When Joan Enguita gathered 14 artists from Southern California for the CD BEAUTIFUL in 2007, she never dreamed that three would become a touring trio. Yet slowly group performances boiled down to three women in a vocal powerhouse of sound.
Audiences can't get enough of the engaging and uplifting songs presented by Joan Enguita, Linda Geleris and Trish Lester. These indie solo artists have joined forces to tour as an acoustic trio, sharing original music, folk and pop favorites, and beloved Joni Mitchell songs. Hear what happens when three lead singers create harmonies at the "audio" section here.
Their songs of love, life and hope, with acoustic guitar, mandolin, dulcimer and lively percussion, are a hit at fundraising events, music festivals and women’s conferences. In May 2011, the trio took FIRST PLACE in the Vocal Competition at the Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival in Southern California.
Recent touring highlights include Portland Folk Society, Arizona Folk Festival (Prescott), and GoGreen L.A. as well as intimate house concerts and women's forums and events. A portion of CD sales and performances are donated to domestic violence shelters and the trio works to raise awareness about domestic violence and safety issues for women. They are regular performers at the annual women's event held at College of the Canyons in Valencia, CA.
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JOAN ENGUITA (Lancaster, CA)
“With a magical voice warm enough to melt a glacier, Joan is an accomplished singer songwriter who distills her life experiences into melodies and lyrics in the modern folk tradition" --Dan Kimpel of MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE. Songs from Joan Enguita’s CD, TWO SUITCASES, have aired nationally and in Europe. She toured the U.S. West Coast as well as in Europe. She spent nearly half her childhood in Europe as the child of a military career musician. She learned many of her guitar patterns in studies with Jeffrey Van at the University of Minnesota. Among other awards, she won a $2500 prize in the “Music from Home” competition by Ritter Ranch. She was featured in a one-hour interview on River City Folk on XM Radio station The Village.
TRISH LESTER (Newhall, CA)
With a heartwarming folk style and some truly original lyrics, Trish Lester leaves listeners laughing, crying and humming along. Named Los Angeles Women in Music’s spotlight member in October 2007, Trish has won several songwriting awards. The title track from her CD, PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE, was picked up for a National Public Radio compilation album produced in 2009 by the “Car Talk” show and is now playing across the nation. Her tribute to troops and veterans, “Thank a Soldier,” is shared on a half-dozen patriotic Websites, and several of her other songs are receiving airplay in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
LINDA GELERIS (Glendora, CA)
With a smoky voice, easy rock beat and catchy hooks, Linda Geleris writes unique and honest songs spanning a broad range of subjects and emotions. Her song "Call Me Crazy" is featured in a Columbia Tri-star Film, and her second CD, IF I ONLY HAD A MINUTE, is full of imagination, depth, warmth and humor. Linda is the founder of SongNet (www.thesongnet.org), a free and friendly organization that helps songwriters grow through peer networking and monthly visits by music industry professionals.
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First Place place win in the Vocal Competition at the Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival.
WOMEN ON THE MOVE TRIO is in studio working on an acoustic CD. Watch for details! Follow the group on Twitter: @WOMtrio
The trio performed at LA's GoGreen Expo in spring 2011, on the Mamapalooza Stage, just prior to a talk by Ed Begley, Jr. and recorded an original jingle for GoGreenAmericaTV.com
October 2010 headlined at the Prescott Folk Festival and the historic Elks Theatre. Theywere invited back to Arizona and performed for a sold out crowd at the Blue Rose Theatre in July 2011.
They toured Los Angeles to Portland March 2010. Enguita has toured the U.S. West Coast and has performed in Europe. She created and hosts INDIE DIVA NIGHT, at Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood.
BEAUTIFUL was an EDITOR'S PICK for Easy Listening/Adult Contemporary at CDBaby for four years. Check us out at www.cdbaby.com/cd/womenonthemove CDBaby has over 200,000 CDs for sale, and we are so honored to have been singled out this way!
The song "One Good Man," written by Joan Enguita, received Honorable Mention in the Billboard 2009 Songwriting Contest.
Women on the Move collectively were selected "Artist of the Month" (November 2007) by Chicago's Women In Entertainment Magazine W.IN.E.
www.womensradio.com has continued to feature us on their site and posted a 10-minute interview with Joan Enguita, Red Coyote Records Owner and Executive Producer. Hear the interview at
Airplay on KCSN Los Angeles and online playlist by www.netteradio.com and airplay in Germany.
Women on the Move Trio was selected as a HEADLINER act for the Mamapalooza Stage at EARTH DAY L.A. on 4/17/10.
