Women On The Move Trio

Women On The Move Trio

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"Three distinct voices merged into one angelic blend. Great entertainment." Acoustic LA – Live!

Uplifting and unpredictable original songs vary in style and topics. From contemporary folk, to blues, pop and soft rock. Includes Joni Mitchell tribute with dulcimer. Guitar, mandolin, three part harmony. You will sing along, laugh, cry and tap your toes!

Biography

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:
JOAN ENGUITA WILLINGHAM (Palmdale, CA)
www.sonicbids.com/joanenguita

“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.

TRISH LESTER (Newhall, CA)
www.trishlester.com

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.

LINDA GELERIS (Glendora, CA)
www.lindageleris.com

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!


Lyrics

Rise

Written By: Bev Nelson, Cliff Nelson and Dee Briggs

Performed by Anna Montgomery and Teresa James

Can’t stand another day of rain, it’s my turn to shine
Take my troubles and the pain and leave it all behind
Got a broken home, broken dreams, friends I can’t fix
I been down so long it’s hard to breathe
Can’t take much more of this

I’m gonna rise to a higher place
Climb up that mountain face
I’m getting ready to fly
Soar like the eagles do
Reach for a star or two
Live not just survive

Chorus
I’m gonna rise, I’m gonna rise
You watch me pick myself off the ground and touch the sky
Yeah, I’m tired of being lost in this here storm
I wanna find me the sun and let it keep me warm
I’m gonna reach for an all-time high
I’m gonna rise

Been stranded on the shoreline with my sails down
I’m gonna raise them high, turn this thing around
Grab hold of every minute, time to take control
Feel the wind at my back
It’s lifting up my soul

I’m gonna rise to a higher place
Climb up that mountain face
I’m getting ready to fly
Soar like eagles do
Reach for a star or two
Live not just survive

Chorus

I’m gonna rise, I’m gonna rise
You watch me pick myself off the ground and touch the sky
Yeah, I’m tired of being lost in this here storm
I want to find me the sun and let it keep me warm
I’m gonna reach for an all time high, baby I’m gonna rise

I’m gonna reach for an all time high, I’m gonna rise
Oh yeah, oh yeah, I’m gonna rise,
Reach for an all time high, I’m gonna rise
I’m gonna rise,
Soar like the eagles do, reach for a star or two
Yeah, I’m gonna rise, I’m gonna rise
Baby, Baby, I’m gonna rise

You Forgot That I Could Fly

Written By: Garth Brooks and Benita Hill

Performed by Joan Enguita

With every step you pushed me ever closer to the edge
With your finger in my chest I did my best there on that ledge
Until the only way was reach for you or fall
A choice for which you thought I had no choice at all
With my deepest breath I turned and said goodbye
When I stepped off of that cliff I realized

Chorus
You forgot that I could fly
I was born up in the sky
Though I just found these wings again
It's the way I've always been
You forgot that I could fly
To be honest, so did I

With every chance you tried to change the way I used to be
Until the person I became was everyone but me
The more you did for me the less I tried
‘Til the one I used to be almost died
In my solitude I thought I found the end
Instead I found a long forgotten friend

Chorus

I can’t blame you anymore
You showed me to this door
Now it’s up to me

Chorus

You forgot that I could fly
To be honest, so did I

Don't Look Back

Written By: Trish Lester

Copyright January 2009
Trish Lester BMI
www.TrishLester.com TEL: (661) 254-1242

Don’t look back
Gotta keep lookin’ forward
Don’t look back
Gotta keep movin’ on
Time to give up the past, ‘cause it don’t last
Does me no good to keep holding fast
No more alas and alack
Don’t look back

Don’t look back
Leavin’ troubles behind me
Don’t look back
I made up my mind
No more grief, no gloom, no dread
No more power in the words you said
I’m ignorin’ that ol’ yakity yak
Don’t look back

I know I can’t change
What I’ been through
But I’m in control
Of my attitude

Don’t look back
I have faith in tomorrow
Don’t look back
I’m waitin’ up for the sun
I see in that light a future so bright
Every day is like love at first sight
I’m on a whole new track
Don’t look back

It’s a brand new day, gonna find my way
Start over again, hear me when I say
I’m on a whole new track
Don’t look back

Heading for Shore

Written By: JOAN ENGUITA

HEADING FOR SHORE
Joan Enguita, BMI

How can I save a drowning man
Who doesn’t want to be saved
How can I keep my head up high
When the waves around me rage

I reach out my hand
but you won’t take it
I say I’ll drown too
but I can’t fake it, no

CHORUS
I want to live
feel the sun on my skin
My heart is still beating
I want more
I’m saving myself this time
And heading for shore

It nearly kills me now to leave
I’ll surely die if I don’t
You’d let me sacrifice myself
But this time I won’t

I reach out my hand
but you won’t take it
I say I’ll drown too
but I can’t fake it, no

CHORUS

No argument, no farewell kiss
No pleading, no tearful goodbye
I never thought we’d end like this
You turn away and so do I, no

CHORUS

Heading for shore
Heading for shore

One Good Man

Written By: Joan Enguita

Joan Enguita, BMI

He says you look a bit tired
Running with the kids all day
Sit down and put your feet up
I’ll put those dishes away

Some say I’m lucky
But there was a plan
For this woman
One good man

CHORUS
One good man Who leaves the light on
Makes me laugh through all my tears
One good man I can count on
Through days and months and years
Part of all I am
This one good man

He tucks the kids in bed
I hear them say their prayers
He hums our favorite song
As he comes down the stairs

Some say I’m lucky
But there was a plan
For this woman
One good man

CHORUS

One day I told him,
“I’m so happy I could cry.”
He said, “You got it wrong darlin’.
I’m the one who’s blessed
To have you in my life.”

CHORUS

Discography

RED COYOTE RECORDS:

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.

Set List

The trio to performs songs from the CD. In addition, these indie artists perform other songs from their own repertoire and may include a Joni Mitchell Tribute segment if desired. Show from 1 - 2 hours (or longer) as needed.