Jazz/ adult contemporary singer-songwriter covers girl favorites (Nina Simone, Carol King, Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones) and originals from debut album Blanket of Melancholy - in studio now, and acoustic tracks on soundcloud at StaciBraun
Price Range: $222 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Initial discussion of music content desired, and style/format. Options for acoustic with piano/vocals, or electric keyboard/sound system. Determination of time/event location, and general flow of performance.
Singer-songwriter Staci Braun’s adult-contemporary pop originates at the crossroads of wisdom gleaned from painfully complex life journeys and the innocence inherent in the promise of new beginnings.
Staci’s elegance as a songwriter and the visceral emotionality of her vocals and lyrics recall Nina Simone and Joni Mitchell. But, after battling fear and others’ expectations, she’s reclaimed her life and cultivated an artistry all her own.
Connecting with others, sharing the emotional bond music offers, through house concerts, intimate venues, or tailoring a musical event to create the perfect setting is one of Staci's greatest highs.
Staci's debut album Blanket Of Melancholy is reflective but broadly resonant. It brims with narrative songs about stepping forth raw and open, and finding salvation. Staci’s vocals offer subtle sensuality and comfort. The album exudes the kind of dark catharsis that comes from facing painfully complex truths head on. Album highlights include the title track, “Wait,” and “Modern Family,” and beautifully reimagined versions of Sting’s “Fragile” and James Taylor’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight.”
Staci’s story is one of a frustrated and lost child prodigy who went on to become a successful doctor and build a stable family life. For 17 years, her music laid dormant within and she would cry herself to sleep longing to awaken her soul. Through winding path of epiphanies and healing, she uprooted her life and reclaimed her destiny. Now, she emerges from it all with a Blanket Of Melancholy.
Example for 2 hour gig:
Stormy Monday (Blues Classic) covered by B.B. King, Eva Cassidy
Turn Me On Nina Simone/Norah Jones
Wait Staci Braun
How Sweet It Is James Taylor
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight JT
You've Got A Friend JT/Carol King
I Feel The Earth Move Carol King
Natural Woman Carol King/Aretha Franklin
Bubbly Colby Caillet
Cold Cold Heart Patsy Cline
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue Crystal Gayle
Cheatin' Heart Hank Williams
Rocky Top...Rocky Top Bluegrass Standard...Staci Braun arrangement
Turn Me Around Staci Braun
Help Me Joni Mitchell
Big Yellow Taxi JM
Both Sides Now JM
Me & Bobby McGee Kris Kristofferson/Janis Joplin
New York State of Mind Billy Joel
To Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan/Billy Joel/Adele
Baby Grand Billy Joel/Ray Charles
Here We Go Again Ray Charles/Norah Jones
Dream A Little Dream Mamas Cass
Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding/Sara Bareilles
Girl Put Your Record On Corinne Bailey Rae
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