San Diego’s Finest Women Singer-Songwriters16 Sep
m.e. (Marion) Law is a Canadian singer/songwriter who is building a strong local following. Her superb 2014 album Peace, Love, Death and Chocolate showed her unique sound – songs that are sophisticated musically, with floating, lilting vocals. The thing with Law is the lyrics, and these are wickedly clever and humorous observations of modern society and pop culture. She’s back with Laughing my AO, more of the same and presented as a comedy EP/ It’s a great listen, from an artist who needs to be heard. (Frank Kocher, Troubadour Magazine) m.e. has been performing internationally for decades for everyone from lumberjacks in Northern British Columbia to Japanese royalty and rock stars – her music has been featured in Canadian TV – even a Romero zombie flick. She has been played regularly on Women of Substance radio now for almost two years.
Randi Driscoll is an award winning singer/songwriter and actress whose sound has been described as country music; meets modern musical theater. Her music has been featured in film, popular television shows, and a commercial directed by Spike Lee, in which Randi also appeared. Her performance credits include appearances at Lincoln Center, Place des Arts (Montreal), The Joint, ( Hard Rock, Las Vegas), The Ford Theatre (Los Angeles) and hundreds of universities, performance halls, nightclubs and cabarets, all over the U.S and Canada. Randi’s live shows focus on her storytelling, as she weaves humor and real-life drama together, accompanied by an original soundtrack of piano-driven songs.
One of Randi’s most notable works is her original song “What Matters”, an anti-hate ballad that has been featured in films and documentaries. and several stage productions of “The Laramie Project”. Proceeds from the song support the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and their work to end bullying. The choral version of “What Matters” has been performed by over fifty choirs internationally, and has been featured at New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Disney Hall in California. A film about the making of Randi’s song “What Matters” has earned several awards and the song itself was named one of the top Pride Anthems, by the Advocate Magazine.
Randi tours year round, solo or with her musical partner; multi-instrumentalist, Noah Heldman, performing her original music. Randi has just released her latest full length cd, “Glass Slipper”, produced in part, by Grammy winner Larry Mitchell. “Glass Slipper” features eleven original songs, and highlights on the CD include a duet with People Magazine’s up and coming country artist, Aaron Parker, and a wide range of speciall guests, including Grammy award winning cellist, Dave Eggar. The CD also features the track “No Song”, which won the 2012 Song of the Year contest (AAA category).
Transplanted to San Diego from a tulip farming town in Washington – and influenced by artists as diverse as Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and June Carter to Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp — Petite has toured all over the U.S. and Europe.
Rocking out with her band, Sara Petite and the Sugar Daddies, she also has a rootsy 3-piece Classic Country, swampy sounding ensemble, Sara Petite and the Sweet Pea Possums. Sara also tours as a solo artist and has opened for many greats such as Josh Turner, Marty Stuart, Lonestar, Todd Snider, Dave Alvin, Ol 97s, John Eddie, Richie McDonald, Trent Tomlinson, Ralph Stanley, Steve Poltz and more…
“There is no medical evidence to prove that Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith and Carrie Rodriguez joined forces to mother a fully grown musician daughter … But if they did, San Diego singer-songwriter Sara Petite would be the likely outcome.” – George Varga, San Diego Union Times.
“She reminds me of a female Johnny Cash” – Jerry Rainey from the Cult band The Beat Farmers
“She can sing a buzzard off of a slop wagon.” – Mojo Nixon, Sirius Outlaw Country Radio
Sara Petite is a gifted singer-songwriter who possesses the unique ability to reach the hearts and souls of fans young and old. She has the rare gift to craft songs that appeal equally, but are interpreted differently by fans of diverse perspectives. This comes through in her live performances as well. A true original, Sara’s music does not conveniently fit into any one musical genre or sub-category, but rather traces her influences in country, bluegrass, rock and folk, and emerges into a sound completely her own. As welcome in senior citizen centers as she is in biker bars, nightclub venues and festivals, Sara is as American as apple pie and Harley Davidson. She is gritty, she is wild, she is tender with a soul of a child.
Sara has four CDs; her most recent is Circus Comes to Town. Previous releases are Doghouse Rose, Lead the Parade and Tiger Mountain.
Born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania Lisa Sanders began singing on the street corner at an early age with her older brother Ty. When her mother remarried moving Lisa and her brother to Argentia Newfoundland Canada where all of the siblings now numbering 5 began listening to music and performing for her parents in a home where music was played daily.
Motown, Johnny Cash, watching He Haw, and a mixture of Southern Rock, European Rock, Classical, and all things Pop with some gospel music as well was played. That is where Lisa wrote her first song. After moving to Southern California were Lisa grew as an artist even more.
She was signed to Cargo Earth Records Label in 1993 and Isn’t Life Fine was released to rave reviews and awards. Produced by Josquin DePres which was followed by a Re release on MCA records and a publishing deal with Wind Swept Pacific. Then followed 1999 Cargo release of Life Takes You Flying.
After her 2004 release of Hold on Tightly through Lisa’s own label Maya Jade Records Produced by the Truckee Brothers Lisa had a chance meeting with Lucinda Williams which led to a subsequent stint singing and opening with Lucinda .She was encouraged by Lucinda to learn about the Blues.
What happened after that was what Lisa says “as a black woman I had a musical spiritual awakening. It transformed the way I view myself and my music forever.
"How POSI Can You Be?"
You really want to be at Rebecca's Coffeehouse for San Diego Indie Acoustic Original Artist Showcase on July 30th!!! Rebeca and David are giving us a rare appearance and sharing their beautiful, Positive Music with us. Christine Gilardi is well known and appreciated in San Diego for her performances of sacred music. I'll be giving it my all with my guys, Randy and John. Don't miss it!! — with Christine Gilardi, Sierra West, Rebeca Randle, David Randle, Randy Hodge and Donna Larsen.
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Thanks so much for getting me up again on the Top Ten at Reverbnation Singer-Songwriters!! It's fabulous to feel so supported in my artistic and musical endeavors!! Have a marvelous day and stay cool!! Hugs from Donna!! It's an honor to have reached this milestone -- 'thanks' to each and every one of you for supporting the band thus far.
COMING THIS NOVEMBER: SAN DIEGO INDIE ACOUSTIC ORIGINAL ARTIST SHOWCASE
But the showcase name, says curator Donna Larsen, may be too long
By Dave Good, September 23, 2013
Donna Larsen, a singer/songwriter, explains her long sabbatical from local stages:
Read more: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/jam-session/2013/sep/23/coming-this-november-san-diego-indie-acoustic-orig/#ixzz2iuQHmRsV