Acclaimed Newcomer Gavin Degraw Ready to Debut Chariot Hits Stores July 22.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 15, 2003
Before now, the only claim to fame for the little Catskills town of South Fallsburg, N.Y. was a maximum security prison and infamous photographer Spencer Tunick Spencer Tunick (born January 1 1967) is an American artist. Tunick was born in Middletown, New York, USA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Emerson College in 1988. He is best known for his installations that feature large numbers of nude people posed in artistic formations. . But on July 22, rising star Gavin DeGraw gets ready to make his hometown proud with the release of his debut album Chariot chariot, earliest and simplest type of carriage and the chief vehicle of many ancient peoples. The chariot was known among the Babylonians before the introduction of horses c.2000 B.C. and was first drawn by asses. The chariot and horse introduced into Egypt c.1700 B. .
Chariot introduces the world to a vital singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist whose abundant talent and charisma are already well known to New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of club-goers. The 11-song collection is a remarkably accomplished and compelling first effort, offering the same combination of raw emotion and eloquent songcraft that originally drew fans to the 26-year-old's live shows for the past few years. In a remarkably short time, DeGraw's effortlessly intimate, emotionally intense live performances have made him the toast of Manhattan's downtown music Downtown music is a subdivision of American music. The scene the term describes began in 1960, when Yoko Ono — one of the Fluxus artists, at that time still seven years away from meeting John Lennon — opened her SoHo loft to be used as a performance space for a series scene, building public anticipation for the release of his first studio album.
In the spring of 2002, following a sold-out showcase at New York's Joe's Pub Joe's Pub is a cabaret located in The Public Theater complex at 425 Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan. It debuted in October 1998 and quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. , Gavin signed with J Records and began work on Chariot with producer Mark Endert whose extensive resume includes work with the likes of Fiona Apple, Tonic and Ours. Recorded far from DeGraw's East Village stomping grounds at Los Angeles' legendary Sunset Sound studio, the album finds Gavin fronting a solid, inventive studio band consisting of guitarist Michael Ward Michael Ward may refer to:
Looking past the buzz and the critical acclaim that's currently swirling around him, the level-headed artist is keeping his eye squarely on the big picture.
"I'm not that interested in being liked for the wrong reasons," he states. "I'm more concerned with just getting something positive out there. And hopefully people will recognize that it's honest and respond to that, rather than feeling like it's something they've been told is supposed to be cool. I'd rather be judged by how it makes people feel when they hear it. Writing and playing songs and making a connection with people--those things make a lot more sense to me than trying to be the Next Big Thing."