Pull down your shades and light some candles. A simple, yet poignant blend of jazz and blues is headed your way. Who are we talking about? Singer-Songwriter, Melody Gardot. Though only 21, young Gardot, with her hauntingly smooth voice and lyrical wisdom, delivers a sweet package of strength-filled honesty that is guaranteed to give you goose bumps.
New out is an independently produced EP titled ""some lessons-the bedroom sessions"" The buzz that's brewing is that she is likely to follow in the footsteps of other well -known musicians such as Diana Krall, Carole King and Norah Jones. An editors pick on CdBABY, this came as a suprise to the artist, as she did the entire album in her bedroom.....
What’s her story?
With a bloodline of band conductors, artists and musicians it was no surprise to anyone she should find ease in similar expression. At the tender age of 16, Melody was the regular entertainment for Saturday nights at the Tiramisu’s Piano Bar on South Street (Philadelphia, PA). Following this was another night in Ardmore, PA at the Café San Pietro, where Melody continued to play weekly. Currently you will find her at well known clubs throughout the Philadelphia region such as the World Café Live and The Tin Angel. BIG NEWS: after the shock of a recent automobile accident that left Melody in recovery for over 18 months, she is anxious to get back into the music scene that she was forced to leave due to her injuries. (While riding her bicycle home one night in Philadelphia PA she was struck by a Jeep and left with several pelvic fractures as well as many other injuries.) The young songstress saw only positive, in that the accident broadened her perspective on life and brought new inspiration to her songs. Take the title track off the new EP for instance: ’Some Lessons’ is a clear but quiet reflection of the scene of the accident, as well as a note-to-self kind of a song that reminds us all of what great strength the human spirit possess.
A side note: Why is this EP called the bedroom sessions?
Melody Gardot: ”The entire EP was crafted during my lengthy recovery process. The songs were recorded bedside.”
One may find this surprising in an era of super producers and pop mega stars. But from the shallow depths of the young woman’s slept-in bed sheets, an honest and hopeful young voice arises with great strength and even greater wisdom. See more about Melody Gardot at www.melodygardot.com
Purchase and preview the Ep Directly at www.cdbaby.com/melodygardot
Blue Motel Room
Melody Gardot and Band live on WXPN Broadcast covering Joni Mitchell's Blue Motel Room
Love Me Like a River Does- (From Worrisome Heart)
Moody, post midnight love song. Raise your wine glasses and turn down the lights....
reached Top 5 on KIAC Big 50
Some Lessons (Worrisome Heart - 11-7-06)
The Newest Version of Some Lessons. Bare bones, mello cello and a hint of sadness. (Previously released on Some Lessons EP)
Think Doorsy hanuting sparseness. The fact that this is a waltz makes you feel like your swaying along in a boat on a lake covered in misty fog. And all the while you're going nowhere.
Sweet Dreams......a modern lullabye.
Vocal harmonies to fill your ears to the brimming point. A girl and a guitar, with dense vocal layers. off the some lessons bedroom sessions album.
Quiet, contemplative and utterly seductive. Organic blues/folk/jazz blended together for a comfortable soothing mix thats sure to calm you. Think Norah Jones with a guitar.
WICKED RIDE -Live in NY
Live at the cutting room NYC. Off the Live Archive CD:
Melody Gardot Live at The Cutting Room 8-8-05
Wicked Ride Live in NY
Live in NY at the Cutting Room. Recorded 8-8-05. Off the archive: Melody Gardot Live at the Cutting Room, NYC.
4/30/2009 2:58:18 AM
congratulations on your stellar writeup in Jazz Times!!!!!!!
You have a gift,Melody
Thank you for sharing your beautiful songs
Wishing you continued inspiration
3/5/2009 8:54:13 PM
Gone is an incredible recording -full of feeling,
-the ennunciation is perfect-wow!!!
4/4/2008 3:56:20 PM
Melody , Saw a review of your cd in the Vancouver Sun (canada) Paper-
-Issue was the April 3rd 2008 edition under cd reviews in Westcoast life .
full column....very nice ,keep giving your music.....
keep up the great work
3/17/2008 3:53:25 AM
many nice songs. My favorite is your newest version of "Some Lessons". I'll put it to my JS (Joerg Sommermeyer) - Favorites Station, KIAC Internet Radio.
Keep up the good work.
JS (Joerg Sommermeyer)
2/24/2008 8:22:20 AM
You Are A Pure Delight !!!
My favorite young female vocalist is my Goddaughter Sasha Dobson, Now I have two favorites your style and the compositions including your remarkable gift for lyrics are simply top drawer. To be so young beautiful and talented should make you look forward, to what I believe will surely become a musically blessed future.
12/5/2007 9:25:35 PM
8/31/2007 6:08:18 PM
Hi Melody. Just heard you for the first time at Sandman's Songbirds. What a treat to discover your talent out of the blue like that. THANKS!
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