Lock, Stock & Soul

WAL4110 2011-10-02

Track List

Til My Heart Quakes - 4:41
I Know - 3:02
Exploded View - 4:03
High Time - 4:33
He's a Lover - 4:03
Round & Round - 2:34
Until The Last Leaf Falls - 3:23
Ain't My Kind of Boy - 4:38
I'll Stay with You - 3:58
You're The One - 2:37
Lock, Stock and Soul - 4:04
Tidal Wave - 5:06
Lament - 2:58
Don't Leave Me This Way - 3:13


Alyssa Graham - vocals
Douglas Graham - guitar
Chris Bruce - guitar
Meshell Negeocello - acoustic bass
Keefus Ciancia - keys
Michael Jerome - drums

With iTunes lauding her as one of their “New and Noteworthy” singer-songwriters and Marie Claire featuring her as an artist “You Need To Hear,” Sunnyside Records is set to release the new full-length album from Alyssa Graham, Lock, Stock & Soul, January 31. Produced by Grammy winner Craig Street, Lock, Stock, & Soul exhibits Graham’s return to her pop and folk roots. The album succeeds The Lock, Stock, & Soul EP that garnered praise from AOL Spinner, Paste, MSN and Direct Current Music who called the recording a “remarkable, gear-changing project.” Graham’s 2008 debut on Sunnyside Records, Echo, was chosen as one of Elle Magazine’s “Music Picks” and acclaimed by the Washington Post, who said, “…it smokes!”

Graham’s self-released debut, What Love Is was heralded by All About Jazz as one of the “Best New Recordings of 2005.” In 2008, Graham signed to Sunnyside Records and released her second album, Echo, which charted at number 24 on the “Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Chart.” The New York Times also named Echo a “Critics’ Choice CD” and iTunes named it one of the “Top 10 Vocal Albums of the Year.”

Graham attended the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied voice and contemporary improvisation. With Lock, Stock & Soul, Graham turned to her musical roots for inspiration—the classic 60’s era folk rock of Neil Young, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan among others. Producer Craig Street helped assemble a renowned group of musicians including Me’Shell Ndegeocello playing the understated roll of bassist, guitarist Chris Bruce (Sheryl Crow and John Legend) and keyboardist Keefus Ciancia (Elton John and Iggy Pop) to collaborate on the album. Lock, Stock & Soul includes contributions from longtime musical partner and songwriter Doug Graham; friend Jesse Harris, who is known for his work with Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot; and Austin Music Hall of Fame member Davíd Garza.