Vaughan Penn

Vaughan Penn

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Vaughan's flexibility broadens and expands the appeal of her music to a wide and varied audience. Her inventive and thought provoking style draws comparisons to similar artists such as Sheryl Crow, Shawn Colvin, Avril, Lucinda Williams, and Nanci Griffith.

Biography

Vaughan Penn is a singer, songwriter, musician and performer from North Carolina who moved to Los Angeles, Nashville, and toured Europe but she has returned to North Carolina for a time of writing, recording, and performing her music in both small and large venues. In the past three yars she has had the pleasure of opening for such luminaries as Melissa Etheridge (Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek), Huey Lewis and The News (Regency Amphitheatre in Cary), The Indigo Girls (Regency Amphitheatre in Cary), Nanci Griffith (Sunset Music Festival in Newport), and Edwin McCain(Speedstreet in Charlotte). She has also shared the stage with Emmylou Harris, Angie Aparo, Shawn Mullins, Buddy Miller and the Delevantes and others. Vaughan’s unique style of music appeals to a wide and varied audience. Her live performance combines a captivating stage presence with a sincere passion for connecting with her audience.

On February 21, 2003 Vaughan released her third cd, Transcendence. The songs on Transcendence have been well received by Directors and Music Supervisors and seven songs from the CD have been used on major network television shows and new DVD’s. Most recently, a song was chosen for the upcoming "Dawson’s Creek" DVD and Internet Soundtrack. A song, “If You Could See,” was featured on the January 22, 2004 episode Fox TV’s hit drama Tru Calling. Three songs from Transcendence, “The Deeper I Fall,” “If You Could See,” and “I Can’t Help Myself,” will be featured on the new 20th Century Fox "Roswell" DVD to be released in April 2004. Another song from Transcendence, “Brokenhearted,” was used on three major television shows in 2003, Fox TV’s hit drama Boston Public which aired on April 28th; Fox TV’s Tru Calling on November 13th; and, most recently, “Brokenhearted” was chosen for Jerry Bruckheimer’s (American Gigolo, Flashdance, Beverly Hills Cop), SKIN which premiered in the Fall of 2003.

Vaughan’s first music placements were songs from her second indie cd, Somebody Besides Yourself which she released in 2000. Four songs from the CD were featured on NBC’s hit show "Providence" and the reruns are currently broadcast throughout the world as well as US television. Another song was on NBC’s Cold Feet.

Lyrics

If You Could See

Written By: Vaughan Penn & David Rhyne

You’re lucky when love comes your way
You’re lucky in every single game you play
But you think / It’s almost Judgement Day ( aah aah )
You should be smiling ‘ while the world is throwing roses at your feet
When are you gonna believe

Chorus
If you could see you
Like I do. Like I do
If you could see you
You’d see everything’s gonna be alright
If you could see you
Like I do
You wouldn’t have to cry
If you could see you
Time has been by your side
But time has been takin’ you for a long hard ride
So I better send every single bit of love ( bit ‘a love ) (aah aah ) tonight to you

You should be smilin’ while the world is throwing roses at your feet

Chorus

bridge
If you could see you, like I do
If you could see you like I do, like I do
You should be smiling since the world is throwing roses at your feet, roses, roses
Roses at your feet.

Chorus

Lyrics: V. Penn
Melody: V. Penn & D. Rhyne
Music: V. Penn & D. Rhyne

Veeper Music (BMI) Newer Music (BMI)

Vaughan Penn –vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
David Rhyne – electric & acoustic guitars, piano, hammond B3, synth, bass, drums

I Miss You

Written By: Vaughan Penn

You were my Moses staff
You were my heart’s desire
You were my miracle
In this muddy mire

And God I miss you
I miss you
I miss you
Now I fall where I fall
I just lay where I lay
And I am what I am what I am
And what I’m not today
And God I miss you
I miss you
I miss you

The tables always turn
Another lesson learned
Do you see the face in the mirror who is wearing your name now?
And I still miss you
And God I miss you…

Faith carry you
Faith carry you
Let your faith carry you, carry you
Faith carry you
Faith carry you
Let your faith carry you, carry you, carry you
Carry you
Carry you
You were my Moses staff
You were my heart’s desire

Vaughan Penn – vocals, background vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, bass, percussion

Lyrics: Vaughan Penn
Music: Vaughan Penn
Veeper Music (BMI)

The Deeper I Fall

Written By:  Vaughan Penn & David Rhyne

Walkin’ on a moonbeam
Livin’ in a daydream
Heaven isn’t that far away
Lookin’ into your eyes
I come alive
And I’m totally carried away
Falling for you is the best thing that ever happened
Falling for you is the best thing that ever happened to me

Chorus
The deeper I fall, the more I know
The deeper I fall, can’t let you go
The deeper I fall down to the core
The more I know what love is for
You’ve got to know you’ve got the heart of me
You’ve got to know you’ve got every part of me you’ve got to know
Knowin’ that you need me
Lovin’ you is easy
It’s you and me till the end of time cause everything about you makes me happy that I found you
The stars are finally in line Falling for you…
You’ve got to know you’ve got the heart of me
You’ve got to know you’ve got every part of me

Lyrics and Melody: V. Penn
Music: V. Penn & D. Rhyne

Veeper Music (BMI) Newer Music (BMI)

Vaughan Penn – vocals, background vocals, percussion
David Rhyne – electric guitars, synth, bass, drums

Discography

Angels Fly (2005)
Eight songs from this cd have been featured on major network TV shows.

Transcendence (2003)
Seven songs from this cd have been featured on major network TV shows.

Somebody Besides Yourself (2001)
Four songs from this cd where on the hit show "Providence". Several songs co-produced by Ben Keith.

The World's Alright (1999)
This CD was popular throughout Scandanivia and continues to receive airplay in Norway and Sweden.

Set List

Vaughan prefers to do one hour to ninety minute sets but can do short 30 minute sets or 2 (45-50 minute) sets if required.

Set List:
1. A Million Angels
2. Truth
3. One Shade of Green
4. Ready To Rise
5. What Livin’ Was For
6. Bird in the Hand
7. Eye For An Eye
8. I Miss You
9. I Can’t Help Myself
10. Lover’s Road
11. Words in My Mouth
12. Sliding Down
13. Breathe
14. Holy Holy

Cover Songs:
"Heart of Gold"
"Landslide"
"Dreams"