"The" Carol Gaylor www.gaylorandkatsu.com Say no more. Ultra-talented award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist (and web designer par excellence=;) Carol Gaylor generously lent her considerable talents to organize a benefit concert at Fairfax City’s own Firehouse Grill to raise over $2,000 for musician Jimmy Nalls, who is suffering from Parkinson’s. Carol can be heard playing all over town lately with Bruce Katsu, particularly at Zen Bistro. Fans just can’t get enough of her sultry voice, polished performance, and stunning smile.
Gina DeSimone & The Moaners featuring Pat Barron Quinn www.ginadesimone.com Singer, songwriter, guitarist Gina DeSimone was the 2005 Wammie Nominee for Best Contemporary Folk Recording for "The Moons of Jupiter" and for Best Contemporary Folk Instrumentalist! Way to go! Now with the infamous and multi-talented Pat Barron Quinn switching off on guitar and bass, David Savage on cornet and harp, and Ron Goad on percussion, "Gina deSimone & the Moaners" are really something to moan about!!
Laura Baron www.laurabaronmusic.com Award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Laura Baron has been recognized on both sides of the river and the pond, by both the Mid-Atlantic and UK Songwriting contests. Laura demonstrates her unparallelled versatility as a performer of folk, blues, and jazz, as well as selling thousands of copies of her children's music! With a voice that is mellifluous yet powerful, Laura Baron takes you on a wistful journey through her well-explored and thoughtful lyrics and fresh, unexpected melodies. Laura recently signed on with Azalea City Recordings to re-release her CD Stay With Me this spring. She was also nominated for a Wammie in the Folk music world! This girl can even scat. Check her out!!
Danielle Westphal www.daniellewestphal.com Willowy and elegant, when Danielle takes the stage, you know you've come to the right place. Danielle performed twice at the White House, Blues Alley, in popular clubs in Paris, on a popular French TV show in Monaco, and with her jazz trio on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. She did jingles for Radio Monte Carlo, and co-produced and starred in the charity benefit concert Divas of DC. She also co-wrote with Lynn Revo-Cohen and provided vocal tracks for the MASC award-winning When You Fall. Her first CD, High Standards, has garnered high acclaim as well as national and international radio air time. Well-deserved for our own home-grown French diva. Félicitations!
Isabella Perelman www.isabellamusic.com A performing songwriter, versatile on both the guitar and keyboard, Isabella's music is eclectic, with elements from folk and roots (American, Latin American, British, and European), classical, country, and jazz. She is fluent in Spanish and French and, as she was born in Rio de Janeiro, is a great admirer of Brazilian music, and also sings in Portuguese. I was lucky to have Isa perform backup vocals for me in Spanish at IOTA!! Come see her showcase at Aladdin's in Shirlington!!
Dulcie Taylor www.dulcietaylor.com A recent winner of the ASCAP Showcase at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, this versatile and talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalistlays down vocals, guitar, dulcimer, and harmonica on her award-winning CD's Diamond and Glass and Mirrors and Windows.
Cary Cooper & Tom Prasada-Rao www.thedreamsicles.com You want happy? You got it! Don’t wait for the Good Humor man. Pop in a Dreamsicles CD for sweet, sweet harmonies that’ll make you dance and make you smile. This funky pop-folk duo entranced listeners at the Sundance Film Festival with their real-life rollercoaster lyrics, intricate, catchy rhythms, and a heart as big and warm as the sun itself!
Fanny Lu http://www.universalmusica.com/fannylu/Home Colombian superstar Fanny Lu taps into the Latin rhythms of merengue, vallenato, and salsa in an irresistible mix. Currently up for a Latin Grammy, Fanny Lu performed recently in a stellar performance at the Hispanic Heritage Awards in Washington DC.
Lucy Woodward www.lucywoodward.com On the soundtracks of Disney’s “Ice Princess” and “First Daughter,” Lucy has appeared on Leno and at Jammin’ Java. Hold on to your chairs, people. Vulnerable yet edgy, Lucy lets loose on her new CD.