Maia Sharp’s new album Change The Ending is the soulful amalgam of her diverse skills and rich experience. From the opening track, ‘Me After You,’ to ‘Standing Out In A Crowd,’ an anthemic ride up the road to confidence, to the album’s instrumental closer ‘Buy My Love (Remix)’ which features Maia’s tasteful saxophone playing, Sharp shows why so many industry heavyweights record her songs and sing her praises. The self-produced album features background vocals from her talented friends, the Rescue’s Adrianne Gonzales, Garrison Starr, Dawn Thomas and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Bonnie Raitt.
Luciana Souza is known for her interpretations of classic Brazilian compositions but she is also extremely well versed in the American jazz songbook. One performer that has had a tremendous impact on her own work has been the trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker. On Book of Chet, Souza reinterprets a number of classic compositions that the tragic but groundbreaking Baker made his own.
Her finest, most cohesive project to date features production by Craig Street and a virtuoso band including Chris Bruce, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jonathan Wilson, and David Garza. Special guests include Robert Plant, Ben Kweller, and Patty Griffin.