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Sutton Sorensen

 

About sutton...

 

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon.

2013 transplant to Nashville, Tennessee.

First love? Singing. Need a singer? Ask.

 

 

 
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Original demos


 
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Long, Long Time

by Sutton Sorensen

Sutton's debut album, Long, Long Time, features an artful combination of three original compositions and six popular cover songs. An arrangement of lesser-known folk tune "So Says the Whippoorwill" is the sweet centerpiece of an otherwise hauntingly performed, soulful album. The remaining covers highlight forty years of popular music, tying an original knot with the acoustic folk style of Joni Mitchell and the ambient sound and world music blend of Peter Gabriel.

Long, Long Time showcases the intricacies of Sutton's vocals, which range from ethereal to emotionally laden, often resulting in a surprising blend of these natural opposites. Recorded at Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studios and produced by venerated guitarist/composer Tim Ellis (Craig Carothers), the project was engineered by Steve Sundholm (Lady Antebellum & Jim Brickman), Dean Baskerville (Sheryl Crow, Pink Martini) and Bob Stark (Everclear & Esperanza Spalding). Sundholm also mixed and mastered the album, which helped unify the challenges of such a versatile project.

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PRESS

"Sutton's voice is a tender, beautiful instrument. Whether singing a cover song or one of her thoughtful originals, she is owning every syllable with a deft touch plus oodles of heart and soul."

- Tom Grant, tomgrant.com

 

"... A singer with a hook in her voice so strong it swung the room, changed the temperature... How do you eat when a voice from someone you’ve never seen cuts you?... More amazing was the outpouring of emotions from the crowd after she packed her gear to leave. She didn’t get everything packed away, and maybe that’s the difference maker. She left a feeling of hope... What Sutton left behind that night was remnants of The Dream... the one where a talented local breaks away... At every stage of life there’s a time to step up, to collect yourself and put your best foot forward. Sutton Sorensen knows how to tell time. She knows how to keep time. From the way she works a song, this is her time."

- David Gillaspie, BoomerPDX

 

"It was hard for me to open Sutton's new CD. It wasn't because, like most CDs, hers was permeated in tight plastic shrink wrap, but because I couldn't stop staring at the cover. Her understated beauty and grace had me hypnotized. When I shook myself out of my stupor, opened the CD and listened, I was amazed to hear a voice that matched the image I had imagined her to be. Her voice was as beautiful as a gentle summer breeze, pitch perfect and soothing. The cover songs that were featured fit her voice perfectly, and her original material was rich with emotion and lyricism. The production was top shelf, and the mixing was deep and wide. All around a wonderful first release by a soon to be very popular artist."

- Dave Friedlander (Prince & Pink Martini), Sir Round's Sound

 

"Sutton's record is like a well-crafted wine. More red than white, with complex flavors and aromas of lavender, rhubarb, dark and red cherry. Very faint wood smoke gives a sweet smoked cherry impression. Very little acidity at the beginning, but starts to build at the back end, leaving a mouth-watering persistence."

- Steve Sundholm (Jim Brickman & Lady Antebellum), Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studios

 

"Editor's Pick"

CD Baby, CD Baby: Discover Music, Issue 2 ~ June 2012

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