dhruva

dhruva

 Frostburg, Maryland, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Dhruva's earthy alto voice invites listeners to relax, to ponder, to groove, to laugh, to remember and to celebrate the simple joys of being alive.

Biography

Dhruva' delivers a distinctive blend of folk-rockin' blues, jazz and balladry in a montage of multi-instrumental arrangements with thoughtful lyrics sung in her distinctive voice.

"Dhruva' is the Diva of bluesy folksy hip grooving good feeling songstering."
Gary Tannenbaum, Rosewood Theatre, Morgantown WV.

"Dhruva' is a true original with lyrics that are playful, romantic, sentimental and stirring delivered seamlessly in the vocal styling of Melissa Etheridge, Bette Midler and in part, Janis Joplin." Shane Riggs, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland MD.

Band experiences:

Erik and Dhru-acoustic duo
JaVu-contemporary folk trio
Angel Patrol-acoustic rock
Wee Bluet-traditional/Celtic
Road Dawgs-southern rock

Lyrics

Big Fish Blues

Written By: S.D. Stephenson

I sure can make ripples when I wiggle my tail
Soon gonna triple my weight on the scale
I know you'd like to catch me, but that's too bad
Cause I'm the meanest ol' fish this hole's ever had
I'll rule this puddle for as long as I choose
Talkin' big fish, little pond blues.

c. 2003 S.D. Stephenson

Break This Habit

Written By: S.D. Stephenson

Coffe in the morning, tell me what's the news today
Huggin' at the doorstep, as we go on our way
Nuzzling your collar, talking on the phone
These are all the little things I'll miss when I'm alone
Habits can be broken, though it's sometimes hard to do
Time to break this habit
Of loving you

c. 2006 S. D. Stephenson

Discography

Solo CDs:

Jammer Without a Band
http://www.cdbaby.com/dhruva1

"A well-crafted hodgepodge of folk, country and rock'n'roll which commands one's attention and encourages the listener to think and delve deeper into the artist's realm. The jazzy and sensual 'Body Heat' proves itself as a timely and strong example of the artist's versatility." Waynesburg College Yellow Jacket, Waynesburg PA.

Tessitura
http://www.cdbaby.com/dhruva2

"It's earthy, it's a warm breeze, it's the cool rippling water of a swimming hole. It's a kiss, a caress, a squeeze of the hand, a rub on the chest, a long hug that includes beating hearts. It's a clean, refreshing piece of help for humans." Lary Bethany, Sabor Latino, St. Albans, Herts. England.

"The organic, timeless acoustic sounds of Tessitura are uplifting, grounding and healing on every level of listening. I hear it in the sweet melodies of dhruva's flute, in the many different soul soothing tones of her voice, in the rhythm of the drums of the heart. With Tessitura, dhruva' takes us on a journey through her life and back to our own hearts." Cherylann Hawk, Pittsburgh PA.

NEW RELEASE!
So Much More To Tell You (contact artist)

Band CDs: (available by email order)

NEW RELEASE! Symbiotic--Erik and Dhru

Live at the Park--Erik and Dhru

Angel Patrol (self-titled)

Set List

Lots of rootsy-folk originals, twisted blues, and gentle piano ballads. Samples from solo CDs "Jammer Without a Band" and "Tessitura" available at http://www.cdbaby.com/dhruva1 and http://www.cdbaby.com/dhruva2.

Covers include songs by Norah Jones, Janis Joplin, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Susan Tedeschi, Faith Hill, Bonnie Raitt, Peggy Lee, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Eagles, Rascal Flatts, and more.