Renee McCullough

Renee McCullough

 Arlington, Virginia, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

Nominated for three 2010 Wammie Awards through the Washington Area Music Association:

Best: Folk Contemporary
Recording
Folk Contemporary
Vocalist
Debut Recording

and in 2011 was again nominated for

"Best Folk Contemporary Vocalist"

Biography

Singer/songwriter Renee McCullough has been performing her raw and unique brand of Americana for over twenty years. Her intimate style has received considerable attention, and the debut CD, “Cool Me”, released January 2010, was produced by Grammy award winning engineer, Jim Robeson of Bias Studios and includes the talents of many award winning and respected local musicians. In 2011 she signed with Creative & Dreams Music Network based in Nashville.

Renee began her musical journey playing folk venues in Washington DC, which included passing the basket alongside Mary Chapin Carpenter in the mid 1980’s. She performs regularly in venues located in the Baltimore/Washington area, and received an honorable mention from the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Song contest for her song "Pink Room”. Most recently, Renee was a finalist in the 2009 BMI/Smithsonian songwriters showcase and received an honorable mention in the 2009 Mid-Atlantic Song contest for her song “Baltimore”. She opened at the Birchmere in March 2010 for national recording artist Jack Ingram. In 2010 she was nominated for three Wammie Awards through the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) for best Folk Contemporary recording, Folk Contemporary Vocalist, and Debut Recording and in 2011 was again nominated as best Folk Contemporary Vocalist

Renee can work as a solo, duo, or with her full band.

Email: moversandshakers@comcast.net
Phone: 703-862-7372

Visit her on: www.reneemccullough.com
www.myspace.com/reneemccullough

Lyrics

Pink Room

Written By: Renee McCullough

Pink Room

I always liked the way you looked
And the way you play a tune
I like the way you ignore me
As I walk across a room
You don’t need complications
I assume this to be true
But tonight I fell for you
In a small pink room

Last night we ate breakfast
In an overcrowded dive
My car was towed
We drove around
Looking barely alive
The moon sank at our shoulders
And the sun cast a hazy hue
I walked in and abruptly
Lost my heart to you

And I’ve got miles and miles to travel
Lot’s of explaining to do
Before I’ll see you another day
In that small pink room

You hugged me
And you kissed my cheek
And you put me to bed
I didn’t sleep, I lay awake
I thought of you instead

And I've got miles and miles to
travel
Lot's of explaining to do
Before I'll see you another day
In that small pink room

I’ve got miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
To travel
I’ve got miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles
To go

Weeds

Written By: Renee McCullough

Not long ago, I had a soul
Dreams were gold, love wasn’t bought and sold
And in this garden where my ashes churn
Beauty once thrived, it felt alive


Let me lead you
Through the weeds
Take my hand
Follow me
Through the winter
The winter of my discontent

Sweet providence, she doesn’t shout she screams
And all these fields of mystery, they burn and seize
And all this dirty laundry, well it’s coming clean
In the winter
In the winter of my discontent
Wilted values
Broken vows
Frozen hulls
Of grey and browm
Grey and brown

Let me lead you
Through the weeds
Take my hand
Follow me
Through the winter
The winter of my discontent

Discography

Debut CD "Cool Me"
Released January 2010

Cd is available at CD Baby/Amazon/i tunes and most other electronic outlets

Set List

Renee plays primarily original music but also covers several songs by artists like Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, and Patty Griffin