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Abbie Thurgood

Abbie Thurgood


~ Abbie Thurgood

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She takes the stage, cranks the guitar amp, wails into the mic, and everyone sits up and pays attention. Her live shows may be a mix of original country songs, blues standards, and contemporary covers, but she gives them an explosive, hard-rock edge. Abbie Thurgood was born to rock out on stage. She's been doing it since she was four, when she pestered a soundman at a resort to let her join the hired acts and sing in front of hundreds of people. As a teen she became an unstoppable force in Calgary's indie music scene, honing her skills by sneaking into open mics at bars and giving spectacular performances - provided she could get on stage before anyone asked for ID. All the while, she's had her sights set on becoming a recording artist. By the time she was 14, she found sponsors to send her to an acting showcase in Hollywood, where her voice and determination garnered serious attention. An agent soon contacted her and brought her to a record label in New York, and eventually to Nashville where she met Grammy-nominated producer Kent Wells. The pair had and instant musical connection, and recorded an EP together. Now 19, she's already a veteran of both Calgary's and Nashville's live music scene. She made the top five in Country 105's Rising Star competition, and the top 10 of the Calgary Stampede talent search. On her own and with her two previous bands, Abbie Thurgood and the Hired Guns and The Eau Claires, she's played numerous venues including Blank-Fest and the Calgary Flood Relief benefit. Now she's ready to take the next step, debuting her self-titled album, which she also recorded in Nashville under Wells' Go Time Records label. For a supporting tour, she's assembled a powerhouse band from Calgary's jam scene. She's already started writing songs for a followup album, and of course, she's planning more live shows. "The reaction I get when the bar's full and everybody stops when I start singing, it's a huge feeling," she says. "People my age and younger to people 70 years old and older suddenly turn around, and when I get off stage they really introduce themselves to me. They tell me a part of who they are, and why they enjoy listening to me. They're really exposed and vulnerable. It's a beautiful thing, because on stage I give that vulnerability, a hundred per cent. I don't have walls up on stage. You can see the emotion. You can see the happiness, the heartbreak through every facial expression to every note I hit."

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Artist: Abbie Thurgood
Title: Abbie Thurgood
Genre: Country
Release Date: 6/13/2014
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: CD
Catalog #: 5638277806
UPC: 628855001746
Item #: 1237338X
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