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Elana Arian


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Contemporary folk with jazz leanings

Status:

Most recent release, How to Stand in the Rain (2007)

See also:

Elana Arian's site

Comparisons:

Jonatha Brooke, Jewel

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Jazzy folk, with a lively vocals. In the Jonatha Brooke vein, though a little more jazzy. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Elana Arian plays deceptively simple folk and writes good songs. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Foreword ep is her debut

Recordings:


Foreword ep

Release info:

2004—self-released

Availability:

See Elana Arian's site for availability

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Elana Arian—vocals, acoustic guitar, high-strung guitar, guitar, electric guitar

Guest artists:

John Deley—wurlitzer, piano, clavidchord
Joe Quigley—bass
Dan Rieser—drums
Alan Bezozi—shakers, funny bell, tambourine, frying pans, glass coffee table, aluminum claws
Mike Daly—pedal streel, organ, electric guitar, electric guitar, pump organ
Matt Pavoila—upright bass, bass
Diego Voglino—drums
Tim Bright—electric guitar

Produced by:

Mike Daly

Comments:

This debut ep is a good start. Arian has a sweet voice and she sings beautifully. "I Know what you're doing" is a pleasingly jazzy song. She even scats impressively. "This Time" is bittersweet and blue. "In the backroom" is a funky track that proves she has mastered more than one style. This is an impressive debut. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to stjarnell@yahoo.com for work on this entry.

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