For as long as I can remember I have always loved the Aussie’s vibe- I met several of them in the UK years ago – I was and still am impressed with their countries love for the arts – you can come from any social background and get to go to an art school – the cost is not astronomical –sometimes even free -– so anyone who has a dream – can excel – whereas here in USA – if you have not gone to the correct private school your chances are less for success – but still by a slim chance possible – this story leads me to 3 amazing Aussie’s vocalist – Anita Wardell www.anitawardell.com Jane Irving www.janeirving.com and Jo Lawry www.jolawry.com all for that fab country. All first educated in Music in Australia.
All three artist have all appeared at my Sunday Duo House Concert Series in Brooklyn– we will circle around back to Anita and Jane at another time – Today Hip Chick Alert focuses on Jo Lawry – she is an amazing artist –now lives in Brooklyn- and song writer –and great vocalist and musician. When she hits the notorious 55 bar in the heart of village in NYC she packs the place. She has been the opening act for Suzanne Vega and had gone on several world tours with Sting and proving backing and duet vocals with him. So Jo has a new CD coming out -the countdown begins. Drum Roll Please! Four days until she drops the worldwide release of Taking Pictures, which includes a duet with her boss and hero, Sting. This song is called “Impossible” please you can check it out in advance here:
She sang all of these tunes from this cd in my living room at my Sunday House Concert series and all of these tunes in this recording are personal – modern and puts her in the spotlight in the songwriting community. As we say in a good way Jo is a triple hipster – Great Musician- Great Songwriter- Great Singer.
So lovely peeps – drop some dosh – get this session – the songs are great and I can imagine some of these tunes showing up in the future on soundtracks for films. Peace Perez