We are proud to announce the signing of singer-songwriter Justine Bennett from Los Angeles, CA. Prior to her recent move from San Francisco, Justine put the final touches on her new EP Heavy Feeling which will be available on May 4th on most online retailers including iTunes and Amazon MP3. Head on over to her Myspace page and check out two new songs (“Heavy Feeling” and “Broken”). The 5 song EP was produced by Chris Seefried (Rosanne Cash, Low Stars).
Singer songstress Justine Bennett grew up amongst artists and hippies in the mountains of British Columbia, listening to the folk songbirds of her piano teaching mothers generation. As a late teen, she packed her things and moved to San Francisco. After years of playing on the streets where she lived, Justine recorded her debut album “Invisible”, which synched every song to television and afforded her performances at legendary venues such as the Fillmore in SF and the Troubadour in LA.
Her most recent work, “Heavy Feeling” is a mystical folk rock album, capturing her North Country influences and hauntingly unique vocal timbre. There’s something vintage in her angelic alto voice, that recalls other singing sirens, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks and Natalie Merchant, from rocks golden ages.
Producer Chris Seefried (Rosanne Cash, Low Stars) along with musicians David Immergluck (Counting Crows, John Hiatt) and Don Heffington (Emylou Harris, Ricky Lee Jones) have adorned this record with loose instrumental embellishments, creating songs that feel lived in and music that is timeless.
Brandon Rogers will be participating in a song circle tonight involving other Los Angeles, CA based songwriters including Stefani Scovolo, Lindsay Vinarsky and special guests. This will be taking place at O’Brien’s Pub in Santa Monica, CA and a FREE event. Check out the address below and hear more from Brandon Rogers here.