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Meredith Blis


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Pop/rock

Status:

Most recent release, Let it Rain (2008)

See also:

Meredith Blis's site

Meredith Blis's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Other piano pop artists in the Tori Amos vein

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Piano-based pop with vocals the shifts effortlessly between a gentle raspy croon and brassy strength. The songs (or at least the choruses) tend toward the anthemic. Meredith Blis has something to say, and uses her catchy pop music and her emotionally evocative voice as a vehicle for her messages. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Let it Rain is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • Fearless (2002)
  • A Purple Kind of Blue (2005)
  • Let it Rain (2008)

Let it Rain

Release info:

2008—Purple Sky Records—BLI002

Availability:

See Meredith Blis's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended for pop fans

Group members:

Meredith Blis—vocals, piano, backing vocals

Guest artists:

Larry Mitchell—guitar, electric bass, drums
Mark Clark—drums (2, 3, 8, 9)
CHase Morrison—cello Kate Worman—violin, violia
Rachaael Penn—backing vocals

Produced by:

Larry Mitchell

Comments:

This is a strong, highly emotive collection of songs with a pop energy. The songs are very nicely arranged, with of dynamic range. The lyrics are full of messages—there are many lines like "Too much fear, Not enough love"; most listeners will agree with her messages—it's hard not to—and many may find the album inspirational though some will be put off by its didactic focus. One track is a special track in support of R.A.I.N.N., and part of the album's proceeds go to support that organization. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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