Cynova

Cynova

BandFolkAdult Contemporary

Songwriter CJ Smith’s back door socio-political statements and often tongue in cheek relationship commentaryare both poignant and thought provoking. Ranging stylistically from thumping roots rock, achingly good ballads, minor blues, and song that span the emotional palette.

Biography

From the moment they started singing together members CJ Smith and Nora-Ellen Long knew they had something special. A little torch, a little twang, the combination of the two voices creates a soulful tension that is dynamic and vibrant, at times blending into one sound so completely that it is impossible to tell them apart.

A native of Georgia, CJ learned to walk to the Beatles but was also
saturated with the country sounds of rural radio. Later she found inspiration in the likes of Dan Fogelberg, the Eagles, the Indigo Girls,
Melissa Etheridge, and Dar Williams. Like a hint of vanilla in your latte, these influences provide a sweet background to her original work.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Nora-Ellen has been a singer all her life. Her early musical influences were the folk and acid rock groups of
the 60’s and the harmony rich groups like Poco, the Byrds, Jesse Colin Young. This vast background is put to good use in the exploration of creativity that shines through in the vocal arrangements.

Discography

Miracle Alley 2006
Tracks receiving airplay:
The Other Side of You
Miracle Alley
Still Waters
Angel of the Lost
Invisible
La Luna Hermosa
Let Me be Your Fantasy
Like a Hot Rock
Partly Cloudy
Joy
Sierra