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Stephanie Briggs


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative pop with folky and Americana touches

Status:

Most recent release, Birds Barely Know Us (2009)

See also:

LoneStarMusic page for Stephanie Briggs

Stephanie Briggs's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Emm Gryner with occasional touches of Ani DiFranco

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Stephanie Briggs has a lively folk/pop/rock style with a delightful sense of play and energy. She has a strong, smooth vocal style, ranging from yells to whispers and every once in a while her style is a dead ringer for Ani DiFranco. Her range is different from Ani DiFranco's, though, as is her sensibility: strong eclectic and indie feel with a wry touch. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Spark (2006) is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Spark (2006)
  • Birds Barely Know Us (2009)

Spark

Release info:

2006—self-released

Availability:

See Stephanie Briggs's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Stephanie Briggs—vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards

Guest artists:

Matthew Briggs—electric guitar, percussion
Jeremy Owens—drums, percussion
Daniel Rhodes—bass
Pat Manske—percussion, melodica

Produced by:

Stephanie Briggs

Comments:

A bright album, with playful touches. "Sure Thing" feels very Ani DiFranco-like, but there's more to this album than that. It's layered in such a way that the songs feel like they open up as you listen. While mostly upbeat, the songs have depths (both musically and thematically) and intriguing edges. Just when you think the music is veering towards something predictably mainstream, it takes a turn for the interesting. Stephanie Briggs is a talent to watch out for. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Further info:

Email word @ stephaniebriggs . com


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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