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Angels Of Venice
Music - New Age, World; NeoClassical
Harpist Carol Tatum, originally from Dallas, Texas, has been playing stringed instruments since age seven and is the founding member and songwriter, arranger and producer for her group "Angels of Venice" on Windham Hill Records. Her debut CD on Windham Hill, "Angels of Venice," was released July  29, 1999 and chosen as Critic's Choice (****highly recommended) in Billboard Magazine (August 4, 1999).  Her record company also submitted her CD for a Grammy Nomination along with George Winston and David Arkenstone for this year's Grammy Awards. The Angels just appeared on the cover of "Entertainment Today" magazine (March 10th, 2000) which also included a feature.  Additionally, "Angels of Venice" is up for NAV's Artist of the Year Award having charted #3 out of 100 Top CDs on NAV's chart. Carol is an ASCAP member and published songwriter including producing and arranging songs for many Windham Hill compilations ("Conversations With God, Disc 2," Summer Solstices' I and II," "Winter Solstice," The Renaissance Album," etc.) along with other noted musicians such as George Winston and Michael Hedges. Carol retains ownership of her pre-Windham Hill, self-released catalog consisting of two CDs "Music for Harp, Flute and Cello" and "Awake Inside A Dream"  which are sold in nationally and internationally and through www.amazon.com.  Her second CD "Awake Inside A Dream" was reviewed and "highly recommended" by Billboard Magazine (for a total of two "highly recommended" comments from Billboard). From December, 1999 through late January, 2000, Angels Of Venice embarked upon Windham Hill Records "Winter Solstice" U.S. tour with David Arkenstone and Liz Story playing sold out shows and selling out of CDs at almost every show.  The Angels rendition of "O Holy Night" appeared in the accompanying holiday special on the A & E Network entitled "Winter Solstice On Ice" which sported a video and DVD.  The CD of the same name charted in Billboard Magazine'sTop 200 CDs for the holiday season. In her spare time, Carol enjoys studying 12-14th century medieval European history and composing and recording music in her E Magic Logic/Pro Tools studio.
Angels Of Venice - Awake Inside A Dream Angels Of Venice web site
Lionheart 

email: ANGELSVEN@aol.com

Amy Hart
Music - Rythm and Blues, Pop, Folk, Country, Country Rock
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Amy began playing the piano at age three.  By her adolescent years she was playing guitar and forming  bands beginning her professional career opening for Blues artists on festival stages.  In the eighties she won acclaim in the Chicago Rocks Contests sponsored by WLUP FM 98 two years in a row, with Volume One outselling the Rolling Stones for two weeks as the number one record in Chicago.  Her song, “Sad Love Song” was the only solo artist winner and only female artist to appear on the record.  Next Amy moved on to LA in search of a national following. Within six months she landed a score with the release of “Too Cruel” as part of the soundtrack to the Movie, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” available on Mercury Records.  With her star still on the horizon she hit the road based out of Lake Tahoe and earned her living touring the desert/casino circuit.  While in Lake Tahoe she met and played with Doug Clifford, drummer of Creedence Clearwater Revival (one of her favorite bands and influences).  He steered her toward Nashville.  She also played onstage with Jimmy Page and David Coverdale up at the Lake in Incline Village at a club called Legends.  Her guitar heroes and teachers also include Buzz Feitin while she lived in LA, and guitar virtuoso Harvey Mandel, who played in her Chicago band for three years. Based in Nashville, Amy Hart plans to tour the SE this spring and summer to promote the cd “Every Beat of My Heart”.   The music can be best described as a mixture of pop/country and R&B, and will be placed in AAA, Americana, Adult Contemporary and Country markets.  Independent promotion is in progress and is handled through Painted Rock Records.
Amy Hart - Every Beat Of My Heart Amy's web site
Rockabye 

email: amy@amyhart.com

Shirley Cason
Music - Pop, New Age
Cason is one of those musicians who just seem to have a feel for arranging piano with orchestral and soft synthesized sounds together. She creates, performs, and arranges from start to finish the piano, orchestral and soft synthesizer sounds together to create melodies of cinematic new age music. Nothing on her CD's is played for the sake of working in another sound. Every rhythm, every sound, every texture are obviously well considered. "The music on her "FOREVER IN BLOOM"  is accompanied by lyrics which lay in wait for you to ponder... Although it is composed with a delightful sprinkling of "Ear Candy" the sincerity of the songs is apparent from the first track. Shirley has avoided many of the pitfalls that many other 1st timers make while creating their debut album. "Inspired by a whole life's lessons learned" is prominently displayed on the jewel case, and the music and lyrics fully support this. If new age music is ready for its own "new age", then Shirley Cason's "Forever in Bloom" is ready to lead the way. "Queen of Hearts" is alive with feeling; this type of keyboard caress does not come from a newby, it comes from the heart." Her CD's are available at
Amazon.com and at her web site.
Shirley Cason - Forever In Bloom Shirley's web site
Eternity 

email: world@shirleycason.com

Cat Rood
Music - Pop, Rock, Hard Rock
Cat is a hard-rocking female guitarist originally  from Ohio. She started out first on the trumpet at age 6,  took up the guitar at age 12, and began playing in bands just a few months later. Cat started out playing lead in all-male bands  and later mostly all-male bands which toured most of the US, opening for many major acts and doing extensive club work. One of these bands worked with artists like Percy Sledge and Donna Fargo. She then moved to Toronto where she joined the successful all-girl band  "Apple Viper" who appeared on TV, placed in several competitions, recorded, and toured Ontario and Manitoba. Now residing in Sacramento where she works at a  TV station and participates in a local music store program,  Cat has just released a solo CD which she recorded in her home digital recording studio. She wrote all the songs and played every instrument except the drums. Although she sings,  this music is all-instrumental featuring the guitar and some trumpet. Some say her music now sounds like sort of what might happen if Jeff Beck and Joe Satriani met Herb Alpert. 
Cat Rood - Guitar Play Cat's web site
Outwalking The Storm 

email: guitarplay@cat-rood.com

Angie Palmer
Music - Blues, Pop, Alternative
At eighteen I left England and spent eight years living between Paris and  Geneva, busy playing the Metro, and appearing at blues and folk festivals, learning to be a musician and earning a living at the same time. Most of the festivals I performed at were in France and Switzerland, though I also played at festivals in Italy and Germany. In 1991, I returned to England and for the last eight years I have been a professional musician. The first four years were spent in Brighton gigging as a solo artist and fronting a number of bands in the south of England. My influences have been various, from blues players, such as Howling Wolf and Willie Dixon, to strong female figures, like Patti Smith, Bonnie Raitt and Rory Block. John Martyn was also a very big influence on my development as a guitarist, so much so that the choice of Guild guitars came from hearing the beautiful bass response John Martyn got when slapping the strings and body of the guitar, a style of playing you can hear on my CD. But I have also been influenced by some of the great singer/songwriters, particularly Joni Mitchell, Carol King and Joan Armatrading in terms of melody and construction of a song. My own songs, therefore, show the influence of an aggressive, blues style of playing on the guitar sound and a concern for melody and its relation to lyrical form.
Angie Palmer - A Certain Kind Of Distance Angie's web site
50 Thousand Wrongs 

email: angiepalmer.athome@virgin.net

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