Alyssa Graham Delivers Lock, Stock & Soul

by Staff SOURCE Sacksco
Photo Credit: David Johnson

Sunnyside Records is set to release the latest outing from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Alyssa Graham. The Lock, Stock & Soul EPwas produced by Grammy winner Craig Street and will be released onAugust 23 with a full-length album is forthcoming.

The EP follows Graham’s 2008 Sunnyside Records debut Echo, which was chosen as one of Elle Magazine’s “Music Picks” and praised by the Washington Post, who said “…it smokes!” The four-track EP exhibits Graham’s return to her roots of folk and pop.

Graham’s self-released debut, What Love Is was heralded by All About Jazz as one of the “Best New Recordings of 2005.” In 2008, Graham signed to Sunnyside Records and released her second album, Echo, which charted at number 24 on the “Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Chart.” New York Times also named Echo a “Critics Choice CD” and iTunes named it one of the “Top 10 Vocal Jazz Albums of the Year.” 

Graham attended the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied voice and contemporary improvisation. With The Lock, Stock & Soul EP, Graham turned to her musical roots for inspiration—the classic 60’s era folk rock of Neil Young, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan among others. Producer Craig Street helped assemble a renowned group of musicians including Me’Shell Ndegeocello playing the understated roll of bassist, guitarist Chris Bruce (Sheryl Crow and John Legend) and keyboardist Keefus Ciancia (Elton John and Iggy Pop) to collaborate on the album.Lock, Stock & Soul includes contributions from longtime musical partner and songwriter Doug Graham; friend Jesse Harris, who is known for his work with Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot; and Austin Music Hall of Fame member Davíd Garza.