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Karen Hanna - Gillian's Blues

Karen Hanna - Gillian's Blues
Karen’s sound is a fusion of jazz, folk, retro R&B and soft rock. Think Diana Ross meets Norah Jones. Her road has wound through personal and professional peaks and troughs, picking up song writing accolades along the way such as finalist in the 2007 Australian Song Writing Competition Award, and in the ABC Song Writing Competition for writers over 30.
As Karen’s silky yet assertive voice has matured, it has become nicely frayed at the edges—picked up those coffee stains and cigarette burns you need to be a convincing jazz diva. Her musical journey has followed the tried and true path from musicals to pop to blues and jazz and her expressions of her own journey are where it’s all at for her now. Karen’s melodies will resonate with anyone of any age who has lived a little, but there is something of the ingénue that remains in the lyrics. Hovering around the edges of the lush instrumentals and honeyed vocals of this debut is an endearing refusal to grow up, an adolescent fighting spirit that speaks to love and loss, the birds and bees—life and all that jazz.

About this track...

This catchy up beat bluesy track has a feel that is an interesting juxtaposition to the story behind the song. The lyrics tell of the frustration and emotions felt when waiting to hear the results of a likely cancer diagnosis. Tell me, Doctor! 6 weeks after composition, she was dead.

Other tracks by Karen Hanna: Swoon  -  With You
Details
Number Of People In Act 6 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Northern Rivers NSW
Taken From The Release Titled Carry Me Away
Copyright Holder's Name Karen Hanna
Media Servicing Date 2010-10-15
Main Genre Blues
Genre 2 Jazz
Genre 3 Pop
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
Artist Official Web Site http://www.karenhanna.com.au
Artist Social Network Page http://www.myspace.com/karenhanna
Online Store Page 1
Other website where music can be purchased (URL) http://www.karenhanna.com.au
Content Provider Amrap Unsigned