The legendary Roz Larman, host of the FOLK SCENE RADIO show, featured the trio on her show in March 2010, with a one-hour interview and live performance. They also had a one-hour performance/interview on the nationally-syndicated radio program RIVER CITY FOLK, hosted by Tom May, in spring 2010.
The CD BEAUTIFUL was released July 2007 by independent record label, Red Coyote Records, owned by Joan Enguita of Lancaster, California. The CD differs from typical compilation CDs in that every song was professionally produced by the same studio, Nashville Tracks in Los Angeles. The instrument tracks were recorded by seasoned Nashville session musicians who perform and record with well known artists.
BEAUTIFUL features 17 Los Angeles area female singer songwriters. Hear songs at www.cdbaby.com/cd/womenonthemove
CD Baby featured the CD as Editor's pick on their Adult Contemporary listing for several years.
A portion of the proceeds from performances and CD sales is donated to domestic violence shelters.
Joan Enguita - Guitar, Shakers
LindaGeleris - Guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, Djembe
Trish Lester - Guitar, Shakers, Djembe drum
RED COYOTE RECORDS:
2012- in the works: Women on the Move Trio acoustic CD.
2007 release: BEAUTIFUL--featuring 14 independent female artists from the greater Los Angeles area, known collectively as Women On The Move. Raising funds for domestic violence shelters. The CD is available for purchase at www.cdbaby.com/cd/womenonthemove
---Check out the review by CD Baby Brad posted here under PRESS.
You Are the Man (Trio Live In-Studio) - written/sung by Linda Geleris, backups by Joan Enguita & Trish Lester
Don't Look Back (Trio Live In-Studio) - written/sung by Trish Lester, backups by Joan Enguita & Linda Geleris
My Version of You (Trio in-studio; written/sung by Linda Geleris; backups by Joan Enguita and Trish Lester)
Carey (written by Joni Mitchell) Live In-Studio / sung by Joan Enguita; backups by Trish Lester & Linda Geleris
With a Grain of Sugar (Trio demo) sung by Trish Lester, backups by Joan Enguita & Linda Geleris
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REVIEW: Sabrina and Craig’s Acoustic LA – LIVE! At Hallenbeck’s General Store and Café in ...REVIEW:
Sabrina and Craig’s Acoustic LA – LIVE!
At Hallenbeck’s General Store and Café in North Hollywood
WOMEN ON THE MOVE – August 8, 2009
It was a wonderful night of music that really connected our audience with the amazingly entertaining musical variety that is “Acoustic L.A.-LIVE!”
WOMEN on the MOVE (WoM) -- the acoustic power trio of singer/songwriters Joan Enguita, Linda Geleris, and Trish Lester -- beautifully illustrated the axiom "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Each is both a strong songwriter and solo performer, but as Linda, Joan, and Trish each took the spotlight in turn, the others provided back-up and harmony vocals that blended solo artist into mini-chorale.
Their vocal enhancements ranged from doo-wop accents to string-like smoothness, and when the trio united to sing as one voice in three-part harmony, the effect was magical; three distinct voices merged into one angelic blend. Add the variety of three individual songwriters whose mutual respect was evident, and the result was two sets of great entertainment.
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"Women on the Move" is at once a name, a description and a statement. This trio draws on generations..."Women on the Move" is at once a name, a description and a statement. This trio draws on generations of womanly whimsy to musically explore love and the soulful challenges of life. Drawing on the material of such luminaries as Joni Mitchell and adding dashes of personal reflections they entertain with harmonious originality laced with nostalgia. Their music is folksy and story telling. Their original works feature songs as varied as a European country chart maker, an ode to a mother's unshared past and a resolute anthem of perseverance inspired by the headlines of suffering during Hurricane Katrina. These Women on the Move look good, sound good, harmoniously complement one another to make for a fun musical night out. Go see Women on the Move.
CDbaby editor review by Brad
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Featured on the front page of CDbaby 8/18 - 8/20 Featuring 14 songs by a diverse group of artists...Featured on the front page of CDbaby 8/18 - 8/20
Featuring 14 songs by a diverse group of artists, this compilation is filled with individual voices, each with a unique style, that are all united for a worthy cause. Domestic violence isn't the simplest subject to tackle as far as songwriting goes, but these women manage to face it head on with grace and sensitivity.
While a song like "Freedom" by Evonne Rivera adopts a positively upbeat approach that kicks off the album wonderfully, "Close To My Limit Of You" by Linda Geleris uses a more somber approach, putting the listener inside the mind of a woman who is at a dire crossroads in her life. The other songs follow suit, some strikingly hopeful and optimistic, others empathetic and understanding of how hard it can be to make sense of these tragic situations.
