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Lilith Fair Contest: We’re at 117/634 – need to get into top 20 by Monday to make semi-finals

We’re at 117/634 – getting so close to the top 100 – and the top 20 is where we need to be by Monday to make semi-finals.  This is so exciting to think we have a shot at playing at Lilith Fair on July 5th in San Francisco.  The thought of putting together a band and rehearsing a full set, then performing for thousands on people seems like it’s actually within reach!

Would you be willing to spend 20 minutes or more judging tracks until Monday to help us reach the semi-finals?  If you get to our track, take a screenshot and send it to us and we will send you some goodies!

Judge on OurStage

or Judge on Facebook

Another couple of ways you could help:

1) Leave a comment on the page for our track

2) “Like” the track while you are logged into Facebook

THANK YOU!!

New audio sample: Right Here Now v2.0

Michael Logue and I have put in some more hours on Right Here Now, the track we are submitting at the end of this month for the Lilith Fair Contest on OurStage.com.  Give this new version of Right Here Now a listen and let us know your thoughts here on my blog.  Last time we posted a sample, we got some great, practical feedback from Barry Friedman (shorten the intro.) and Julie Maria Madrona (less reverb on the vocals).  Thanks for listening and sharing the production process with us!  Here is the new sample of Right Here Now (version 2):

[audio:RightHereNowV2.mp3]

Enjoy! – Catherine and Michael

Video: “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz LIVE at LadyFest 2008

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This is a live performance of “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz at LadyFest Nevada County, 2008.

Lyrics to “Nothing’s Wrong” by Catherine Scholz

Nothing’s Wrong

Music and lyrics by Catherine Scholz

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right.

I think I’ll sleep on the floor tonight.

In the dark, there is a place

where a labyrinth was once a maze

where dreams were born and dreams have died

I lay me down to sleep tonight.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

I think I’ll sleep with the stars tonight.

In stellar arms, in Love’s embrace,

I’ve got the moon to stroke my face.

I know I’ll find another rhyme

and some peace for this heart of mine.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.

(optional 3rd verse)

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

I think I’ll sleep with this song tonight.

This tender heart wears no disguise,

and thankfully, Love never dies.

Like the sun, when on the rise,

I will return to the open skies.

Nothing’s wrong,

nothing’s right,

Good night.


Lyrics to “Pearl” by Catherine Scholz

Pearl

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

So you’ve added up the figures

and counted all the costs.

but a shade of memory lingers

as the dew becomes the frost…

A love of no undoing

has caught you in its web.

Would you like to keep on crashing

Or brave the waves instead?

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl – I’ll be standing by the sea

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl -Meet me in D.C.

Now it’s time to make some choices,

pick your heart up from the floor,

put the sordid past behind you,

chase those ghosts back from your door.

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl – I’ll be standing by the sea

You’re a pearl – I will meet you by the ocean

You’re a pearl -Meet me in D.C.

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Lyrics to “Butterfly” by Catherine Scholz

Butterfly

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Up above the city lights,

far beyond the rain.

I caress the sky.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

There’s no peace like I feel inside,

I’m far beyond the pain.

My love fills up the sky.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Through the struggle I fight.

But look how much I’ve gained.

Don’t have to know why.

This is how I fly.

I am a butterfly

sailing on the wings of night.

This is how I fly.

Lyrics to “How does it Feel” by Catherine Scholz

How Does it Feel?

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

How does it feel to be whole?

How does it feel to be whole?

To stop the world just to listen to your soul,

becoming whole.


How does it feel to be found?

How does it feel to be found?

Walking alone or just standing on the ground,

you will be found.


(instrumental)


How does it feel to be you?

How does it feel to be you?

There is nothing in this world I would not do,

my friend, for you.


How does it feel to be free?

How does it feel to be free?

Wish you were here standing right in front of me,

feeling free.


(instrumental)

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Lyrics to “Cactus Flower” by Catherine Scholz

Cactus Flower

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Honey, I’m just sittin’ here thinkin’ on you.

Funny, I wasn’t expecting to feel so blue.

But darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

Honey, I’d be so tickled if you’d knock on my door.

Funny, I guess I’m not your sweetheart anymore.

But darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

(instrumental verse)

Honey, you’re shoulder’s colder than the Brainerd snow.

Funny, I never thought I’d have to let you go.

Cuz darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

Now when I said I love you, I did not lie.

Did you mean it when you said goodbye?

Now honey, I’m not fixin’ on someone new.

Funny, all I’m thinkin’ ’bout is loving you.

Cuz darlin’ you’ve got me eatin’ from the palm of your hand.

I’m just pinin’ like a cactus flower in the desert sand.

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Lyrics to “Movin’ On” by Catherine Scholz

Movin’ On

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Placed my heart into your hands.

