Chelsea Saddler

Chelsea Saddler

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

It's impossible not to hear the voice of Joni Mitchell and the lyrical influence of Bob Dylan in Chelsea's music. Backed with her acoustic guitar, Chelsea brings a touch of folk, rock, country, and blues to each of her songs. Her on-stage energy is not only explosive, but contagious.

Biography

It was in a middle school music class where Chelsea first picked up a guitar at the age of thirteen. She began playing classical guitar, but her interest was short-lived as she began playing acoustic guitar for a local youth organization. It was here that Chelsea grew to love the stage, performing twice a week much throughout her high school years. She began writing her freshman year of high school, and set out to perfect her skill. “I’ve always wanted each song to have a message, an emotion, and a story. I loved poetry in high school and I can remember reading a book of John Donne and wanting to be able to write like him.”

Chelsea soaked in influences from a lot of different artists growing up. “Mostly it was stuff my Dad listened to; Bob Dylan, Allison Krauss, The Eagles, The Beatles. And my Dad as well. I used to sit outside his room and listen to him play his guitar. Sometimes my mom would sit with me and sing along. I loved it.” Chelsea started performing at open mic nights and other such events throughout Jacksonville. It was in a local Jacksonville coffee shop that Chelsea first met Ray Lewis, her manager. Since then, Chelsea has produced her debut album, “A Good Woman,” which has earned her the privilege of being compared to such artists as Joni Mitchell and Carole King. (EU, Jacksonville) At the age of 21, Chelsea is currently working on her second album set to release in the summer of 2008.
Within her first year performing profesionally, Chelsea has been a finalist in the 2008 Suwannee Springfest Songwriting Contest, performed at the Gamble Rogers Music Festival and three colleges. Her photo appeared on the cover of the Weekend entertainment section of Jacksonville's newspaper.

Lyrics

Aint No Man

Written By: Chelsea Saddler

Aint no man gonna make this right
There aint no man thats gonna make this right
I've seen firsthand and I've slept in lies
And there aint no man thats gonna make this right

He says "Honey, why you cryin?
Tell me why you're cryin.
Honey why you cryin tonight?

And darling, where are you going?
Tell me where you're going
I wanna know where you go at night."

I just want a place to rest my head
A bed to lay these aching bones
A stone to turn, a lesson to learn
And a song that no one's heard

Aint no man gonna make this right
There aint no man thats gonna make this right
I've seen firsthand and I've slept in lies
And there aint no man thats gonna make this right

I'm just a humble queen looking for a noble king
And I aint got the stregnth to chain no dog to a tree
So honey if you go you'll be thinking of me
Darling you can go but you'll be thinking of me

I just want a place to rest my head
A bed to lay these aching bones
A stone to turn, a lesson to learn
And a song that no one's heard

Aint no man gonna make this right
There aint no man thats gonna make this right
I've seen firsthand and I've slept in lies
And there aint no man thats gonna make this right

Dancefloor

Written By: Chelsea Saddler

Strands inside your eyes
They blind me sometimes
Though you didn't think to ask
I'm alright, I'm alright

If you could see what I see
I think you found the best of me
If you could see what I see
I think you might see that girl I know
I think you might find that girl I know

Why you standin' in a corner, babe?
You look so sad, you look so sad
Why you standin' in a corner, babe
When you could be out on that dancefloor

Lies you've told to me
Ones you still repeat
When did truth become so scarce
So hard to find in this big city
So hard to find in this big city

Why you standin' in a corner, babe?
You look so sad, you look so sad
Why you standin' in a corner, babe
When you could be out on that dancefloor

So go buy a brand new dress
And hop a train to the midwest
You can leave these demons to rest
But that's called running away
That's just running away

Why you standin' in a corner, babe?
You look so sad, you look so sad
Why you standin' in a corner, babe
When you could be out on that dancefloor

Discography

A Good Woman - 2007

Set List

Three 45-minute sets. Cover songs available upon request.