Tiffany Thompson - Full Band with Amanda Lee
201 F St. NE
Washington, DC, 20002
7:30 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is all ages
"The Washington D.C. / northern Virginia area is known for its fast-paced, transient lifestyle and cacophonous atmosphere, but singer-songwriter Tiffany Thompson is imparting something quieter, more personal, and lasting to its character. While she fits right into eastern-seaboard society by virtue of being well-traveled and savvy, her essential groundedness comes through in her uplifting music and keenly insightful lyrics.
That core humanity in her work has its basis in the support she enjoys from her family and her faith community. The Thompsons' passion for music extends back at least two generations, and creative collaboration between them is apparent in such recent projects of Tiffany's as her new video and EP…
She says an idea is usually the beginning of a writing inspiration for her. "I'll think about some aspect of the way people relate to each other and what I have to say about it," she says. "Then I go to the guitar or piano and find the chord changes that express that. Lyrics usually come after that in the process."
She characterizes her songs as often having "little journeys" in them. The mood may be one of anxiety or loneliness at the outset of the first verse, but will find its way to hope or affirmation by the conclusion…"
Read the rest of this article by Barney Quick at http://www.indie-music.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8411
Born in Towson, MD and raised in the tri-state area of DC, VA, MD, Amanda Lee has minimal experience beyond the east coast realm of life. Her aching and yearning for more is apparent in her music and may just be the drive that takes her to far places.
Though the universal theme in most songs is love, Lee finds it to be the most challenging topic to write about. She finds most of her inspiration
from the toils of trying to understand the void that keeps her in constant searching.
Though one may hear some pop and folk sensibilities in Lee's songs, the "pop" or "folk" category do not quite pinpoint her sound. Her dynamic voice can calm you like lullaby and then lift into a high soar. Her lyrics are simple yet rich with meaning. Whatever genre it is, Lee's sound is soothingly addictive.
With the ambition of wanting to put her music in people's hands, Lee partnered with Pledge Music to campaign the funding of her first EP. With much success, her fans prevailed and thus Lee was able to start recording with Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios in Vienna, VA. Lee co-produced the album with Gutierrez and her bass player, Posido Vega. The album was released digitally in April 2011.
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