Singer Crystal Shawanda Channels Spirit and Strength of Roots Music Greats on Her Testifying New Album, Church House Blues, Out Today, April 17th on True North Records
NASHVILLE, TN (Perfect Music Today) 4/21/20/– – For her second album on True North Records, Nashville-based singer Crystal Shawanda has channeled the spirit and strength of blues greats such as Etta James and Koko Taylor, paired with a contemporary delivery that makes the 10 tracks on Church House Blues (out today) a rousing testament to her powerful vocal and songwriting abilities.
Recorded at several Nashville area studios, Crystal Shawanda says that the recording sessions for Church House Blues allowed her to express herself without feeling like anyone was looking over her shoulder. “This is the most I’ve ever loved an album out of everything I’ve ever done,” she offers. “This is really who I am. It’s my most definitive album yet. All these songs reflect different aspects of who I am. It’s putting a finger on that definitively. I’m not trying to prove anything. I’m just being me. I’m done with trying to fit in.”
Crystal put together a special video talking about the things that inspired her in the writing and recording of this album. She talks about discovering blues music and the new world that opened up for her. While her upbringing isn’t typical of most, she explores thoughts that we can all relate to, particularly in these current times.
“We are all trying to find something that helps us get through life” she says and points out that “we’re more the same than we are different.”
Church House Blues Promo Video Link: https://youtu.be/
Crystal closes by saying, “Singing is my church house and that’s what gets me through. What gets you through?” It is something that is likely on all of our minds in this strange time of distant connection. Be kind to yourself and take care.
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