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Happy For No Reason


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

jazzy folk

Status:

Most recent release, Happy For No Reason (2014)

See also:

Jo Alexis's site

CDBaby's page for Happy For No Reason

Comparisons:

Rumer, Carole King, Astrud Gilberto

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Jo Alexis and co make very nice jazzy folk. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Happy For No Reason is their debut

Recordings:

Happy For No Reason (2014)

Happy For No Reason

Release info:

2014

Availability:

See CDBaby's page for Happy For No Reason

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Neil Goldstein—guitars, bass, drum programming, backing vocals, keyboards, piano, bass guitar
Jo Alexis—lead vocals, piano, percussion
Mark Pritchard—flute, backing vocals

Guest artists:

Dan Schulte—bass (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10)
Todd Strait—drums (2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10
Jay Harris—drums, percussion (8)

Produced by:

Neil Goldstein and Jo Alexis

Comments:

Happy for no reason play complex, very appealing folk with a jazzy slant. It feels very old-timey but not derivate.
     "And so it begins" reminds me of Rumer.
     "Don't you think you want to?" is a sweet song with a bossa feel that sounds great.
     "The dance is calling" is a dreamy song. Alexis' vocals are sweet and appealing.
     It's a very nice record. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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