Get Behind Me, Now Stay There Episode 73

April 14, 2016

Singer Carrington MacDuffie :                      
Carrington MacDuffie is not your typical Americana singer/songwriter. She is an award-winning voice actor, a spoken word performer, and a widely published poet; her music embodies a passion for language and sound, shaped by her carefree spirit and the richness of her alto voice. While comparisons have been made to Americana folk singer/songwriters, such as Neko Case, Patty Griffin, and Lucinda Williams, and her live performance has been described as “alt cabaret” and compared to Nina Hagen and Laurie Anderson, perhaps best grasped MacDuffie’s lighthearted warmth and infectious charm when they described her as a “female Jimmy Buffet.”Her latest release CRUSH ON YOU out in February 2016, is a collection of five original songs about the independent spirit of love crossed with longing, that MacDuffie herself refers to as electronic folk. There is a playfulness and sensitivity to her work, and the tunes are both catchy and deep. MacDuffie has merged her Americana folk singer/songwriter sound with an ’80s rock twist for an eclectic, retro sound. The tracks range from the powerful title track “Crush on You,” to the meditative “I Call You” with its steadily rolling drums, to the sweet melody of the ballad “Precious Kisses,” the dynamic lullaby “Sweet Pea,” and is rounded out by an anthemic ode to the musician’s instrument, “My Little Guitar”. Her vocal clarity and expressive range, her creative use of lyrics, and her signature background vocal styling ensure her unique voice will be heard in not only the Americana singer/songwriter scene, but in other genres as well.CRUSH ON YOU was produced in Austin, Texas, by Rob Halverson, who has produced and performed with an impressive roster of legendary Austin performers. Halversonics Recording has played host to a bevy of award-winning artists. On the CRUSH ON YOU EP Halverson (synthesizers, bass, piano, vibes, percussion, guitars) is joined by renowned drummer/percussionist Dony Wynn, who has long been appreciated for his work with Robert Palmer, Dr. John, Patti LaBelle, Brooks and Dunn, and Robert Plant. Paul Klemperer steps in on baritone sax, and Carrington croons, whispers, and belts out her vocals and plays acoustic and electric ukuleles and piano. CRUSH ON YOU was mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering, Portland, Oregon.

Actress Adria Tennor:
Born in a musical background, beauty with brains Adria Tennor is an eminent American actress, producer, director as well as writer. Besides her works before & behind the camera, Adria is also a successful restaurateur. Raised in the environs of Detroit, Michigan, the actress’s full birth name is said to be Adria Galloway Tennor. She was born in the City of Birmingham, Michigan, United States. Sam Tannenbaum, her grandfather who was the Irving Berlin’s song plugger changed his surname officially to Tennor so that it would sound further American. Adria’s family previously had a German surname. Making a close glance to Adria Tennor’s personal life & dating history, she seems to be a very private person. Following affairs & breakups with her former boyfriends, the gorgeous lady got hitched to Claudio Blotta on 2nd September, 2006. Adria Tennor as a child was very much enthusiastic about filming. Following her interest, she joined the New York University for the Arts after high schooling & studied acting plus directing there. As soon she reached her youth, she landed her very first role as a 12 year old guy chatting about porn with an amnesiac in Tompkins Square Park in the 1994 Hal Hartley’s film “Amateur”. After few more movies roles beneath her belt, Adria headed towards the City of Los Angeles in order to work on TV. There, she as well acts upon her show frequently around the town, “Electro Magnetic Stripper”, “There’s Not a Lot of Coat Check Work in LA” & the most presently “Strip Search”, enthused by her courses in pole dancing at the popular “The S Factor Studio” along with Sheila Kelley. Adria works regularly on films & television, she is best known for portraying recurring characters Joyce Darling, frank talking mate of Betty Draper on the AMC sitcom “Mad Men” & Clarissa Hawn, a kooky professor on ABC Family drama “Greek”. She had also appeared in the award winning movie by Michel Hazanavicius’s “The Artist”. The actress made her foray as producer with “The Sessiob” (Dough Blake) on a John Schneider movie “Smothered” & subsequently debuted as director with a short movie “Cracked”. Her further movies credit includes the 2008 American standup comedy “Don’t Mess with the Zohan”. Currently she is a recurring guest star on Amazon's original series Mad Dogs . Wonderful actress and person we were so glad to have her back on our show . Enjoy !!  

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