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Shauna Burns


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Ethereal

Status:

Most recent release, Violet (2013)

See also:

Shauna Burns's site

Shauna Burns on facebook

Shauna Burns's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Tori Amos, Loreena McKennitt, Sarah McLachlan

Covers/own material:

Own, covers

General comments:

Shauna Burns is a talented singer and songwriter with her own voice. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Violet

Recordings:

  • Every Thought (2005)
  • Desert Tune (EP, 2006)
  • The Moon and The Fire Circle (2008)
  • Anamenesis (EP, 2009)
  • A Winter Gathering (seasonal 2011)
  • Violet (2013)

A Winter Gathering

Release info:

2011—Red Rock Music—RRM7006

Availability:

See Shauna Burns's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Shauna Burns—piano, vocals

Guest artists:

James Clark—percussion
Caroline Kemper—Celtic harp
Rick Kemper—Uilliann pipes, penny whistle
Lindsey Spring—cello
Ryan Whyte Maloney—guitar, backing vocals
David Pecjak, Stephanie Pecjak, Kimberly Pecjak, Aleeza Gonzalez, Audrey Gonzalez—choir

Produced by:

Shauna Burns & James Clark

Comments:

Shauna Burns offers her own versions of seasonal songs with this ethereal and compelling record. She's got her own spirit and it clearly shows as she gathers Christmas songs and delivers her own take on them. It's a lovely and thoughtful alternative to more conventional offerings. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Violet

Release info:

2013—Red Rock Music—RRM 7007

Availability:

See Shauna Burns's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Shauna Burns—piano, keyboard, vocals

Guest artists:

James Clark—drums, percussion
Ryan Whyte Maloney—guitar, backing vocals
Lindsey Spinger—cello
Caroline Kempter—Celtic harp

Produced by:

Shauna Burns, James Clark, Sean O'Dwyer

Comments:

Shauna Burns' new album is a fine exercise in piano-led ectophile music. "Run away" is a beautiful song with lovely piano bits, and a superb lead vocal by Burns. "Catapult" is a dreamy, beautifully constructed song, with a positive feel to it. "Orchid" is slower and has a melancholy feel that she inhabits well. "Masilla" is a sweetly played song with a wonderfully harmonic lead vocal. Burns really surpassed herself with this record. It's great. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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