SINGER & WRITER
Crystalline vocals smudged with smoke and soul, Sutton Sorensen evokes the purity and ease of Alison Krauss with the smooth and subtle power of Shawn Colvin. Recording artist Tom Grant says, "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." As a songwriter her lyrics paint colorful images of bittersweet personal experiences, complimented by refreshing harmonics.
During her time in the Northwest Sutton was a featured artist at Jimmy Mak's, Music Millennium, and events for the international non-profit Good Samaritan Ministries. In January of 2013 Sutton relocated to Nashville, Tennessee to continue her journey as a singer and writer. She has been busy writing for her next record, and sharing her music at local writers rounds and showcases. Stay informed by signing up for her music newsletter here.
ALBUM: LONG, LONG TIME (2012)
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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