Jennifer Richman

Jennifer Richman

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPop

Inspirational lyrics paired with catchy melodies. Jennifer was nominated as Best Adult Contemporary New Artist of 2010 by New Music Weekly Magazine.

Biography

Sometimes we survive through our art, and sometimes we save others. Jennifer Richman has done both. The Brooklyn born and bred singer/songwriter has a penchant for uplifting lyrics and songs of hope and inspiration. Her song “Beautiful Girl” spent over 30 weeks on Top 40 and Adult Contemporary Charts in 2010, and Richman was nominated as Best Female Artist and Best New Artist of 2010 by New Music Weekly Magazine. Jennifer Richman’s songwriting has won her comparisons to Jewel and Joni Mitchell, while her voice recalls Shania Twain and Mindy Smith. All of these are fair assessments, but fail to capture the essence of who Jennifer Richman is.

Jennifer Richman brings you into her stories like an old friend. It is this quality, more than any other that distinguishes Richman as an artist. Her songs touch chords in her listeners because they are honest stories told from the well of memory and the depths of emotion. Her drive to heal and inspire has informed everything that Richman has ever done, and she brings that drive to the world in song.

Jennifer Richman is the change she wishes to see in the world. Devoted to the spiritual process, Jen set out on four trips to India, where she studied dehypnotic meditation under the guidance of Swami Yogiraj Nanak Chand, and Nada Yoga, the yoga of sound, through Yogavani Mission. Devoted to a life of service, Jen has worked tirelessly to help people with autism connect with others through sensory integration and the healing powers of music.

Jennifer Richman’s debut album, Flowers Of Gold, finds Richman weaving her personal experiences into song like a master songwriter. The beatific sound of her voice puts listeners immediately at ease, and Richman fills her songs with messages of hope, comfort and survival. Richman is currently working on her sophomore effort, due in 2011; a more mature musical affair informed by years of honing her musicianship and vocal craft, paired with inspiration from the passing of friends and the perspectives gained on concepts such as thankfulness and forgiveness. All of this is blended with Richman’s trademark blend of insightful lyrics laced with hope for a better world.

Reviews: “Jennifer Richman is a talented singer/songwriter with a soulful voice, clearly full of emotion.” (CDBaby)

Jennifer has a sweet, soothing voice and has a way of simply expressing herself. It is no wonder why fans say they can relate to her songs. (Podfeeder)

Remarkable songwriting and a gift for drawing you in with each word spoken. An amazing collection of pop rock songs for the masses. (Independents Only)

It's as refreshingly vibrant as is it easy on the ears. Jennifer plays in a folk/pop style that showcases her clear, honey-dipped voice on songs that are crafted with great care. (Now on Tour)

Lyrics

Beautiful Girl

Written By: Jennifer Richman

Beautiful Girl
What are you hiding from
Where are you running to
Tell me what’s on your mind
You’re wasting away
You say its okay
And there’s only a few pounds to lose

I know there’s a reason
For trying so damn hard
Please let me help you
To see who you are

You’re a beautiful, beautiful girl
You’re a beautiful, beautiful girl

On the inside why do you hide
What do you have to prove
Does the face in the mirror
Help you see clearer
Something else to control

I know there’s a reason
For running away
Talk I will listen
Please trust me to stay

You’re a beautiful, beautiful girl
You’re a beautiful, beautiful girl
You’re a beautiful, beautiful girl
Beautiful girl

I know there’s a reason
You run away and hide
But I think you’re perfect
You’re beautiful inside

You’re a beautiful, beautiful girl
You’re a beautiful, beautiful girl
You’re a beautiful, beautiful girl
You’re a beautiful, beautiful girl
Beautiful Girl

Better Days

Written By: Jennifer Richman

Say you've given up you can't go on
No direction, no place to call home
Lost your faith, you can't get it back
Just keep on giving, you'll get back on track

Illusion is what you see
Keep on lovin', it will set you free

Better days,
there will be better days
Better days,
there will be better days
The sun will shine,
you'll feel the rays
Dont worry baby,
there will be better days

Lost in yourself you lost ones you love most
Communication down, you feared approach
Give it a chance, open your heart
Can't change the past but it's a sure way to start

