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KARA GRAINGER "SHIVER & SIGH"

"Classic songwriting skills, smooth sultry vocals, and the ability to whip up a storm with a fiery slide guitar. Very few can boast this set of trump cards, but it just happens to be the hand dealt to Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist Kara Grainger, who exhibits an effortlessly seductive and modern take on roots, blues and soul music." - Americanaroots.com

"As a vocalist, Grainger has a throaty register that distinctly recalls Bonnie Raitt" – Austin Music Source

"What an amazing talent she is. The Australian born singer/songwriter has been cranking out her soulful blend of blues and folk for several years and is just now starting to receive some long overdue acclaim here in the States... She plays with passion and grace...This is someone you're going to hear a lot about." - Vinylpile

Australia native, now Los Angeles based, Kara Grainger first picked up the guitar at age 12. She started performing in the late '90s as lead vocalist and guitarist with the successful Sydney-based blues outfit, Papa Lips. With her brother, acclaimed harmonica player Mitch Grainger, Kara and Papa Lips enjoyed a quintessentially Australian experience. Fuelled by national ABC Radio play for their two albums, "Harmony" and "High Time Now," the band toured up and down the sun drenched beach towns of Australia's east coast in an old Tarago van. They blew away audiences, soaked up the outdoor lifestyle, and notched up experience at all the significant blues and folk festivals along the way. In 2006, Kara signed to Australia's Craving Records as a solo artist who encouraged her to go to the United States to record the album. In 2008 she moved to Los Angeles, but continued to split her time between LA and Australia. Her debut CD, 2008's "Grand and Green River" received first prize in the IAP awards in Austin, Texas and also was in the top 40 Americana charts for over 34 weeks. In 2011, she released "LA Blues".

Over the past several years, Kara Grainger has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and performed on the festival circuit in Europe, Australia and Asia. She has also opened the show for many great artists, such as Buddy Guy, Marc Cohn, Peter Frampton, and Heart. In October of 2012, Kara performed at the Rock n Roots Festival in Singapore where she opened the show for Robert Plant and his band. So what drives Kara Grainger? In short, she has an unflinching desire to express herself combined with a daily dedication to her craft. In person, she exudes depth, grace and authenticity. Of the songwriting process, Kara says, "While many of my songs are framed in tales of hardship and heartbreak, they're really representative of life's spiritual challenges, and for me, a quest for the ultimate truth. It's very healing when the right words come for a song, so much so that when I sing them, it's like something is finally resolved." Kara is a unique talent whose music uplifts and inspires audiences around the world.

With Grammy Award winning producer David Z at the helm, and recorded at the Hobby Shop Studios in Los Angeles, "Shiver & Sigh's" 11 tracks include 5 Kara Grainger originals, as well as soulful re-imaginings of Robert Johnson's "C'mon in My Kitchen" and Al Jackson Jr./Timothy Matthews "Breaking up Somebody's Home". Joining Kara in the studio are Kirk Fletcher and Josh Sklair (guitars), Mike Finnigan (keys), Hutch Hutchinson (bass), Jimi Bott and James Gadson (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), Mitch Grainger (harmonica), Paulie Cerra (saxophone), Paul Litteral (trumpet) and George Stanford (trombone). The result is a recording that shows the richness and diversity of Kara's influences -- Soul/Contemporary Pop/Americana/Blues.

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KARA GRAINGER "SHIVER & SIGH"
NEW ALBUM


Eclecto Groove is proud to announce the signing of Australian born artist Kara Grainger. She is a truly unique talent who continues to uplift and inspire audiences all around the world. She has opened the show for Buddy Guy, Marc Cohn, Peter Frampton, Heart and Russell Crowe to name a few, and has also performed her own show at many Festivals and venues throughout the US. She has also toured constantly in Japan. Indonesia, Europe and of course Australia.



New Album "Shiver & Sigh"

MIKE ZITO - "SONS OF ANARCHY"


Eclecto Groove recording artist Mike Zito will have his song "Roll On" from the album "Greayhound" featured on FX's hit T.V. series "Sons of Anarchy" on November 13th. This episode will air 2 times as well as be available on Demand FX online. Please check your local listings for times and channels

ANA POPOVIC - AOL LISTENING PARTY!

