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Jan
20
Lobelia @ Private House Concert

San Fransisco, California, USA

San Fransisco, California, USA

Jan
19
Lobelia @ NAMM

Anaheim, California, USA

Anaheim, California, USA

Jan
18
Lobelia @ NAMM

Anaheim, California, USA

Anaheim, California, USA

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West Virginia native and singer/songwriter Lobelia Sabo who resides in Montreal, QC, recently received the honor of being named winner by the Song of the Year (http://www.songoftheyear.com/) songwriting contest. Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest supporting VH-1’s Save the Music Foundation. The Song of the Year judges are some of the biggest names in music including many Grammy Award winners. Song of the Year is excited to recognize Lobelia for her exceptional songwriting ability for the song Wake Up and Lose You. Lobelia competed against songwriters from all over the world for this honor. When asked what inspired the song Lobelia commented that “A reoccurring dream of the perfect love” inspired her to write this song. Lobelia is now concentrating on her performing and songwriting career while hoping to get more of her songs into movies and television. She writes for AMI Entertainment, and is currently working on various projects with pianist James Marlin and arranger/producer Dan Kane.You can find more information about Lobelia by visiting http://www.lobelia.net. - Song of the Year Press Release


West Virginia native and singer/songwriter Lobelia Sabo who resides in Montreal, QC, recently received the honor of being named winner by the Song of the Year (http://www.songoftheyear.com/) songwriting contest. Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest supporting VH-1’s Save the Music Foundation. The Song of the Year judges are some of the biggest names in music including many Grammy Award winners. Song of the Year is excited to recognize Lobelia for her exceptional songwriting ability for the song Wake Up and Lose You. Lobelia competed against songwriters from all over the world for this honor. When asked what inspired the song Lobelia commented that “A reoccurring dream of the perfect love” inspired her to write this song. Lobelia is now concentrating on her performing and songwriting career while hoping to get more of her songs into movies and television. She writes for AMI Entertainment, and is currently working on various projects with pianist James Marlin and arranger/producer Dan Kane.You can find more information about Lobelia by visiting http://www.lobelia.net. - Song of the Year Press Release


With comparisons to Sarah McLaughlin, Suzanne Vega and Tori Amos, there is no wonder why Lobelia's sound is so lovely. Her voice eludes the aura of a yet-to-be-ignited flame. Her style is simplistic, yet sexy. Her music makes you want to crawl into bed with the one you love and never leave his/her arms. This 27-year-old, West Virginia native wrote her first song when she was five years old for a cultural arts fair and won regional and national recognition. She plays nine instruments, writes all of her songs, and sings them with a reassuring sense of emotion. Her debut set titled, "Solitary World", was released last year and is available online. It has been receiving an awe-inspiring response for the single, "Time Will Tell". Local stations have been jumping on her keen sense of style and have been pushing airplay without her even trying. After a couple of days of airplay, listeners where calling up the station in floods to request her music. Lobelia is planning a trip out to the West Coast. I will keep you informed as to when she is set to showcase. This is one to watch. Listen to "You Never Knew Me" (demo version); you can spot her raw talent right off the bat with this one. - Edwin Camacho, SayWhat????Industry Newsletter


With comparisons to Sarah McLaughlin, Suzanne Vega and Tori Amos, there is no wonder why Lobelia's sound is so lovely. Her voice eludes the aura of a yet-to-be-ignited flame. Her style is simplistic, yet sexy. Her music makes you want to crawl into bed with the one you love and never leave his/her arms. This 27-year-old, West Virginia native wrote her first song when she was five years old for a cultural arts fair and won regional and national recognition. She plays nine instruments, writes all of her songs, and sings them with a reassuring sense of emotion. Her debut set titled, "Solitary World", was released last year and is available online. It has been receiving an awe-inspiring response for the single, "Time Will Tell". Local stations have been jumping on her keen sense of style and have been pushing airplay without her even trying. After a couple of days of airplay, listeners where calling up the station in floods to request her music. Lobelia is planning a trip out to the West Coast. I will keep you informed as to when she is set to showcase. This is one to watch. Listen to "You Never Knew Me" (demo version); you can spot her raw talent right off the bat with this one. - Edwin Camacho, SayWhat????Industry Newsletter


The album features upbeat, highly accessible, moving vocal tracks and also a collection of ballads. The opening track "So Many Promises" is a fast paced track with sweet vocal layers supported by nicely arranged rock instrumentals and a stunning and highly memorable soaring lead vocal. The guitar parts compliment the vocal work in the moderate paced "I Can't Forget" while the keyboards and piano perfectly support the dynamic vocal arrangement in the lovely title track. Vocal layers work extremely well, complimenting the orchestral instrumental arrangement in "Matter Of Feelings."