Illusion is what you see
Keep on lovin', it will set you free

Better Days,
there will be better days
Better Days,
there will be better days
The sun will shine
you'll feel the rays
Don't worry baby,
there will be better days

Don't you think it's worth the time
to look inside
Stop using everyone to fill the
empty you hide
Only you can change your life

So now you see that finally you have a chance
And you realize it's all in your hands
With so much love to give, you can't go wrong
So just be yourself and sing along

Illusion is what you see
Keep on lovin', it will set you free

Better Days,
there will be better days
Better Days,
there will be better days
The sun will shine,
you'll feel the rays
Don't worry baby, there will be better days

Flowers of Gold

Written By: Jennifer Richman


It feels like I've got everything

and nothing at all

the only thing that keeps me up

is the faith that I won't fall

lately everything around me

keeps crumbling to the ground

but I'll pick myself right back up

and turn it all around

its been a long road to somewhere

its been a cold storm to grow old

but if these walls are mine forever

I'm gonna paint them with Flowers of Gold

Maybe I'll find myself home among the stars

if I could get over the pain and all the scars

but one day I'll find the place that I'll call home

and I'll wake up in this bed of mine

and I won't be alone

Though this heart is broken, I know that I am strong

My spirit lasts forever and it guides me along

One day you'll find me, I'll be where I belong

and It won't be long

It's been a long road to somewhere

It's been a cold storm to grow old

but if these walls are mine forever

I'm gonna paint them with Flowers of Gold.

J.R. (copyright 2001)

Discography

I. FLOWERS OF GOLD (debut 11 track LP)

featuring tracks such as Beautiful Girl
Better Days
Flowers of Gold

II. BEAUTIFUL GIRL RADIO MIX
(single released 2/2/10)

Jennifer Richman's music has been heard at:
Z100FM (NY)
103.5 FM (NY)
Baidu.com (China)
Sirius Satellite Radio - Hair Nation, Station 23 - hosted by PsychoSteve Simmons
WBAI (NY)
KRSC (OK)
WMCC (NJ)
WPSC (NJ)
WBCR (NY)
WCVF-FM (NY)
WECS (CT) (Feature interview with Jared Ford)
KEAO (Hawaii)
iRadio (CA)
Rapture (China)
music.soso.com (China)
Sunday Sundown (Neatherlands)
Mo Show (Hong Kong)
Sound of Hope Network (Australia)
Speaking of Asia (Australia)
Speedcast Italia (Italy)
Engage Radio
Bandradio.com
Radio Crystal Blue (NY)
Lazlo's Den (PA)
Acoustic Fuel (CA)
CC Chapman U-turn Cafe
Glitchcast (NY)
Startup Nation (CA)
Creative Mom (CA)
Postcrypt Coffeehouse podcast - live performance
(Columbia University, NY)
The Rukus
Harris Radio (NY)
The Morning Buzz
Ultimate Mix
Financial Aid News Podcast
The Downs FM
Pod Playlist
Glitchcast
SaintCast
Slippery Tangents
Wind on the Plains
Butch Brooklyn's podcast
Mark's Podshow
Briton's podcast

Set List

Live performances from 45- 90 minutes long consisting of original material written by Jennifer Richman and select covers. She performs solo on acoustic guitar & piano, or with a band featuring Dave Eggar on cello, Brian Thompson on viola, Tom Papadatos on drums or percussion, Tony Tino on bass.

You can expect to hear any one of these original songs:

Beautiful Girl
Flowers of Gold
Wounded Love
Strength Inside
Tell Me
Better Days
Where You Belong
Mirror Door
Time to Go
Bloom Again
Sweet Surrender
Everything Slips Away
Castle in the Sky
No Right or Wrong
Linda's Song
Intelligence
Too Close for Comfort
Falling Again
Portraits
Karen's Song
Peace and Harmony
Closer You Get
Forever With You
Home Inside
One Day at a Time
This Life
I Love You
Morning Dove
The Bond
Against The Glass
Love Never Fades
The Bridge
Like A Child
Moonlight Rhapsody

Select Covers Include:
Quidar Con Migo - Ben E. King (Spanish Translation)
We Can Work it Out - The Beatl