A First Encounter with Sloan Wainwright
By: iO Staff, March 9, 2012
Courtesy First Encounter Coffeehouse - Singer-songwriter Sloan Wainwright has been mentioned by The New York Times as having an "earth mother voice that she pours into unexpectedly sensitive blends of folk, jazz, blues and funk.”
Singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright defies standard categorization, consistently demonstrating her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto.
As part of the Wainwright musical dynasty, Sloan’s family tree reads like a “Who’s Who” of singer-songwriters, including her brother, the folk music luminary Loudon Wainwright, sister-in-law Kate McGarrigle, nephew Rufus Wainwright, and nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche.
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Her own incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs.
With a solid and impressive discography of eight original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing and perform live. At her First Encounter Coffeehouse show, she will perform classics as well as material from her latest album, Upside Down & Under My Heart.
In addition, Sloan has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops, including The Swannanoa Gathering, Summersongs, Wintersongs, WUMB Radio’s Summer Acoustic Music Week, and Lamb’s Retreat.