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ALYSSA GRAHAM’S NEW FULL-LENGTH
LOCK, STOCK & SOUL
OUT JANUARY 31, 2012 ON SUNNYSIDE RECORDS
CHOSEN AS ONE OF ITUNES’ “NEW AND NOTEWORTHY”
CHOSEN AS ONE OF MARIE CLAIRES' "YOU NEED TO HEAR"
“The right voice…a sumptuous and flexible croon”—NY Times
“Dynamite!”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
With iTunes lauding her as one of their “New and Noteworthy” singer-songwriters, Sunnyside Records is set to release the new full-length album from Alyssa Graham, Lock, Stock & Soul, January 31. Produced by Grammy winner Craig Street, Lock, Stock, & Soul exhibits Graham’s return to her pop and folk roots. The album succeeds The Lock, Stock, & Soul EP that garnered praise from AOL Spinner, Paste, MSN and Direct Current Music who called the recording a “remarkable, gear-changing project.” Graham’s 2008 debut on Sunnyside Records, Echo, was chosen as one of Elle Magazine’s “Music Picks” and acclaimed by the Washington Post, who said, “…it smokes!”
Graham’s self-released debut, What Love Is was heralded by All About Jazz as one of the “Best New Recordings of 2005.” In 2008, Graham signed to Sunnyside Records and released her second album, Echo, which charted at number 24 on the “Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Chart.” The New York Times also named Echo a “Critics Choice CD” and iTunes named it one of the “Top 10 Vocal Jazz Albums of the Year.”
Graham attended the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied voice and contemporary improvisation. With Lock, Stock & Soul, Graham turned to her musical roots for inspiration—the classic 60’s era folk rock of Neil Young, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan among others. Producer Craig Street helped assemble a renowned group of musicians including Me’Shell Ndegeocello playing the understated roll of bassist, guitarist Chris Bruce (Sheryl Crow and John Legend) and keyboardist Keefus Ciancia (Elton John and Iggy Pop) to collaborate on the album. Lock, Stock & Soul includes contributions from longtime musical partner and songwriter Doug Graham; friend Jesse Harris, who is known for his work with Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot; and Austin Music Hall of Fame member Davíd Garza.