Daisies And Fire

by Jean Mann

Released 2007
Blue Flower Friday Records
Released 2007
Blue Flower Friday Records
Jazzy-folk with unabashed air of truth, multi-layered heart and soul-food, jean's most textured sound to date.
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"Listening to jean mann's music feels like being in a really amazing indie film" -Judith Avers

Picking up the guitar only 10 years ago, independent artist Jean Mann has created 3 full-length original albums. Known for her powerfully intimate live performances, Mann's music is enhanced by a harmonic blend of guitar and lush, swelling vocals, wrapping heartfelt, often heart-wrenching lyrics around the listener’s soul. Her newest release, “daisies and fire”, is the most richly textured work to date.
Daisies and Fire was recorded in Seattle studios, Froglips and Spikehaus Sound, and co-produced by Jean Mann and Bill Corral.

Players include:
Jean Mann on vocals, acoustic and tenor guitars, melodica, harmonica, percussion
Bill Corral on lap steel, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitars, accordion, melodica, backing vocals (Froglips Studio Engineer)
With special guests:
Wayne Horvitz on Piano and Hammond B 3 (Zony Mash, Robin Holcomb, Varmint)
Tom and Virginia Dziekonski on Violin and Cello (Teatro Zinzani, Seattle Symphony)
Will Dowd on drum kit (Jessica Lurie, Klezmer band, Spikehaus Sound Engineer)
Matthew Hopper on upright bass
Dave Paschal on Electric Bass
John Coffey on Baritone Saxophone (Get off the Stage)

Performance highlights:
Jean has opened for Peter Himmelman at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA and performed in Club Passim in Boston, CBGB’s in New York, and Sweetwater Saloon in N CA. Jean has shared the stage with Brendan Hill*, (Blues Traveler) * who co-produced/engineered Jean’s 2nd CD, “Seasons”, Girlyman, Vicci Martinez, Laura Veirs, Korby Lenker, Arni Adler (Uncle Bonsai), and Rachel Garlin. Jean performs regularly at NW festivals, house concerts, Unitarian churches, and has toured locally, regionally and nationally since 2002. Jean’s first CD, “Blossom”, is sold out, available in digital download: www.cdbaby.com/blueflowerfriday, "seasons": www.cdbaby.com/jeanmann.com "daisies and fire" here~!

BIO
Jean Mann was raised in a picture book brick house on Lake Whatcom in Bellingham, Washington, creatively stuffed into a 2+ bedroom house with 6 siblings, many cats, dogs, gerbils and a goat...your basic urban farm. Now based in Seattle in a historic cottage with just one small gray cat, she considers Seattle to be her second hometown and a little too big for this small-town girl.

Before her guitar days began, Jean had taught herself on a funky old $65 purple piano her mom bought for the family on Valentine's day (1976), and when she moved out to pursue life, had to leave the bulky musical beast behind. After picking up the guitar (1996), she began plucking out songs, teaching herself with songbooks ala Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt etc, and wrote her first song. on 9/9/1999, the day her mother passed away. Only then did she truly begin to hear and realize her own voice and a passionate, soulful calling to the world of songwriting.

"I've always been a believer that the heart and soul speak in simple languages, including the languages of music. Jean Mann proves this to be true by the brilliant design of her music." -Michael Allison, The Global Muse