StreetcredMusic...This blog has followed a quote I heard many years ago..."Sometimes you must leap first, and build your wings on the way down". From nothing it has become a blog containing dozens of Indie artists. Follow us as we introduce you to them, from the place where they breed, New York City!
....and come with us as we document it on film!!
Clara Lofaro: The Year of 'CLo' is 2012. Her career is in liftoff mode right now. On the verge of an explosion of her hit single and video 'Just Smile'and the self titled CD 'Clara Lofaro', CLo will join Gio Moretti, Yula Beeri and Greta Panettieri, in this blog's documentary film about unsigned artists in New York City.
...when you are in her presents, you understand her talent, it's just a 'light' a sort of 'beam' that she projects. This photo catches it! A wonderful lady, and a great friend!
....here are some of her thoughts on this movie. ...I asked for her reasons for being part of the project...
#1 For Pete because he "gets it," he truly believes in and is moved by my music and does everything in his power to help artists like me be heard.
#2 Because after trying to be what I "should" be for so long personally and musically, I've finally gone back to living and making music in a way I feel is sincere and wholly me. I am doing what brings me joy in life and hoping it is contagious. I think that is a worthwhile message to share with anyone, no matter who they are or what they do. There is a power in being who you are and letting your voice be heard. It's liberating. I want to share. :)
...we will be shooting with Clara on April 27th in Brooklyn and Manhattan....and her big show at the Canal Room, May16th!! Can't wait!!
Sunday's are special on the North Side of Chicago. They are owned by Kimberly Gordon! Her weekly gig at the Green Mill is a wonderful mix of classic jazz presented in a warm and hospitable format by the Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio, guest artists, and a few tunes from other genre that Kimberly selects to give the nights a taste of quality music and fun!
Kimberly has a CD available now called "Sunday" on which she gives the listener a taste of what a Sunday night is like at the Green Mill. Once you have seen her live, you will need a copy of the CD.
It will take you back to her live show and let you recreate the great time you had!
The number one cut on the CD is the title tune "Sunday"...a silky smooth rendition of the classic.
Kimberly tells you how her week goes.. "after payday, that is my fun day, I get my groove on Sunday, that is the day....when I'm with you! Chris Foremanorgan and Andy Brown guitar round out the trio and take a few bars to themselves on this one and make a swingin' success.
"I Sold My Heart to the Junkman"...What a great tune and Kimberly talks it to you with a sass and complete control of the lyric, she makes it a story worth listening to!
Andy Brown's guitar solo is a treat! Then Kimberly finishes the tune with the attitude the writers wanted, sad but not finished! She'll "never fall in love again"...
"Bein' Green" ...Joe Raposo'stune written for Kermit the Frog, and previously recorded by Lena Horne, is done here by Kimberly and it's by far the best rendition I have heard. This seems like a simple tune for a puppet, but it's much deeper and profound and Kimberly gives it the respect it deserves as she delivers the message. What a great arrangement!
Ten tunes in all on this entertaining disc. "So Danco Samba" "I'm Confessin" "I'm Beginning to see the Light" "Ordinary Fool" "Robbins Nest" "Dream a Little Dream of Me" and "Love You Madly"
complete the listening pleasure.
Kimberly is a delight, the trio is wonderful, the Green Mill on a Sunday night is worth the trip.
...and the CD hits the mark for "keeping the music alive".
You can also catch Kimberly on Saturday nights at the Peninsula Hotel, in Chicago.