This song reaches #13 as a single, and garners McLachlan a Grammy - By 2010, McLachlan is making TV appearances and is a spokesperson in advertisements for the ASPCA Lilith Fair - Billed as “Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music,” the tour is conceived by Sarah McLachlan - For the last two years, the tour featured harder-edged artists such as Missy Elliott, Bonnie Raitt (the den mother)…… Sinead O’Connor, The Pretenders, Christina Aguilera, the Dixie Chicks, Queen Latifah, Pat Benatar, and others Tori Amos - Born Myra Ellen Amos in Newton, NC in 1963, Tori Amos was raised in Maryland - She was a gifted child musically, staring the piano at age 2 and a half - She began composing her own pieces at age 4 and won a scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory at age 5 - Amos signs with Atlantic Records in 1987 and works in clubs, landing occasional jingle work for commercials - Amos co-founds the organization RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) in 1994 - In 2002, Amos releases the Scarlet’s Walk album, which features the #14 song “A Sorta Fairytale” - The song was featured on several TV shows - The song will also hit #1 on the Adult/Contemporary charts - Amos releases her first Classical music album in 2011 with works by Debussy, Chopin, and Bach ‘90s Folk Jewel
3 - Jewel Kilcher was born in Utah in 1974 to parents who were folksingers - She was raised on a ranch in Homer, Alaska - She sang in bars with her father for money, and says that she perfected her yodel there - Jewel records he Pieces of You album, released in 1995, at the Innerchange coffee house in San Diego - The album is ignored by critics, and Jewel later calls it “Embarrassing” - The album features her sound-acoustic, folk-influenced, “with an astonishingly mature voice for her age” - “You Were Meant For Me” appears on the Pieces of You album - Co-written by Jewel, this track goes to #2 on the Pop chart and #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts - Features include gentle acoustic guitar, synth flute, melodic bass, and lower female harmony - Her 1998 album Spirit debuts at #3, with the song ”Hands” reaching #6 - The album has a richer quality and features Jewel’s mom singing the lead on a duet with Jewel on “This Little Bird” - She publishes a poetry book in ’98, releases a holiday song in ’99, and appears in the film Ride With the Devil Ani DiFranco - Ani DiFranco was born in Buffalo, NY in 1970 - She developed a unique and successful style of eclectic punk-funk-folk without relying on major or indie record labels - DiFranco picked up the guitar at age nine and played in local clubs before she was a teenager - By 1990, DiFranco started he own companies- Righteous Babe Records and publishing company - DiFranco’s financial success is based on being her own producer and record company executive - “Gravel” appears on DiFranco’s 1997 album Little Plastic Castle - DiFranco’s lyrics are narrative - Her vocals are almost shouted, with the ends of the phrases calm - By 200, her record company employed a staff of 15 and a dozen road crew workers -
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