CARA BAKER - ROSIE Ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, and you'll get a variety of whimsical answers like: "a fireman", "a princess", "a truck"... But there aren't many children who know precisely what they want in life before they even hit elementary school. For the thigh-high Cara Baker it was clear the moment she heard Aretha Franklin blaring from the stereo of her Dad's 1978 Chrysler Cordoba; she had to sing, and sing she does. Cara began her formal studies in the world of opera at Boston University, but a workshop with the great Taj Mahal opened her eyes (and vocal chords) to the nature of her true talent. She switched her focus, transferred to CalArts and began studying the blues along with other contemporary traditions. It was then that Cara found her voice. Baker's vocals are not just the product of the thorough training she's received. The kind of depth, emotion, and vulnerability that she shows on "Rosie" cannot be learned - you are either born with it or you're not. Cara fearlessly offers us her heart with tracks like "Shine" and the timeless "Angels". She is an old soul, and that gives us reason to listen closely to what she has to say. Joining Cara on "Rosie" are industry veterans Leh-Lo Tony Rabalao, formerly of the band Joydrop, and Jordon Zadorozny, the mind behind the critically adored "Blinker The Star". As a co-writer, Leh-lo offers his unconventional and clever pop esthetic, along with the craftsmanship of a master songwriter. As producer and multi-instrumentalist, Jordon contributes a pair of North America's most sought-after ears, having spent studio time with the likes of Courtney Love, Billy Corgan, and Lindsey Buckingham. Add Cara's bluesy pop style, and you have "Rosie" - an album whose hooks will reel you in, and whose sonic complexity will keep you coming back for more. This is an album that will grab a listener, never making him or her work at learning the songs. Prepare to fall in love with "Rosie".
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