andrea guskin

andrea guskin

BandFolkWorld

This is dreamy acoustic folk/pop music that blends world rhythms and haunting melodies. The layers of guitar and percussion give a trance-like feel to many of the songs.

Biography

My songs float between many genres. Vocally, I began by listening to the Jazz greats (Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae) and lyrically I have been inspired by folk/rock lyric giants: Cohen, Costello, Mitchell.
In the past few years, I have been obsessed with
African rhythms and have been translating some of these rhythms to my guitar/songs to create a trance
like feel. My new CD "Serpent Trains" captures this
transformation, as it includes songs with unusual rhythms, complex lyrics and a catchy chorus. On top of all this is a clear voice with delicate phrasing. I have performed and recorded mostly in NYC and San Francisco. Currently I have been studying Brazilian and afro-cuban percussion with Robert Wallace (performed with David Rudder, Bonnie Raitt), and letting those rhythms sink even more deeply into my songwriting.

Songs have been recognized by Billboard Song Contest, Global Lyric Awards.

Lyrics

Serpent Trains

Written By: Andrea Guskin

Trees are like bodies rapt in ecstacy
I am moving too fast to get close to anybody
To be exposed would be my demise
To be naked in front of your eyes

Serpent trains are passing through my veins and I must leave

Her skin bears a new pattern of hope
He looks at her kindly
She laughs at a joke
But it's over too quickly with a slam and a yell
There she runs swiftly
Quickly running with her will

Serpent trains are passing through my veins and I must leave

The anchor moves up and a nomad goes free
The new becomes her robe she wears lovingly
Her body moves forward the lightness her muse
all the faces are blurring
too alluring to choose

Serpent trains are passing through my veins and I must leave

Delicate

Written By: Andrea Guskin

Quiet moment here
Still like winter felt
Delicate
True beauty quietly
Will soar through me
Delirious

Chorus:
Sweet wind run mad with me
Sweet wind run mad with me
Delirious

Skin Sing under you
Thousand Springs I See
Eternity
2X

Chorus

Dream part shadow
Part bare
Ache chant woman is here
2X

Chorus

Quiet moment here
Still like winter felt
Delicate
You whisper in my ear
Something sweet and clear
Delirious

Chorus

Blue Becomes You

Written By: Andrea Guskin

I’m lying to you
But I don’t know the truth
You won’t take that lying down
You’re coming at me with that serious frown

And I’m feeling as small as the eye of a needle
The tip of a match
The back of a beetle
I stay because it’s true that blue becomes you

I touch your sweet face and the anger melts away
Melts down to a nagging want
And I don’t know what to do

Cause I’m starting to feel that your moods are contagious
The back and the forth from sadness to rages
I stay because it’s true that blue becomes you

I’m lying to you but you don’t want the truth
The truth is I am gone
You’re far in the distance with the television on

And I’m feeling as small as the eye of a needle
The tip of a match
The back of a beetle
I leave because it’s true that blue becomes you

Discography


Serpent Trains: 11 song LP Recorded 2003 at Lunch Box Recording Studios/Dubway (NYC) by Elie Massias

Bliss: 5 song EP Recorded in 1996 at Clutter Studio, NYC by Steve Bagley

Set List

Typically 10 songs-45,50 minutes
1. I will come back to you
2. Need
3. Serpent trains
4. Blue Becomes You
5. Delicate
6. Yes
7. Drifting
8. Antarctica
9. Whirling
10. Movement