Oh my soul, it understands.

You came to me quickly.

You caught me mid-air.

You loved me so neatly.

And now you’re not here to see me fly.

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Love is all around.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

You came to me quickly.

You caught me mid-air.

You loved me so neatly.

And now you’re not here to see me fly.

Rain is falling, I’m movin’ on.

Oh my soul, the time has come.

Love is all around.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

Oh my soul, should know by now.

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Lyrics to “Last Long, Blue Day” by Catherine Scholz

Last Long, Blue Day

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz, copyright 2008

Last long, blue day.

Last longer than damp night.

Last longer than human promise.

Last a long time…

And If I could change your mind

I’d buy you a little time and

Find you a peaceful place inside

To unwind.

Shake hard, blue sky.

Shake harder than shame.

Shake the blues right out of yourself.

Shake harder.

If I could change your mind

I’d buy you a little time and

Find you a peaceful place inside

To unwind.

Lyrics to “Just Not Like Her”

Just Not Like Her

Lyrics and music by Catherine Scholz

Some say she rations her kisses.

Some say she’s selling the lot.

Some say she’s smoking the smidgens of something she simply is not.

Come drink from her wineglass of wishes.

Maybe she’ll give you a shot.

‘Cause brother, you’re just standing witness.

Remember the love that you’ve got.

You see, this is her reckless memory of kisses and sweetness and wine.

Some say that she’s pining for penance,

dropping light-years down endless heart-mines.

But silence is all she requires for dancing and diving within.

So no one can make her a promise.

No one can do that again.

Can love track her down in the darkness?

She bids love to wring out the red.

Can lovers reshape the old treasons that run like the wind through her head?

She’s never been quite so forsaken.

She’s never been quite so unsure.

Her soul has not been quite this shaken.

She’s never allowed this before.

And it’s just not like her to be waiting around,

Standing alone with her feet on the ground.

No, it’s just not like her to be humble and free,

Hungry for humor and mystery.

Please come to her garden of wishes

and maybe she’ll give you a plot.

‘Cause brother you’re just standing witness.

Remember the love that you’ve got.

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Upcoming Gig: the 20th Annual Nevada City Psychic Fair

The lineup in the Stone Hall

The lineup in the Stone Hall

What listeners say about the music of Catherine Scholz…

What listeners have said about the music of Catherine Scholz…

“It is rare an artist comes along… where their music, their lyrics, dive deep through to your soul. Catherine Scholz is one of those artists…” – Linda Savitz

{Her}…music evokes so much emotion and beauty…” – Elisa Parker, KVMR DJ

“Cool, but not detached; passionate, but not preachy; intelligent, but not smarter-than-thou stylish alt-folk… informed alternately by Shawn Colvin’s eye for detail, Joni Mitchell’s ear for melody and a rootsy, homespun feel. The purity of her lullaby voice is framed by tasteful, understated playing and the overall effect is like a warm bed on a summer Sunday…” – Paul in the UK

“Warm, beautiful, straight to the heart…” -Barbara Tanksley

“There is something about Catherine’s music that seems to break down barriers… Her voice has a rich, real presence and friendliness… it’s also that her songs are as forthright and guileless as they are absorbing and alluring. This music may surprise you in how it opens you up. Listen… and see if you connect with this artist. You don’t have to try very hard. You don’t have to try at all.” – Bob Villwock

“Full body deep meaningful, yet soft and gentle, while being soothing and easy to listen to… pleasure and bliss…” – Sunwolf

“Reminiscent of the great folk singers that I grew up with, Catherine’s new CD is filled with heartfelt, emotionally provocative lyrics… With every listen, the songs keep taking me deeper toward a joyous, peaceful state of being…” – Tom Gill

“…Catherine’s songs communicate deep emotion characteristic of a woman searching for the maturing parts of herself. Love, loss, and meaning are presented in a pastiche that is true and irresistible. Her music speaks to all of mankind with gentleness and truth.” – MaryAnn Ferolo

Visit catherinesmusic.com to listen, for photos, video, interviews and more.

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New blog: SunSound Studios Spotlight featuring independent artists of Nevada County, CA

SunSound has a new blog that features Mp3 samples of artists who have recorded, mixed and/or mastered their projects with SunSound:
SunSound Studios Spotlight

About SunSound Studios: SunSound Studios is a modern digital sound studio for music production, broadcast radio production, web radio & podcasting, multi-media & spoken word.

Our vision is to provide the highest quality digital audio production with a diversity of support services in a positive & welcoming environment for our community and beyond…

In-house services include:

Pre-Production
Multi-Track Recording
Mixing
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Blog Design
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Podcasting

Production Packages for Demo’s, EP’s and full album projects

Classes in Audio Editing

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