The ballads include "I'm Lost" with it's highly emotive delivery and a passionate track sung over piano called "Time Will Tell" which would be perfectly at home at one of the WB TV teen shows like Dawson's Creek. The emotionally wrenching "You Never Knew Me" and "Soul Destroyed" would be equally at home in the TV show setting. "Rain" and "Empty Handed" are sung wonderfully over a lively piano melody; vocal layers in the choruses are sweet and evocative. Orchestral backing is added in "Mask," a lovely and highly accessible ballad with a rocking edge and dynamic vocal excursions that add to the overall texture of the track. We especially enjoyed the lushly sung ballad "Quiet." Powerful and sensual vocals are perfectly complimented by layers of guitar. The artist's vocal qualities are likely best illustrated in the extremely sensitive (think slow-dancing) ballad "Life."
- Musical Discoveries


The album features upbeat, highly accessible, moving vocal tracks and also a collection of ballads. The opening track "So Many Promises" is a fast paced track with sweet vocal layers supported by nicely arranged rock instrumentals and a stunning and highly memorable soaring lead vocal. The guitar parts compliment the vocal work in the moderate paced "I Can't Forget" while the keyboards and piano perfectly support the dynamic vocal arrangement in the lovely title track. Vocal layers work extremely well, complimenting the orchestral instrumental arrangement in "Matter Of Feelings."

The ballads include "I'm Lost" with it's highly emotive delivery and a passionate track sung over piano called "Time Will Tell" which would be perfectly at home at one of the WB TV teen shows like Dawson's Creek. The emotionally wrenching "You Never Knew Me" and "Soul Destroyed" would be equally at home in the TV show setting. "Rain" and "Empty Handed" are sung wonderfully over a lively piano melody; vocal layers in the choruses are sweet and evocative. Orchestral backing is added in "Mask," a lovely and highly accessible ballad with a rocking edge and dynamic vocal excursions that add to the overall texture of the track. We especially enjoyed the lushly sung ballad "Quiet." Powerful and sensual vocals are perfectly complimented by layers of guitar. The artist's vocal qualities are likely best illustrated in the extremely sensitive (think slow-dancing) ballad "Life."
- Musical Discoveries


Well, "Time Will Tell" may be the title of the song, but it's also the fate of the artist. Only time will tell just how big Lobelia will become and how far she'll go. This original song, along with the others on her "Solitary World", is full of heart-felt lyrics and melodies that touch the soul. Better yet, it's refreshing to hear pop that won't give you a toothache. Many enthusiastic thumbs up! - Heather Keechel, Disney


Well, "Time Will Tell" may be the title of the song, but it's also the fate of the artist. Only time will tell just how big Lobelia will become and how far she'll go. This original song, along with the others on her "Solitary World", is full of heart-felt lyrics and melodies that touch the soul. Better yet, it's refreshing to hear pop that won't give you a toothache. Many enthusiastic thumbs up! - Heather Keechel, Disney


New York City, Grafton, Europe: No, that’s not a typical tour schedule, I would imagine. We aren’t usually on the map of up-and-coming artists looking for a venue, but when that opportunity arises, we must take full advantage of it. On Thursday, January 25, at 7 p.m., Gallery 62 West will host not one, but two musical artists on the brink of breaking into the big time.

If you attended the Grafton’s 150th celebration, you may have seen singer/songwriter Lobelia. Her performance delighted and amazed the crowd, leaving them wanting more. Well, here is the chance to see her in an even more intimate setting. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear this world-class talent in a smaller venue. Rarely does one get to see this caliber of talent without leaving our city limits. Actually, she lived in Grafton for a short time years ago, before moving to Montreal. Lobelia has always felt a connection with Grafton and its people and has even expressed interest in having a home here. She enjoyed revisiting our town so much, for the festival, and felt such support while she was here, that she decided to include us in her tour schedule. She is just starting her Eastern U.S. tour, then will move on to Europe shortly after visiting Grafton. A true friend of the Taylor County Arts Council, she even donated several CDs for sale as a fundraiser for the gallery.