Eclecto Groove recording artist Ana Popovic's new release "Unconditional" is being spotlighted on the AOL Music website as a featured album its "Listening Party". The stream will be available from Monday, August 15-19. To check it out, CLICK HERE!

MIKE ZITO - NEW ALBUM

Mike Zito performed in the heart of New York's Union Square on the Best Buy "LIVE" stage located in the only 24 hour Best Buy store in the country. This unique performance on their flagship live stage took place on July 11th at 4pm and was streamed live on their website (www.liveatbestbuy.com). Zito joins the ranks of a selected group of musicians to perform on this stage which include David Cook, Panic at the Disco, New York Dollas, and Lady Gaga. This performance is part of a program conceived in 2009 by Best Buy to create a platform for musicians to be seen and heard by a global audience.

For more information vist:
www.liveatbestbuy.com

ANA POPOVIC - GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

Guitar virtuoso Ana Popovic was recently featured in Guitar Player Magazine in a stellar 4-page interview where Ana talks about her career, gear, gigs, and future plans.

Click here to read the whole article.

ANA POPOVIC - NEW DVD
"AN EVENING AT TRASIMENO LAKE"

Over 2 hours of music with an enthusiastic 5000+ audience in Trasimeno Lake, Italy, an eight-piece band, and a top crew with six camera's, witnessing the unforgettable evening as Ana Popovic displays here powerhouse stage show performing songs from the album "Blind For Love". This DVD captures the energetic Ana Popovic Band at it's best, offering up a little something for everyone including blues, rock, jazz and funk.

Also on this DVD is an intimate interview as well as a couple of great acoustic bonus tracks shot at the enchanting 'Rocca Medievale', a medieval castle originally completed in 1247. The building with it's four impressive towers is one of the finest examples of medieval architecture in Umbria, providing a beautiful view over the lake of Trasimeno. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!


 
ECLECTO GROOVE NEWS
NICK CURRAN 1977-2012

Eclecto Groove Music is sad to report that Austin-based vocalist/guitarist Nick Curran has unfortunately lost his brave and hard-fought battle against oral cancer. Curran was first diagnosed with cancer of the tongue in early 2010, just a few weeks prior to the release of his critically acclaimed album, "Reform School Girl." Initial plans for an extensive tour in support of the album were regrettably delayed, as Curran underwent his first cancer treatment plan. By July of 2010, Curran was given a clean bill of health and resumed plans to relaunch his solo career by touring extensively throughout the East Coast and Southwestern United States, before heading off on a tour of Germany and other parts of Europe in the late fall. During this time, "Reform School Girl" continued to rack up praise in publications such as No Depression, who proclaimed it as "...one hell of a record and one of the top 10 of the year," and the album even managed to score three separate tracks as part of the "Coolest Song in the World" spotlight on the nationally syndicated radio show, "Little Steven's Underground Garage." The threat of cancer sadly resurfaced early in 2011, and Curran once again had to postpone his spring tour which included a highly-anticipated appearance at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. Curran continued to courageously fight his cancer, always remaining resolutely optimistic that he would one day triumph over it, and get back to nurturing his blossoming music career. After many discouraging and unsuccessful attempts at treatments through the traditional medical system, Curran ultimately decided to turn his efforts towards other promising alternative therapies. With the help and support of his mother by his side, Curran began treatment in late September 2012 utilizing Gerson Therapy at his home in Austin, Texas. Curran tragically passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012. He was 35. Eclecto Groove Music would like to extend our sincerest condolences to all friends, family and fans of Nick Curran. He will be sorely missed, but not forgotten.

We encourage you to read this wonderful article published on October 9, 2012 by AllMusic editor Matt Collar, who reflects on the career of Nick Curran whom he counts as one of his favorite artists. - CLICK HERE TO READ


MUSIC VIDEOS


Check out the new Music Videos from your favorite Eclecto Groove artists.


MIKE ZITO
"Greyhound"

From the album:
"Greyhound"


MIKE ZITO
"One Step At A Time"

From the album:
"Pearl River"


THE SOUL OF
JOHN BLACK

"Betty Jean"

From the album:
"Black John"



 
 
 
 

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