For her first "Classical Album" the hyper-successful crossover violinist Vanessa-Mae has chosen to perform solid German repertoire-perhaps as a way of saying "my pop discs may have sold millions, but I can still cut the classical mustard". And cut it she mostly does, though not in the first item, Bach's Solo Partita No. 3 in E.
Nashville is a lifer’s town and Lillie Mae is a true music lifer, singing and playing on stages across America since she was but three years old. Her much-anticipated debut album, FOREVER AND THEN SOME, sees the Music City-based singer/ songwriter/multi-instrumentalist weaving classic country, bluegrass, and blues with her own extraordinary experiences to create a breathtaking song cycle of romance and struggle, solitude and adventure. Penned and performed with uncommon spirit and invention, songs like “Wash Me Clean” and the plaintive first single, “Over The Hill and Through The Woods,” stand out as snapshots of intimacies, encounters, and moments that matter, reverberating with earnest emotion and restless creative energy. Produced by Jack White III at Third Man Studio in Nashville, with GRAMMY® Award-nominated engineer Joshua V. Smith behind the board, FOREVER AND THEN SOME marks the long-awaited arrival of Lillie Mae as a genuine and gifted singer/songwriter, a bright new star that’s actually been here all along.