The following is a blog by artist, painter, illustrator, and recording artist Melody Pilotte (AKA Le Bas-Fond) recently published this lovely blog on her website highlighting my music. Enjoy! And don’t forget to visit her site, leave comments, and like her page on Facebook.
Avoiding finishing my record, to highlight another one of my favourite artists and friend, Jennifer Grassman. Jennifer is one of the most wonderful people I have ever known: incredible artist, loving mother, amazing writer. I truly admire her and her craft. She knows what she wants and goes for it. She’s genius. I have nothing but profound respect her on a professional and personal level. My favourite album of hers is Serpent Tails and Nightingales. Not to say that I didn’t like her first album, because I am obsessed with it. Obsessed. The title track is a George MacDonald reference. She had me at hello. Dusty,Haunted, Victorian Southern Gothic. Perfection.
Jennifer is a captivating , expressive, haunting mezzo-soprano. Her music and production values are so strong, and her records just get better and better. At the Back of the North Wind is so, so strong, and Serpent Tails and Nightingales is even stronger. Something about ST&N just clicks with me. It was the soundtrack to my trips through the South last year. It just hits you with captivating song after song. Her piano work, vocals and lyrics are like a well-choreographed ballet, with movement and ebbs and flows. Highlights for me include … READ MORE @ THE QUIET SIEGE