Andrea Zonn - Love Goes On CD CD, HiFi Sound, Import, Deluxe Edition
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Elegantly combining bluegrass, country, Celtic and pop influences, Love Goes On features Andrea Zonn's crystalline soprano voice and superb fiddle playing on a gorgeous set of contemporary material. With an evocative balance of modern sophistication and folk sincerity, Love Goes On is a stunning debut from one of Nashville's favorite musicians. Features: • 24 bit/192 kHz Remastering • Audiophile Recording • Features the outstanding version of "Better Be Home Soon" Track Listing 1. Better Be Home Soon 2. If He's Ever Near 3. Love Goes On 4. Pages 5. Stained Glass Love 6. In My Own Backyard 7. You Remain 8. Galilee Road 9. Another Day 10. Welcome The Rain 11. New Night Dawning 12. Weather With You 13. Heads Up the Wrecking Ball
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This song was so beautiful, I did an extensive web search (since I didn't know how to spell her name or the title words correctly!) and finally found Andrea Zonn's debut CD "Love Goes On," which I am purchasing. Can't wait to hear the rest! Hope this Nashville / folk music artist is touring around here soon.
Apparently she has been a contributing artist for many "name" artists and groups, (Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and more), but this is her debut release.
Here's a promotional announcement I found on the web, from Roots Music Report, Articles: Nashville
...!!COMPASS RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM OF NASHVILLE SESSION ACE ANDREA ZONN!!
NASHVILLE, TN - Compass Records is proud to announce the debut ... . One of Nashville's busiest studio musicians, Zonn has contributed to albums by such acclaimed artists as Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, and innumerable other prestigious projects over the past decade. All the while, Zonn has been quietly perfecting her own music, a beguiling blend of bluegrass, Celtic, folk, and country influences that blossoms throughout the twelve tracks of Love Goes On.
Raised in a musical household, Zonn began studying classical violin at age five. Her father, the late Paul Martin Zonn, was Chair of the Music Theory and Composition Department at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, while her mother and brother Brian (who appears on Love Goes On) were also accomplished musicians. Andrea embraced bluegrass fiddle at age 10, upon getting frustrated with the classical violin repertoire that she was previously limited to. Moving to Nashville at 16 to pursue music full time, Zonn quickly rose to the top of the competitive studio scene by virtue of her unerring sense of grace and timing, combined with the technical polish imparted by her classical training.
A member of the Vince Gill Band since 1990, Zonn has balanced a rigorous touring schedule with an enviable number of high-profile recording sessions. Love Goes On features contributions from such illustrious supporters as Gill, Alison Krauss, Amy Grant, Tim O'Brien, Alison Brown, Jon Randall Stewart, Jeff White and a host of Nashville's finest musicians. Consisting of an impeccably chosen set of contemporary compositions from the pens of such renown writers as Beth Nielsen Chapman, Paul Brady, Neil Finn, Karla Bonoff, and more, Love Goes On is a bold new chapter in the life of this music city favorite.
Raised in a family of accomplished musicians, Zonn's father was a music professor at the University of Illinois, a clarinetist and jazz pianist. Andrea's mother is a world-class oboist and pianist, and her brother plays bass. She began studying classical violin at age five, took up bluegrass fiddling at age ten, then moved to Nashville at age 16. Along the way, she befriended Alison Krauss, who remains a close friend and mentor today.
Zonn's perceptiveness, combined with her vocal and instrumental elegance, allow her to shine. She sings with a pure, unpretentious voice that is very easy to listen to and enjoy. The music is laid back, at times almost surreal. Although some may find it a bit subdued and restrained at times, Andrea's vocals are well suited to the reflective messages she presents. She can also kick it into high gear on more uptempo numbers like the Celtic-influenced "Heads Up for the Wrecking Ball" and Crowded House's popish "Weather With You." Her choice of material comes from contemporary compositions of Karla Bonoff, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Marcus Hummon, Paul Brady, Neil Finn, Leslie Satcher, Craig Carothers, Don Poythress, Chapin Hartford, Harry Stinson and others.
"If He's Ever Near" was a hit for singer-songwriter Karla Bonoff, and Zonn's interpretation of the song is sung with a quiet, contemplative gusto, accentuated by Jerry Douglas' hot dobro fills. Zonn's multitude of strings (fiddle, violins, viola, chin cello) impart classical leanings to some of the songs like "Galilee Road." Vince Gill sings harmony on "In My Own Backyard," and the duo really carries this song. The album slightly suffers when too many slower-tempo'ed numbers are programmed back to back. Fortunately, "New Night Dawning" and "Welcome the Rain," provide some pick-me-ups at tracks 7 and 9. Nevertheless, this album is a fine patchwork of country, folk, Celtic and classical influences that will please you the most on a rainy day when a pensive mood calls for relaxed listening. Her rendition of the album's 5-minute title cut and closer, from Paul Brady, is best described as hauntingly and seductively beautiful.
Besides Vince Gill and Jerry Douglas, Zonn's project features able contributions from such well-known artists as Alison Krauss, Amy Grant, Tim O'Brien, Alison Brown, Jon Randall Stewart, Jeff White and many other fine Nashville musicians. Zonn exudes confidence as she takes us on an ethereal musical journey through life, love, inspiration, joy and bliss. Despite its subtle nature, "Love Goes On" is making some noise in musical circles, and her more uptempo and rousing numbers are those attracting the most attention from the radio dee-jays. (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)
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