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Sessions from the 17th Ward

Amber Rubarth

[ Binaural + CD ]
01. Hold On     5:41
02. Don't You     2:12
03. Strive     1:17
04. A Kiss to Build a Dream On     2:46
05. Down Home     2:05
06. Novocaine     4:57
07. Darkest Dark, Brightest Bright     1:47
08. Tundra     2:16
09. Good Mystery     3:20
10. Washing Day     5:05
11. Sneak     2:16
12. Full Moon in Paris     3:26
13. Just Like a Woman     3:57
14. Storms Are On the Ocean     3:39
Amber Rubarth has become a fixture in New York's indie scene, named #1 Best of NYC Songwriter by Deli Magazine last year and grand prize winner of NPR's Mountain Stage New Song Contest.   Over the past 7 years Amber has toured Europe, Japan and the US, including recent appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center Atrium.   She is currently composing the score for the upcoming documentary Desert.
Her songs have attracted enthusiastic praise from NPR All Songs Considered, The Huffington Post, BBC Radio, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and a Sun Studio Session airing nation-wide on PBS.   She has shared the stage with many artists including Loudon Wainwright III, Jason Mraz, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), Colin Hay, Martin Sexton and Lisa Loeb.   Rubarth now composes for films as well, most recently writing music with Paul Brill for the highly acclaimed Sundance Film Festival winner Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.

The Chesky Records Binaural+ recording technique, fit for both speakers and headphones, captures the timeless sound of musicians playing in great acoustic settings.   And now, starting with the Binaural+ sessions, Chesky Records has taken that approach to the next level.   Singer-Songwriter Amber Rubarth, Cellist Dave Eggar, Violinist Tim Snider and Percussionist Chuck Palmer join forces, and combine their unique musical vocabulary to create Sessions from the 17th Ward.   Together, this innovative team fuses classic songwriting and acoustic music to create a sexy, yet sophisticated album.

The catchy, upbeat “Full Moon In Paris” proves Amber Rubarth's crossover appeal, showing off her talents as a songwriter during the infectious chorus, and in a bridge that brings the song full circle.   “Don't You” merges the four musical talents perfectly, showcasing each artist's talent in a moment of pure bliss.   Sessions from the 17th Ward will make you fall in love with Rubarth's genuine, unique voice and musical style.

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