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Published: 5/29/2008

Writers On The Storm

Colin Brooks

“Driven by Brooks’ ragged-but-right vocals and greasy dobro licks, the album delivers a refreshing 50/50 mix of blues-based Americana roots and good old- fashioned pop hooks,” writes Performing Songwriter. Colin Brooks is a self proclaimed “slinger-songwriter”, a lover of fine sippin’ tequila, and one of Kerrville’s New Folk Winners in 2003.  Just off a 3 month Australian tour he garnered this review at the Woodford Folk Festival. “Colin Brooks…was moodily magnificent…not since Jeff Lang has anyone made such an impression” The Barfly, Cairns Brooks has just released a brand new record called “Blood and Water”. The Austin Chronicle says it is “spare and ragged…with skillfully told tales and wistful melodies.” It is a naked, acoustic smoke signal leading the way to “Water in the Sky”, a roots/rock recording to be released this winter. The song “Water in the sky” is included on the new KGSR (Austin) compilation benefiting Juvenile diabetes.

Kylie Edmond
Kylie Edmond left the sun-drenched beaches of Perth, Western Australia, for the crazy yet beautiful insanity that is NYC in 2002. The Big Apple has since become her home and muse.  Though it was while sitting in a London hotel room in 2000, watching the rain, when she decided it was time to follow her heart and pursue her passions.  Armed with songs that remind many of endless summer days, love and sunshine, Kylie is ready to embark on her musical adventure in a big way.
"Edmond seems to have a rare understanding of what ingredients are necessary to make a pop song pop."ww.caughtinthecarousel.com/">www.caughtinthecarousel.com
"Edmond has crafted a little bit of pop/rock magic....in a perfect world you’d hear Ms. Edmond on your radio twice an hour."ww.wildysworld.blogspot.com/">www.wildysworld.blogspot.com

Jodi Shaw
Jodi Shaw, a native Canadian, started her writing career as a poet, and through her talent, lure, and determination became one of the exemplary songwriters of our time. Her debut album The Myth of Patience was selected by Boston’s Metronome Magazine as one of its Top Five Album picks for July 2001, and her most recent release Snow on Saturn was picked by Collected Sounds as one of the best CDs of 2005.  Jodi’s song “Savannah Smiles,” from the Snow of Saturn record, was runner-up in the 2005 UK Songwriting Contest for Folk/Country, while 5 others were picked as finalists. You can see Jodi perform at numerous New York City venues, as well as clubs and music conferences around the country, and in Canada.

Denise Marsa
Denise Marsa is an accomplished and published singer/songwriter and producer. Her music has been published worldwide by Warner Brothers’ Music, UK and then Warner/Chappell Music, Los Angeles. While working with the music publishers, Marsa spent years living and writing in London and Los Angeles before finally returning to New York City.  Her songs have been interpreted by artists throughout the world from Israel, Japan, Argentina, Spain, Switzerland, England and Greece.   Her music has also been featured in film and TV productions worldwide.  Marsa was also the lead vocalist for the international top ten Billboard dance hit record “Helpless” by The Flirts just prior to her signing her first p