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desdemona finch

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ep -- 128 southgate road, released 7/99 on poisoned chalice music
promo homemade ep -- strung-out on lonely hard-up on faith, released 12/2003 on poisoned chalice music

prospect of spectacular disaster, released 03/2004 on poisoned chalice music

forthcoming lp - flotsam of empire's decline, arriving later in 2004

for more online samples:

other misc. demos

from southgate road (very old ep)


Feeling a bit camera shy


desdemona finch is a brooklyn, ny-based singer-songwriter by way of london, washington, d.c. and nashville, tenn. with swooping vocals that turn from a weary growl to soaring falsetto in one bound and unorthodox guitar style, she weaves a musical tapestry that transcends the boundaries folk, country and rock.

every day in the early-to-mid-1990s after a hard day's work as an ink-stained underpaid and overworked scribe in the nation's capital, finch would seek the refuge of her closet to write songs she never ever expected to perform live.

not until she landed in england in 1998 as a grad student at mick jagger's almost alma mater did she start to take her musings somewhat seriously. london's creative vibe prompted the release of ep 128 southgate road in 1999.

later that year, finch landed in nyc and has since graced the stages of some of the city's most interesting stages -- the living room, c-note, baby jupiter, cb's gallery and the sidewalk cafe, among others. in addition to showcasing at the philadelphia music conference in 2000, she has played london's famous 12-bar club and kashmir club as well as washington, d.c.'s metro cafe.

9/11 and a wretched economic climate in new york city helped to level finch financially but not without some benefits -- those of the unemployed kind. between looking for elusive employment in a crap economy and pulling her hair out with worry over not having gainful work, finch took out her credit card and bought a korg d-8. the result is flotsam of empire's decline, which is scheduled to arrive one of these days on poisoned chalice music.

in 2005, she won honorable mention in Hankfest's Ghostwriter in the Sky songwriter contest with her song -- tainted love and wilted roses.

one word of warning to fans of newt gingrich, pat buchanan (not the guitarist), marie antoinette, ralph reed, charlton heston, napoleon or mussolini: you might not like the lyrics.

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