More Artists and Sound Clips
Click here for Alphabetical Listing

Sistah Blue
Music: Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Swing, Pop
Back in 1995, the Rhythm Room, a blues club in Phoenix held its annual women's blues day.  It was such a success that year that some of the women decided to form a band and Sistah Blue was born.  Since then, the Sistahs have gone on to compete in the 1996 Arizona Blues Showdown (1st place) and the 1996 Memphis International Blues Competition (2nd place) and won various awards (New Times Weekly Best Blues Band '97,'98 and '99, Best Blues Band AZ Tribune '98).  The band is:  Lila Sherman, vocals (originally from NY)-Claire Griese, drums (originally from N. CA)-Rochelle Raya, harmonica/vocals (a Phoenix native!)-Nancy Dalessandro, guitar (also from NY)-Kati Ingino (from Germany!)  The Sistahs keep a busy schedule playing clubs and festivals and hope to eventually put together a tour!
Sistah Blue Sistah Blue's web site
Just Can't Take It 

e-mail: clairesnare@earthlink.net

Susan Court
Music: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Folk, Alternative, Classical, "Ectophilic", Storybook
The ABC's of art rock are evolving into Tori Amos, Kate Bush... and now Susan Court.  The Seattle artist has twice garnered the coveted Featured Song of the Day spot on MP3.com, resulting in thousands of downloads and many new fans of her literate, piano-based storybook version of reality. "When she delves into the personal,... it is pure magic" sounds like suspiciously high praise, but "High Relief" garnered such words from none other than premier Seattle music mag The Rocket. Where musicians typically play the gig circuit and then maybe record an album before the retirement funds mature, first priority for Seattle artist Susan Court had always been to save up her pennies, hole herself up in the studio, gather talented people around her, tell her story, and finally shove it all into a glossy, retail-ready package for posterity. Getting through the whole process was hard at times, giving Susan a renewed respect for anyone who puts out their own recordings on par with the majors. Small wonder, then, that Susan titled her folk-pop 1998 debut CD release "High Relief." Flying solo onstage and off, Court is still calling the shots. "Live shows factor in there heavily now that I have an instrument worthy of lugging around. The Kawai MP9000 has a beautiful action and sound, and having the freedom to finally be self-reliant and convey nine people's parts spontaneously is an incredible rush."  That age-old specter of the tortured artist may not be dogging her lately, but wearing as many hats as she does leaves no room for angst. Possessed of multiple functionality, the singer-songwriter-manager-web builder-label owner-etc'er has found that "happiness is actually a great thing to have on occasion." ...And if she's not dead, she's living still!
Susan Court - High Relief Susan's Web Site
Blight & Bonny 

e-mail: susan@fundeling.com

Sandy Ross
Music: Folk, Pop, Jazz, Rock
Sandy Ross is a veteran contemporary folk/acoustic blues coffee house performer of the late 60's, a Peter Yarrow new writer pick of the mid-70's, and a Fast Folk Magazine artist of the 80's/90's. She started writing and performing during the 60's coffee house era. In the 1970's her time was spent mainly as a staff songwriter for Chappell Music (Warner/Chappell), in Los Angles, but she also produced demo sessions of her songs for 11 other major song publishing companies, including: MCA, ATV, ScreenGems, and Filmways. Her songs have been performed by, among others, Anne Murray and Kim Carnes. Her own performances of her songs currently receive airplay on over 150 public, community, and college radio stations across the US, the CBC-Network throughout Canada, BBC in Essex England and Northern Ireland, ATL in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, 4DDB, PBS-FM, and 100.3 Bay FM in Australia, and folk radio programs in other various parts of the world. Since SLR Productions' indie release of her 1995 CD, "Portraits of Innocence," Sandy has toured through 40 US states, performing the coffee house/book store circuit and doing live interview-performances on many independent and syndicated radio shows. She's posted Notes from the Road journal segments, of these tour adventures with her temperamental sidekick, Cecil (a Dodge RAM conversion van) and her trusty notebook computer, to folk listservs on the Internet, in "real-time" as she travels, emailing fans and well-wishers as she goes. Her new CD "Coloring Outside the Lines," was released August 9th 1998 and had a wonderful send-off at its CD Release Party at B.B. King's in Universal City. The Los Angeles Times ran a story on Sandy, August 6th, to publicize the party. As for her work, and her style, Sandy's roots are ingrained in the blues. Even her social commentary and political songs tend towards the bluer side of life, as she paints pictures of characters in their settings, while telling their stories. . .without judgement. Her great love for people and humanity reaches through every song and every performance.
Sandy Ross - Coloring Outside The Lines Sandy's web site
Don't Call Me Late For Dinner 

email: lahirsch@primenet.com

Novi Novog
Music: Eclectic, High strung instrumental quartet
Novi Novog and her viola have been heard and seen on recordings, films and concert stages all over the world.  She is one of LA's top session musicians, with a long list of credits including solos on Prince's "Purple Rain" and "Raspberry Beret," The Doobie Brothers' "Black Water", and album appearances for such diverse artists as Shaun Colvin, Bonnie Raitt, Terrance Trent D'Arby, Carly Simon, 10,000 Maniacs, Cher, James Taylor, Spinal Tap, Madonna, Tom Petty and Tangerine Dream. Her touring credits include such names as Frank Zappa, The Doobie Brothers, Aretha Franklin and Jennifer Warnes. A valley girl from North Hollywood, CA, Novi began playing piano at age four.  When she was eight, she took up the violin, then moved on to viola. As part of the American Youth Symphony, Novi studied under Mehli Mehta, then attended California Institute of the Arts on scholarship under Louis Kievman, where she received the American String Teachers Award.  Novi has recorded several albums with her own groups - Freeway Philharmonic (Sheffield Lab), Chunky, Novi & Ernie featuring her cousin Lauren Wood (Warner Bros. Records) and  Sumner (Elektra/Asylum). Novi combines the background and training of the most intense classical disciplines with the improvising and listening abilities of a great jazz musician.  She is one of the most versatile musicians in the Los Angeles scene, equally at home in classical, jazz, pop or rock styles.
Freeway Philharmonic - Sonic Detour Novi's Web Site
Bullfrog Rag 

email: lstuttle@ix.netcom.com

Georgette Dashiell
Music: Rock, Folk
"Strikingly original with passionate integrity..." The Boise Weekly
With haunting melodies and stunning vocals, Georgette Dashiell, as stated by the Boise Weekly, "...delivers a set of strikingly original tunes...and the beauty of her singing, the freshness of her material, and the charm with which she engages the audience are well worth the attention...". She has entertained audiences throughout California, Texas, and Idaho. Her music has been likened to Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, but is uniquely her own. Georgette is a member and approved performer of Indiegrrl, a growing network of independent female artists. She was the Idaho State Coordinator of the Kosovo Relief Benefit Concert, a world-wide series of concerts held to raise money for the Kosovar refugees. She is the recipient of The American Red Cross Good Neighbor Award for her efforts in raising money in Idaho for the Kosovar refugees. Her debut CD "Daffodils In Winter" will be available August 5th through www.Brokenangel.com and www.CDBaby.com
Georgette Dashiell _ Daffodils In Winter Georgette's web site
Nebraska Roads 

email: Brokenangel@brokenangel.com

Page 4
<<BACK
Girl Musician Online HOME