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 DC 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 her childhood filled with travel, her essential grounding comes through in her uplifting music and keenly insightful lyrics.
Prior to becoming a Washington-area resident, Thompson called a lot of places home. The daughter of a minister, she was born in Iowa, but lived in Moscow, Russia in the early 1990’s. She spent her adolescence in Austin, Texas, where she recorded her first record and graduated high school. Then she was off to Wheaton College in Illinois to major in political science, while playing out at cafes in around Chicago.
Since 2008, DC has been home to Tiffany, and she’s toured throughout the East Coast and Mid-West as a solo artist, fusing together story-telling folk and pop songs. She has recently been the opening act for America at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, and Mindy Smith at Jammin' Java in Vienna, Virginia. On her April 2011 EP, Tiffany has created an acoustic, jazzy collection of colorful pieces about life and love. Her most recent single, a collaboration with LA based producer Chris Franz, demonstrates her maturing talent and sonically points to south towards more of an Alt-Folk sound.
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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