To say that Lobelia is destined for greatness is in part true in the classic sense, but in a lot of ways, she has already achieved such status. Yes, her fan-base continues to grow and no doubt with the help of this current tour, her popularity will skyrocket, but if one is talking artistic greatness, then she has already achieved such status. If you are a fan of Sarah McLaughlin, Tori Amos, Paula Cole, or just gorgeous voices and writing to match, Lobelia will certainly be added to your list of favorites. With songwriting that is both beautiful and bittersweet, and a voice that will haunt your dreams, Lobelia is a performer not to be missed. If you would like a preview, you can visit her website at www.lobelia.net or www.myspace.com/lobeliamusic

As her very special guest, Lobelia brings with her Rob Szabo. Rob’s songwriting emparts a pop-sophistication and a bare bones intimacy that can actually prove disarming. Having criss-crossed both Canada and the US touring tirelessly, Szabo has developed a devoted following. On January 12th, a TV pilot was shot on Blennerhasset Island, and Rob was the featured performer. Don’t miss this amazing artist right here in our backyard. - 1-21-2007


New York City, Grafton, Europe: No, that’s not a typical tour schedule, I would imagine. We aren’t usually on the map of up-and-coming artists looking for a venue, but when that opportunity arises, we must take full advantage of it. On Thursday, January 25, at 7 p.m., Gallery 62 West will host not one, but two musical artists on the brink of breaking into the big time.

If you attended the Grafton’s 150th celebration, you may have seen singer/songwriter Lobelia. Her performance delighted and amazed the crowd, leaving them wanting more. Well, here is the chance to see her in an even more intimate setting. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear this world-class talent in a smaller venue. Rarely does one get to see this caliber of talent without leaving our city limits. Actually, she lived in Grafton for a short time years ago, before moving to Montreal. Lobelia has always felt a connection with Grafton and its people and has even expressed interest in having a home here. She enjoyed revisiting our town so much, for the festival, and felt such support while she was here, that she decided to include us in her tour schedule. She is just starting her Eastern U.S. tour, then will move on to Europe shortly after visiting Grafton. A true friend of the Taylor County Arts Council, she even donated several CDs for sale as a fundraiser for the gallery.

To say that Lobelia is destined for greatness is in part true in the classic sense, but in a lot of ways, she has already achieved such status. Yes, her fan-base continues to grow and no doubt with the help of this current tour, her popularity will skyrocket, but if one is talking artistic greatness, then she has already achieved such status. If you are a fan of Sarah McLaughlin, Tori Amos, Paula Cole, or just gorgeous voices and writing to match, Lobelia will certainly be added to your list of favorites. With songwriting that is both beautiful and bittersweet, and a voice that will haunt your dreams, Lobelia is a performer not to be missed. If you would like a preview, you can visit her website at www.lobelia.net or www.myspace.com/lobeliamusic

As her very special guest, Lobelia brings with her Rob Szabo. Rob’s songwriting emparts a pop-sophistication and a bare bones intimacy that can actually prove disarming. Having criss-crossed both Canada and the US touring tirelessly, Szabo has developed a devoted following. On January 12th, a TV pilot was shot on Blennerhasset Island, and Rob was the featured performer. Don’t miss this amazing artist right here in our backyard. - 1-21-2007


Discography

Bare Reality of Radio (Comp) 1994
The Darker Side 1994
Demo 1997
Solitary World 1999
040515
Morgantown and Montreal (In production)

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Bio

In these days of musicians counting myspace plays and friend requests as a way of measuring popularity, it's easy to forget that not too long ago the much lamented MP3.com was making stars of its own (and paying them, no less!) with independent artists racking up ten of thousands of plays. And some whose play count went from tens to hundreds of thousands, and then to millions. Enter singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Lobelia, whose profile on that original indie music portal lead her to places most independent musicians only dream of - lucrative sponsorship deals, a publishing contract and a feature in Billboard magazine. After stepping back from the live scene for a couple of years, 2007 has seen Lobelia log thousands of train and road miles (eschewing planes where possible in these enlightened days of climate change) touring across Europe and the US, playing to rapt audiences at festivals, clubs and house concerts and winning fans wherever she goes with a mixture of humour, humility and transcendent melodies.

Playing in a duo with acclaimed British bassist Steve Lawson, Lobelia's sound blends hook-laden adult pop with a more spacial ambient sensibility reminiscent of David Sylvian, Talk Talk and The Blue Nile. Singing songs of love and loss, her star is once again on the ascendancy, with the coming year promising at least two new albums and more touring in Europe, the US and further afield.

Steve Lawson and I will be at winter NAMM demoing the Looperlative so don't forget to stop by and say hello!