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WINNER - EZ/JAZZ/INSTRUMENTAl WINNER
FINALIST - RELIGIOUS/INSPIRATIONAL
Sharon Bousquet
Sharon Bousquet
Philadelphia-born acoustic artist Sharon Bousquet is a gifted singer, writer and guitarist, able to surf the musical web between jazzy blues, contemporary folk, acoustic rock and other pop forms to arrive at a sound uniquely her own. She has a powerful voice, both musically and as a published poet. Coupled with an original and rhythmic guitar style is her undeniable presence, offering listeners a rich and deeply musical experience.

For over 20 years, Sharon Bousquet ("boo-skay") has written and performed genre-bending songs, delighting audiences and recording 3 CDs while raising a family and teaching singing workshops the world over. Ms. Bousquet's first professional gig took place in a nudist camp in Pennsylvania, singing torch ballads and original reggae for 600 naked fans. Following a restless muse led to addresses in places like Vancouver Canada, Maui Hawaii, London England, Iowa City and Fairfield Iowa. In 1998, Santa Cruz became home. Thanks to the Santa Cruz area's wallet-wrenching cost of living, Sharon is now happily based in the Hill Country South of Austin, with very positive results.

Sharon Bousquet was nominated for a Humbie Award last November in the "Rising Star, Female" Category by Humble Time Radio. She was recently added to the selective MP3 artist's channel, "1000 Women of MP3". Since it's October 2001 inception, Sharon's web site at MP3 has become a stopping point for increasing web traffic - over 5,000 hits in it's first two months of business. She was also invited to perform with Girls 'n' Guitars at the venerable Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas this past November. Showcasing the best of Texas women musicians, Girls and Guitars is an ongoing benefit project for the Sons. The event was recorded and selected tracks will soon be released as a compilation CD.

Sharon Bousquet performs around Texas in a duo with extraordinary fretless bassist Carl LoSchiavo, and as a solo artist while on the road. In February of this year, she completed a 26-day, self-promoted tour of California and Texas with a return tour lined up for early June. For a full tour schedule, go to Sharon's award-winning web site: www.sharonbousquet.com. Ms. Bousquet is presently in pre-production for her fourth studio recording, tentatively titled "Strangers in the Light". All prayers accepted for a release date in the fall of 2002.

"Something like ani difranco meets Shawn Colvin in Joni Mitchell's living room -
a smart, sensual acoustic stew."
~K. Zufall, HerSalon Music

 

 

 

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