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Gretchen Witt


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Contemporary folk

Status:

Most recent release, Ten (2010)

See also:

Gretchen Witt's site

CD Baby's page for Gretchen Witt

Comparisons:

Dar Williams, Ani DiFranco's lighter side, Jonatha Brooke, Willow

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

In the mass of contemporary singer-songwriters, Gretchen Witt stands out for her gorgeous voice—strong, gentle, and sweet—and her lovely songs. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

The demo ep is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • demo (ep, 2003)
  • Six (ep, 2006)
  • Ten (2010)

demo

Release info:

2003—self-released

Availability:

See Gretchen Witt's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended for fans of contemporary folk

Group members:

Gretchen Witt—vocals, piano, acoustic guitar

Guest artists:

Marcus Wolf—percussion, eletric guitar, acoustic guitar
Joey Selfers—bass
David Sharpe—cello
Nick Capodice—harmonica

Produced by:

Marcus Wolf

Comments:

One listen to this CD will draw in anyone who loves contemporary singer-songwriters; she won me over on my first play. From this short, five-song ep it's clear that Gretchen Witt has talent to spare. Her vocals are sweet and strong and beautifully nuanced, and her musicianship (and that of her backing musicians) is strong. An impressive debut, with four quite different folk-pop tracks and one fun, driving, bluesy track to top it off. Contemporary folk lovers should be all over this one—I hear a lot of musicians working in this genre and this ep shows she is head and shoulders above most of them. Highly recommended. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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