While the tracks all differ in their lyrical and topical approaches, the women wisely used the same studio and top notch backing musicians for all of the songs, giving the record a fluidity that is rarely seen in compilation records. Taking on rock, folk, blues, and hints of country, these talented singers, songwriters, and musicians never miss a beat. In the spirit of these sincere and heartfelt songs, a percentage of proceeds from the sale of this album will be donated to domestic violence shelters.
NOTE: CD baby states they receive 200 – 250 CD per day. They sell CDs for approximately 100,000 independent artists, and currently have 190,000 for sale. They told us this is one of the best CDs they have ever heard!!
Beautiful Women On The Move--Magazine photo
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Issue #16 Under Studio Mix shows the photo taken at Universal Mastering with some of the artists an...Issue #16 Under Studio Mix shows the photo taken at Universal Mastering with some of the artists and our producer, Travis Allen, and our mastering engineer, Pete Doell.
Singer/Songwriters Become Beautiful
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By Dan Kimpel Heart, soul and purpose: a cross section of female singer/songwriters dubbed “Wome...By Dan Kimpel
Heart, soul and purpose: a cross section of female singer/songwriters dubbed “Women on the Move” lend their voices to Beautiful, a CD release from Red Coyote Records with a portion of the proceeds to benefit domestic violence shelters.
Among the many highlights are Joan Enguita’s title cut, and the sturdy vocals of Teresa James on two tracks. Other artists including Harriet Schock, Debbie Hennessey, Linda Geleris and Andrea Ross-Greene, deliver superb gems of songcraft to reinforce the collective themes of empowered womanhood.
The CD project is co-sponsored by Nashville Tracks in L.A. (www.NashvilleTracks.com), Los Angeles Women in Music (www.lawim.com); Universal Mastering (www.umusic.com); Kirk’s Graphics (www.kirks-graphics.com) and Disc Replicators International (www.discreplicators.com). For info contact Joan Enguita, 661-618-0964, email@example.com.
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Listen to an interview on www.womensradio.com CD BEAUTIFUL CD Producer Joan Enguita is interviewed...Listen to an interview on www.womensradio.com CD BEAUTIFUL CD Producer Joan Enguita is interviewed by Pat Lynch of Women's Radio.
Target Audience Magazine
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Target Audience Magazine First Reviewed: December 09, 2007 Updated On: October 12, 2008 . F...Target Audience Magazine
December 09, 2007
October 12, 2008 .
Fall 2008 issue:
Beautiful by Women on the Move This is a compilation album by a variety of women and in a variety of music styles. Fourteen women from southern California, each with her own successes as independent musicians, have come together to make an album that reflects love, laughter, tears and empowerment. This CD project, both the CD itself and subsequent concerts, was made to benefit domestic violence shelters. But don’t be fooled – this CD is not about domestic violence. This is an uplifting CD meant to give women voices – strong voices meant to get us through the hard times and the good times. This is not a man bashing CD. If anything, given it’s countryish style, it affirms that there are good relationships, and women should not compromise themselves for a bad man, when, as the song “One Good Man” points out, there is a good man out there for you. The very next track “Take a Breath” is about leaving your man, but again, it does not either bash the man or victimize the woman. This album was performed by seasoned Nashville studio musicians, and you can here the twang in every song, even the one’s that are not country. This is a sweet album. Inevitably the album is about hope and resurrection. Each song has a different feel, as each song has a different singer/song writer. The concept is excellent and of course the cause is great. A portion of sales goes towards women's shelters and I recommend it if only for that reason.
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Playlist 9/07-- Three songs by Women On The Move: Wonderful music by women we love"- Annette Co...Playlist 9/07--
Three songs by Women On The Move:
Wonderful music by women we love"- Annette Conlon
"I left the concert last night with a full heart." Dennis A., San Diego, CA
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"I just wanted to advise you that concert you put on last night at Cal Tech was absolutely fabulous..."I just wanted to advise you that concert you put on last night at Cal Tech was absolutely fabulous. I got a ticket at the last minute and I am sure glad I did. I loved the songs, the beautiful voices and great personalities. It was a wonderful night. I bought the "Beautiful" cd and it is great." - Linda J, Pasadena, CA
The trio to performs songs from the CD. In addition, these indie artists perform other songs from their own repertoire and may include a Joni Mitchell Tribute segment if desired. Show from 1 - 2 hours (or longer) as needed.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.