Stefanie Fix

Stefanie Fix

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Stefanie Fix creates sexy, sophisticated mondern rock with a lo-fi edge. If you could cross Jeff Buckley with Aimee Mann and imagine it being produced by Daniel Lanois, Owen Morris & Noel Gallagher - well, you get the picture; mostly Stefanie sounds like Stefanie

Biography

Bio

It's been a long and tangled road for Stefanie Fix’s stunning, intricate new album, Crooked Smile, but three years’ worth of major life changes, including a move to Austin, TX, never compromised a clear musical vision. Now this songwriter’s songwriter returns with her finest collection of songs yet. From the playful, optimistic opening track “Let the Sun Shine Thru You” to the hushed sophistication of “Holy Shit Ma,” the tracks on Crooked Smile reveal a sprawling, hard-fought range of emotions about love and identity, delivered with the musical palette to express them all. These are mature songs about complicated sentiments.

Fix re-invents herself with every new musical project. The continuity lies in her distinctive voice and astonishingly honest lyrics that are crafted to be emotionally revealing without having to be personally revealing. The result: remarkably universal songs that speak to anyone willing to listen.

Like a magnet, Stefanie Fix manages to draw a world-class musical cream of the crop to all her projects. Crooked Smile was produced by Stephen Doster (Willie Nelson, Nancy Griffith, Dr. John) & Johnny Goudie (Goudie, Canvas, Endocine). The CD also features the likes of Dony Wynn on drums (Robert Palmer, Steve Winwood), Brad Houser on bass (Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians), Stewart Cochran on keys (54 Seconds, Jimmy Lafave) and Jon Sanchez on guitar (The Summer Wardrobe).

Stefanie’s last full length CD, SURVIVAL was co-produced by Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) and the late Bob Mayo (Hall & Oates, Peter Frampton). Recorded in upstate New York, the CD received 4 stars from All Music Guide and Stefanie toured all over North America with SURVIVAL in tow.

But there was this internal itch. Stefanie realized that the music she was most excited about wasn’t what she was making. That itch was the genesis of her next project, Limited Sight Distance (LSD). A clear and conscious choice to abandon the confines of the singer/songwriter genre and embrace the emotive power of sonic exploration, LSD included contributions from Adam Snyder, Jason and Justin Russo (all formally of Mercury Rev) and John Parker (Varnaline). Produced by Kevin McMahon (The Walkmen, Home, Cakelike, and The Mooney Suzuki), Stefanie again attracted a musical “crème de la crème.”

Stefanie Fix wants to shake things up—on stage and in the studio—and Crooked Smile merges all the musical styles Stefanie has explored. “I think we found a way to allow the listener to hear the song as a well-crafted piece while also creating a sonic landscape they can lose themselves in. I wanted the guttural, genuine feeling evoked by lo-fi sounds, while still making conscious, deliberate choices around sonic expansion and contraction. I think that’s how we experience life—as a combination of murky confusions and recognized clarity. I knew we could bring that dichotomy to a CD and it would make sense because it’s how we really feel.”

Stefanie Fix performs regularly as a solo artist as well as with her full, studio band in the Austin area.

Lyrics

No Reason Now

Written By: Stefanie Fix

You were a dollar short. You were a day late.
But I believed in you anyway.
Got what I deserved. Got what I bargained for.
You sure taught me, didn’t ya.

There’s no reason now to take you in my arms.
There’s no reason now to tell you what’s going on.
There’s no reason now to make you see.
There’s no reason now, you knocked the wind out of me.

I think I’ll cry some more. I think I’ll tell you what for.
But then I think it don’t become me.
Gonna hold my head up like I ain’t been put down.
Gonna own myself. I don’t need you hanging around.

Chorus

I never knew what you wanted. Still don’t know where you’ve been.
But if you want to tell me I’m listening.
Don’t be so afraid. I might just cave in.
I might just let myself believe in you again.

Chorus

Holy Shit Ma

Written By: Stefanie Fix

Holy shit Ma we’re falling apart
And I don’t think there’s a net below.
Holy shit Ma the world is on fire.
I’m calling just to let you know

Holy shit Ma I was just holding on
When everything seem to explode.
Holy shit Ma is your television on?
Did you just see what I saw?

La de da da etc…..

Holy shit Ma this is not gonna stop
They’re gonna pound them until they’re all dead.
But they’ll make it look clean, like a sterile war machine
Like there’s really no mess at all.
And who’ll be left to tell once they’ve blown them all to hell
That it looked like one fall in New York.

La de da da etc…………..

Let the Sun Shine Thru You

Written By: Stefanie Fix

What makes you think you’ll never change?
What killed your dream? What was her name?
Cause I believe you could be strong. Grab the bull by the horns.
And let the sunshine through you cause you know it’ll just undo you anyway.

I put my hand to your face. Now kiss me gently.
It’s been so long. We’ve been running on empty.
But I won’t let you down. There’s no need to fight it now.
So let the sunshine through you cause you know it’ll just undo you
I said I won’t let you down. There’s no need to fight it now.
So let the sunshine through you cause you know it’ll just undo you

You were beautiful then. You’re beautiful today.
Nothing you can do. Nothing you can say that could make me go away.

Push it away, that fear on your face.
I know you’re afraid. It’ll be okay.
Cause everyone falls down. Lift yourself up off the ground.
And let the sunshine through you cause you know it’ll just undo you.
Everyone falls down. Lift yourself up off the ground.
And let the sunshine through you cause you know it’ll just undo you
I said, everyone falls down. Lift yourself up off the ground.
And let the sunshine through you cause you know it’ll just undo you anyway.

Cause you know it’ll just undo you anyway
You can’t change the way you feel with the words you say.
Cause you know it’ll just undo you anyway.

Discography

Footprints in the Sky (1998)
SURVIVAL (2000)
Limited Sight Distance-EP (2002) [alt/spacefolk]
Live at The Stanhope House (2003)
Crooked Smile (2007)

Set List

Generally Stefanie does 45 minute sets and can play up to 3 hours solo with 2 breaks - it all depends on the venues needs. She primarily plays all original songs occationally throwing in a cover song here and there. Full band can play 2/ 45 minute sets or one 1- 1/2 hour set.