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Celia


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

contemporary folk

Status:

Most recent release, Letting Go (2015)

See also:

Celia's site

CD Baby's page for Celia

Comparisons:

Sarah McLachlan, Joni Mitchell

Covers/own material:

Own and co-written

General comments:

Celia's soft music is easy on the ears in a good way. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

breathe is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Fire in the Head (2000)
  • Irish Tales (2002)
  • breathe (2004)
  • Celia Live at the Rock N Soul Cafe (live, 2005)
  • The Bard Of Armagh: A Tribute To Tommy Makem (2007)
  • Red Alabaster & Blue (2007)
  • Carry Me Home (2010)
  • For the Asking (2012)
  • Shaman Journey (2014)
  • Letting Go (2015)

breathe

Release info:

2004

Availability:

See Celia's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Celia—vocals, backing vocals

Guest artists:

Willy Porter—acoustic guitar, backing vocals, bass, electric guitar, percussion
Greg Koch—coral sitar, electric guitar
Steve Kleiber—fretless bass
Bryan Mir—drum programming, bass
David Gupta—Indian tabla
Matthew Meixner—piano, organ, synthesizers, Taurus bass pedals, Mission organ
John Calarco—drums
Marty Grinwald—banjo
Brian Grinwald—guitar
Lil' Rev—harmonica
David Schoepke—drums
Ellie Porter—intro voice
Andrei Chahine—electric piano
Monica Marshall, Connie Nagel, Catherine Porter—goddess choir

Produced by:

Willy Porter

Comments:

Celia's soft vocals and ecologically conscious lyrics match her brand of music well. The rhythmic "Everyday Goddess" celebrates the ordinary woman beautifully. "This bed we made" is a sensuous song that paints poetry with small means. "Earth Girl" is like early Joni Mitchell in its whimsical charm. The country stylings of "Donít Ever Stop" are appealing also. It's a very nice and pleasant record. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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