Highs & Lows
- Artist: Buffy
- Format: CD
- Release Date:6/13/2006
Los Angeles based Singer/songwriter Buffy has been branding her sound into the memories of listeners across America. It is difficult to find a single word that justly describes her live performances. Elements of funk, folk, and straight-up rock are the mainstays of Buffy's approach, however these genres can only partially express the undisguised and organic vibe she creates in a venue of any capacity. The original sound of her voice can range from the sensitivity of Jack Johnson to the uninhibited spirit of Janis Joplin. Her lyrical content and undeniable presence on stage invokes a social awareness and sentiments reminiscent of those conveyed at a Dylan or Difranco concert. Her debut album, Highs & Lows (mastered by two-time Grammy Award winner Gavin Lurssen), was released on April 25th, 2006 to a packed house at the infamous Hotel Café in Hollywood, California. Highs & Lows features performances by musicians who have recorded and toured with artists such as Lauryn Hill, Sean Paul, and Damien Marley. Shortly after the release of Highs & Lows, Buffy was a featured artist on the WB's Gilmore Girls 2006 season finale. Buffy has opened for Veruca Salt, Starbucks recording artist Sonya Kitchell, The Weepies, Samantha Murphy, and Deep Banana Blackout. She has recorded projects with many producers including the legendary Danny "Kooch" Kortchmar (who's worked with Carol King, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, and Jackson Browne). Though her roots began in a small town, Buffy has outgrown her turf with unmistakable talent and drive. Growing up, she performed with local theater and musical groups. While in high school, she landed roles in national touring rock musicals Hair and The Who's Tommy with Underdog Productions. It was during this time that she discovered her ability as a creative musician and has since performed with groups in many genres including funk, folk, R&B, jazz, pop, and hip-hop. Buffy's knack for writing catchy melodies and engaging lyrics land her roles in many projects including: writing/performing with one of Boston's hottest hip-hop trios, Olda Brotha Squadron, writing/performing on roots reggae album, Jah Works Revolution, writing/performing a song on Korean pop sensation Yun Sang's album, There is a Man, and creating music for television and film with songwriting team 'The Hang Factory.' Buffy attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts on an academic scholarship where she majored in Music Production and Engineering. At Berklee she performed with select groups including the Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley and Jazz/Hip-Hop ensembles. She was also invited to participate in the Berklee Women's Show at the world renowned Berklee Performance Center. She was chosen by President Roger Brown to sing on a children's album for Bright Horizons, an education program. As a side project, Buffy ran a weekly indie music night at Emily's Bar in downtown Boston. She also proved to be the most outspoken participant in one of Boston's televised panel discussions on Women In The Music Business. Buffy is currently touring to promote her debut album Highs & Lows.
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