francisco-based bands Buffalo Roam, Night of the Iguana, and A Rare Thing, but eventually stepped out on her own to create a fitting vehicle for her music.

Firstborn captures a subset of songs composed over the last decade, including two instrumentals. Charity's voice is simultaneously angelic and haunting, and her piano playing is both emotional and technical. The songs explore the existential, the mystical, and the real in raw and mesmerizing poetry.

Charity's experience as a mathematician, an extreme rock climber, a mother, and an author (Math and Music: Harmonious Connections [www.musimatics.com]; Builder.com's SuperScripter) inform her songwriting and her music.


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jane

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only once in awhile does a cd come along that i can listen to over and over. charity's music speaks of the realms of emotions and dreams and life as hard and beautiful and scary as it is. added to this, her yummy piano and a voice, a voice. i am so happy to have found her.

Winki

Fantastic vocalist!!! Meaty lyrics!!!
This is music with a heart and soul: reflective, sensitive, tender, delicate, lovely! Tireless listening; over and over!!!

Jane

A songwriter with a purpose - the lyrics are amazing!
I used this CD to get me through the birth of my first child (and continued to play it in her nursery for her even after she was born). Meditative and soulful! The lyrics make me want to learn more about the stories Charity tells. And even though the music is so original and unpredictable, I found myself singing along after a few run throughs - really good therapy after a hard day.

Gailevan

Soulful and spirit-souring female folk music!
Charity's beautiful voice and heart-felt lyrics resonate with my soul.