Women On The Move Trio
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Women On The Move Trio

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"CDbaby editor review by Brad"

Featured on the front page of CDbaby 8/18 - 8/20

Featuring 14 songs by a diverse group of artists, this compilation is filled with individual voices, each with a unique style, that are all united for a worthy cause. Domestic violence isn't the simplest subject to tackle as far as songwriting goes, but these women manage to face it head on with grace and sensitivity.

While a song like "Freedom" by Evonne Rivera adopts a positively upbeat approach that kicks off the album wonderfully, "Close To My Limit Of You" by Linda Geleris uses a more somber approach, putting the listener inside the mind of a woman who is at a dire crossroads in her life. The other songs follow suit, some strikingly hopeful and optimistic, others empathetic and understanding of how hard it can be to make sense of these tragic situations.

While the tracks all differ in their lyrical and topical approaches, the women wisely used the same studio and top notch backing musicians for all of the songs, giving the record a fluidity that is rarely seen in compilation records. Taking on rock, folk, blues, and hints of country, these talented singers, songwriters, and musicians never miss a beat. In the spirit of these sincere and heartfelt songs, a percentage of proceeds from the sale of this album will be donated to domestic violence shelters.

NOTE: CD baby states they receive 200 – 250 CD per day. They sell CDs for approximately 100,000 independent artists, and currently have 190,000 for sale. They told us this is one of the best CDs they have ever heard!!
- CDbaby www.cdbaby.com/cd/womenonthemove

"Beautiful Women On The Move--Magazine photo"

Issue #16 Under Studio Mix shows the photo taken at Universal Mastering with some of the artists and our producer, Travis Allen, and our mastering engineer, Pete Doell. - Music Connection Magazine

"Radio Interview"

Listen to an interview on www.womensradio.com CD BEAUTIFUL CD Producer Joan Enguita is interviewed by Pat Lynch of Women's Radio.

http://www.womenscalendar.org/WCContent/L.A.WoMeninMusic.htm - Women's Radio

"Performance Review--Trio"


Sabrina and Craig’s Acoustic LA – LIVE!

At Hallenbeck’s General Store and Café in North Hollywood


WOMEN ON THE MOVE – August 8, 2009

It was a wonderful night of music that really connected our audience with the amazingly entertaining musical variety that is “Acoustic L.A.-LIVE!”

WOMEN on the MOVE (WoM) -- the acoustic power trio of singer/songwriters Joan Enguita, Linda Geleris, and Trish Lester -- beautifully illustrated the axiom "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." Each is both a strong songwriter and solo performer, but as Linda, Joan, and Trish each took the spotlight in turn, the others provided back-up and harmony vocals that blended solo artist into mini-chorale.

Their vocal enhancements ranged from doo-wop accents to string-like smoothness, and when the trio united to sing as one voice in three-part harmony, the effect was magical; three distinct voices merged into one angelic blend. Add the variety of three individual songwriters whose mutual respect was evident, and the result was two sets of great entertainment.
- Acoustic Live L.A.

"Audience Review"

"Women on the Move" is at once a name, a description and a statement. This trio draws on generations of womanly whimsy to musically explore love and the soulful challenges of life. Drawing on the material of such luminaries as Joni Mitchell and adding dashes of personal reflections they entertain with harmonious originality laced with nostalgia. Their music is folksy and story telling. Their original works feature songs as varied as a European country chart maker, an ode to a mother's unshared past and a resolute anthem of perseverance inspired by the headlines of suffering during Hurricane Katrina. These Women on the Move look good, sound good, harmoniously complement one another to make for a fun musical night out. Go see Women on the Move. - Audience Member

"Internet Radio"

Playlist 9/07--

Three songs by Women On The Move:
Wonderful music by women we love"- Annette Conlon - www.netteradio.com

"Audience Comments"

"I just wanted to advise you that concert you put on last night at Cal Tech was absolutely fabulous. I got a ticket at the last minute and I am sure glad I did. I loved the songs, the beautiful voices and great personalities. It was a wonderful night. I bought the "Beautiful" cd and it is great." - Linda J, Pasadena, CA - email response--unsolicited

"Audience comments"

"I left the concert last night with a full heart." Dennis A., San Diego, CA - email response--unsolicited from Dennis A., San Diego

"Singer/Songwriters Become Beautiful"

By Dan Kimpel

Heart, soul and purpose: a cross section of female singer/songwriters dubbed “Women on the Move” lend their voices to Beautiful, a CD release from Red Coyote Records with a portion of the proceeds to benefit domestic violence shelters.
Among the many highlights are Joan Enguita’s title cut, and the sturdy vocals of Teresa James on two tracks. Other artists including Harriet Schock, Debbie Hennessey, Linda Geleris and Andrea Ross-Greene, deliver superb gems of songcraft to reinforce the collective themes of empowered womanhood.
The CD project is co-sponsored by Nashville Tracks in L.A. (www.NashvilleTracks.com), Los Angeles Women in Music (www.lawim.com); Universal Mastering (www.umusic.com); Kirk’s Graphics (www.kirks-graphics.com) and Disc Replicators International (www.discreplicators.com). For info contact Joan Enguita, 661-618-0964, joanenguita@hotmail.com. - Music Connection Magazine

