On Sunday Morning Sunshine I’ve always made it my mission to not only play the music and artists we know and love, those who originally brought us the enduring music from The Great American Songbook, but to also highlight singers and musicians whose talent and dedication to their craft don’t seem out of place when sandwiched in the playlist with Ol’ Blues, The First Lady of Song, The Count, Dino, The Sassy One, etc. Some of the newer vanguard who have had resounding success in the past number of years are certainly familiar to your ears like Harry Connick, Jr., Melody Gardot, Cassandra Wilson, Curtis Stigers, Landau Eugene Muprhy, Tierney Sutton, Peter Cincotti and Madeleine Peyroux.
And then there are those shining, hidden treasures just below the surface of stardom, their talent no less than many of our favorites, their lack of lucrative contracts or sold out Madison Square Garden shows not indicative of their dedication and excellence; they’re on the cusp, primed and ready for the world wide stage. One of those is a favorite of mine – Andrea Wolper. She’s a singer’s singer, a writer of music and stories who weaves magic when performing. Ms. Wolper is someone who supplies care and gives a nurturing element into every song she sings. It’s evident when listening to one of her recordings or when seeing her perform live, and when she sings it live she brings it full tilt!
Here’s a link to a just published interview in Riveting Riffs magazine in which the writer, Joe Montague, sits with Andrea to talk to her about life, music, and everything in between. http://www.rivetingriffs.com/Andrea%20Wolper.html
– Bill Andrew Quinn