Speaking of Teitur earlier, I’ve been meaning to post something for the longest time about this next artist who has recently been touring with him.
Brooke Waggoner – Hush If You Must
From CD Baby:
Brooke Waggoner began playing piano at age 4 and took classical lessons for a grand total of 17 years. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in music composition and orchestration, hoping to one day score films and orchestrate her own projects. She says her songs tell of a "lone 23-year-old girl, sagas of daily life, [and] bits of poetry" that are "all melded with honest proclamations and confessions."
At performances, she says she "tries to create pictures and take people on journeys." She pulls from many artists to create her sound, such as Electric Light Orchestra, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Aaron Copeland, David Bowie, and Chopin. Doo-wop, droopy melodies and sighs and swoons also find their way into her songs.
Never forgetting her classical lessons, Brooke says she strives to "connect the 'classical world' with the 'mainstream world' by showing people it all works hand-in-hand." Although they may be presented differently, she says: "The beauty in the structure of a Mozart piece is essentially the same structure used in pop songs”
Brooke Waggoner – I Am Mine
Anyway, here are a couple sites that provide reviews of her six-track Fresh Pair of Eyes EP, which you can download entirely for FREE at her website.
While the second review wasn’t all too thrilled about her EP, I really don’t think you can beat the fact that she made it available for free. I've listened to it multiple times over the months and that’s pretty good in my book.
Also, here’s another link of an interview conducted by Stereo Subversion. There’s a pretty good descriptive introduction as well.
Brooke Waggoner’s website
Brooke Waggoner’s myspace