Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Becky Schlegel Makes National Debut With FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE, June 17
"Meticulously arranged settings that combine elements of bluegrass and contemporary country/folk in a way that complements her gemlike songs." -Bluegrass Unlimited
"You've got some notes there in your voice that make an older person feel faint -- makes cowboys order an extra beer." - Garrison Keillor
Nashville, TN (April 10, 2008) - Multi-award winning singer/songwriter Becky Schlegel makes her national debut with FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE (Lilly Ray/IGO Records) on June 17. Although an indie artist, Schlegel has quietly built an impressive cross-genre (Americana, Bluegrass & Country) fan base since 1999, helped in part by frequent appearances on National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion and RFD-TV's Midwest Country Theater. Now, with distribution throughout North America via Select-O-Hits and marketing by IGO Records, Becky's music (which has been compared to Alison Krauss, Sara McLaughlin and Jewel) will be available in stores nationwide for the first time.
From the haunting slide of Bo Ramsey's guitar that opens the disc's title track, the spell is cast on this 11-song collection - and Schlegel's voice treads the border between vulnerability and passion with an easy grace. The rolling keyboard of Rich Dworsky and Kenny Wilson's steel guitar lend the perfect support to Schlegel's sweet goodbye on "Bound For Tennessee;" while the magical Appalachian feel of "Jenny" is timeless, shining with Jeff Midkiff's mandolin, Brian Fesler's gritty acoustic guitar and Becky's poignant vocal. "Lonely" is stunning in its simplicity - the track consists solely of two acoustic guitars and Schlegel's ethereal soprano; while the driving "99%" bristles with Fesler's fiery banjo and a pounding acoustic bass. Becky's compositions give aficionados of extraordinary musicianship - and students of human emotion - plenty to enjoy on this album.
Schlegel's two previous CDs, RED LEAF and DRIFTER LIKE ME, have earned her numerous awards, and the Minnesota Music Academy has honored her for five consecutive years. In 2003 and 2005, Becky performed at the IBMA's prestigious Songwriters' Showcase, and she continues to entertain fans at festivals and concerts across the Midwest.
FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE is co-produced by Schlegel and Brian Fesler and will be available in stores and online through all the popular e-tailers on JUNE 17.
For more information on Becky, log on to: www.beckyschlegel.com or www.MySpace.com/beckyschlegel . For interviews, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Martha at 615-746-3994.