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Aug
12
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New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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Press


"This is no chopped liver!"
-Kim Clark, WNCW, Asheville, NC

“Lyrically, Boyd shows an independent spirit that is refreshing to me in this genre.”
-Christy Smith, Johnson City Press, Johnson City, TN


“Long-known in the East Tennessee region as a Celtic diva with wit, grit, and a hint of twang…”
-Laura Blackley, Asheville Citizen-Times, Take 5, Asheville, NC


…“unkept woman, shows off Boyd’s unique, slightly edgy voice (one that, in some weird way, recalls 4 Non-Blondes lead singer Linda Perry). Boyd’s music, however, is miles removed from the rocky pop of the Blondes: She evokes her own purer rock formula on the path of the introspective songwriter. “
- Stuart Gaines, Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC


“Boyd is not afraid to experiment with different sounds…”
-Brenda Lee Kozuch, OffBeat Music Magazine, New Orleans, LA
- varied


* multiple appearances

(new york, ny)
caffé vivaldi*
make music ny
postcrypt, columbia univ.
tea bag variety hr, silk rd cafe

(brooklyn, ny)
bar4
capone’s bar*
cattyshack*
laila lounge*
living room lounge*
voxpop*

(new orleans, la)
apple barrel*
carrollton station
contemporary arts center
country club*
d.b.a.
fairgrinds coffee*
howlin’ wolf
kerry irish pub*
la music factory*
mother-in-law lounge
neutral ground*
o’flaherty’s irish pub*
rock ‘n bowl
wtul
wwoz

(shreveport, la)
noble savage
sully’s downtown

(asheville, nc)
bearly edible
café soleil (chocolate festival)
the gray area
grey eagle traveling bonfires*
indigenous tea house
karmasonic’s music
malaprop’s café*
traveling bonfires series*
relaxed reader*
the root bar
sweet heaven*
wncw local color*

(knoxville, tn)
europa café*
patrick sullivan’s back room
preservation pub*
time warp tea room
wdvx blue plate special
wutk

(bristol, tn)
ireson’s pub*
family race day
java j’s espresso bar
o’mainnin’s pub*
on 5th martini bar
rhythm & roots reunion festival*
state line bar & grill*
the vinyard

(abingdon, va)
caroline’s*
java j’s stonemill

(black mountain, nc)
town pump

(brevard, nc)
quotations coffee café

(bryson city, nc)
across the tracks

(cosby, tn)
cosby ramp festival

(cleveland, tn)
the duff

(damascus, va)
damascus old mill* (trail days)
baja café

(del rio, tn)
hotoberfest*

(flat rock, nc)
the back room*

(galveston, tx)
galveston opera house

(greene co., tn)
cutshaw nation festival
greene valley benefit
hemingway’s
running deer music fest

(hendersonville, nc)
black bear coffee

(hickory, nc)
drips coffee house

(hot springs, nc)
paddler’s pub*
bridge street café

(johnson city, tn)
acoustic coffeehouse*
down home*
eve’s pub*
halo’s
nelson’s gallery*
potter’s pub
salvation army (walnut st.)
wets*

(jonesboro, tn)
hemp awareness festival
music on the square

(kingsport, tn)
woodstone bar & grill

(maryville, tn)
brackin’s bar* (foothills fall fest)
southland books

(morristown, tn)
java garden*
the downtown*

(sylva, nc)
soul infusion tea house

(terlingua, tx)
starlight theatre
terlingua springs market

(weaverville, nc)
blue mountain pizza café*
well bred bakery & café*

(wise, va)
bonterra food & art café* - by City


Discography

ep: hunger, 2007
her most recent album with the yes men is described as the genetically engineered child of Ben Harper, a lo-fi Joni Mitchell & Hüsker Dü :

1. hunger to be fed 2. move ahead 3. train 4. non-existing girlfriend 5. what happened

album: unkept woman, 2004
vanessa’s full-length album is a chronicle of a woman exploring her relation to culture, adventure, family, romance and independence : written mostly while living in morocco, it consists of 14 songs, 12 original

1. old dan tucker (public domain) 2. too late to call 3. token comforts 4. hell yeah 5. tell me child 6. same sky 7. maghreb winter 8. rock & roll (led zeppelin) 9. company 10. unkept woman 11. no lesson too late 12. friends of mine 13. storm comin near 14. you so cold ::

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Bio

"I like the skillful pairing of exotic-sounding percussion with otherwise rootsy instrumentation. I’ve heard other DJs comment about that as well."

--May 07; Kim Clark, Music Director WNCW (Asheville, NC) 

It goes like this:
Viola to Piano to Guitar; add in Eukelele, Hajhuj and a new Synthesizer; write and sing.

Texas to Louisiana to France to Tennessee to Morocco to New York. Shreveport, New Orleans, the West Texas Desert, Knoxville, Asheville, Bristol, Galveston, Rabat, Lille, Brooklyn, Manhattan.

Rambling, traveling, musical theatre, festivals, busking, dives, restaurants and bars, clubs, theatres and houses.

The newly released Hunger is receiving regular airplay on independent radio. New projects are already underway in New York.

TIDBITS : Vanessa sang with a full orchestra & received a standing ovation from a 300 + crowd entitling her to a college scholarship in 1996 : She was a radio DJ for three years and Co-Program Director for one at KSCL : After learning the basic chords from her college roommate in 1996 she wrote her first song on guitar while attending CMJ in 1997 : Vanessa works as a Production Coordinator converting & recording sound files in NYC : She has a mailing list of about 1,000 people : She has played more shows than days in the year & given more interviews than days of the month : Vanessa has strong web presence & has dipped her toes in booking, promoting & managing ::

www.vanessaboyd.com
www.myspace.com/vanessaboyd
V2K, 244 Fifth Ave, Ste V207, New York, NY 10001