"Target Audience Magazine"

Target Audience Magazine
First Reviewed:
December 09, 2007
Updated On:
October 12, 2008 .
Fall 2008 issue:

Beautiful by Women on the Move This is a compilation album by a variety of women and in a variety of music styles. Fourteen women from southern California, each with her own successes as independent musicians, have come together to make an album that reflects love, laughter, tears and empowerment. This CD project, both the CD itself and subsequent concerts, was made to benefit domestic violence shelters. But don’t be fooled – this CD is not about domestic violence. This is an uplifting CD meant to give women voices – strong voices meant to get us through the hard times and the good times. This is not a man bashing CD. If anything, given it’s countryish style, it affirms that there are good relationships, and women should not compromise themselves for a bad man, when, as the song “One Good Man” points out, there is a good man out there for you. The very next track “Take a Breath” is about leaving your man, but again, it does not either bash the man or victimize the woman. This album was performed by seasoned Nashville studio musicians, and you can here the twang in every song, even the one’s that are not country. This is a sweet album. Inevitably the album is about hope and resurrection. Each song has a different feel, as each song has a different singer/song writer. The concept is excellent and of course the cause is great. A portion of sales goes towards women's shelters and I recommend it if only for that reason. - online



2012- in the works: Women on the Move Trio acoustic CD.

2007 release: BEAUTIFUL--featuring 14 independent female artists from the greater Los Angeles area, known collectively as Women On The Move. Raising funds for domestic violence shelters. The CD is available for purchase at www.cdbaby.com/cd/womenonthemove
---Check out the review by CD Baby Brad posted here under PRESS.



After a near fatal 2014 car accident, Joan Enguita Willingham and Women on the Move Trio are making a comeback. They are releasing a new CD, HONEY WITH MY TEA, and touring again.

Joan Enguita Willingham, Linda Geleris and Trish Lester joined forces to tour as an acoustic trio, sharing original music, folk and pop favorites, and beloved Joni Mitchell songs. Hear what happens when three lead singers create harmonies at the "audio" section here. They were featured in a one hour interview/performance on KFPK Los Angeles on FolkScene with well known host, Roz Larman, as well as "River City Folk" hosted by Tom May, and syndicated on Sirius Radio's "The Village" station.

The trio took FIRST PLACE in the Vocal Competition at the Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival in Southern California. Touring: Portland Folk Society, Pasadena Folk Society, Arizona Folk Festival (Prescott), and GoGreen L.A., Cal State LA, College of the Canyons-Valencia CA,  as well as intimate house concerts, fundraisers, and women's conferences and events.

More on the artists:

“With a magical voice warm enough to melt a glacier, Joan is an accomplished singer songwriter who distills her life experiences into melodies and lyrics in the modern folk tradition" --Dan Kimpel of MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE.  Past board member of LA Women in Music (LAWIM). Joan spent nearly half her childhood in Europe as the child of a military career musician. She learned many of her guitar patterns in studies with Jeffrey Van at the University of Minnesota. Among other awards, she won a $2500 prize in the “Music from Home” competition by Ritter Ranch. She was featured in a one-hour interview on River City Folk on XM Radio station The Village.


With a heartwarming folk style and some truly original lyrics, Trish Lester leaves listeners laughing, crying and humming along. Named Los Angeles Women in Music’s spotlight member in October 2007, Trish has won several songwriting awards. The title track from her CD, PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE, was picked up for a National Public Radio compilation album produced by the “Car Talk” show and is now playing across the nation. Her tribute to troops and veterans, “Thank a Soldier,” is shared on a half-dozen patriotic Websites, and several of her other songs are receiving airplay in Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.


With a smoky voice, easy rock beat and catchy hooks, Linda Geleris writes unique and honest songs spanning a broad range of subjects and emotions. Her song "Call Me Crazy" is featured in a Columbia Tri-star Film, and her second CD, IF I ONLY HAD A MINUTE, is full of imagination, depth, warmth and humor. Linda is the founder of SongNet (www.thesongnet.org), a free and friendly organization that helps songwriters grow through peer networking and monthly visits by music industry professionals.

COMING UP: tour schedule in the works

WEBSITE: WomenOnTheMoveTrio.com
Follow the group on Twitter: @WOMtrio
And on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WomenOnTheMoveTrio

CD BEAUTIFUL was an EDITOR'S PICK for Easy Listening/Adult Contemporary at CDBaby for four years. Check us out at www.cdbaby.com/cd/womenonthemove CDBaby has over 200,000 CDs for sale, and we are so honored to have been singled out this way!