New video directed by Clara Mamet gets national attention (November 19, 2013) Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and actress Rebecca Pidgeon releases the single “Feathers” from her new album BLUE DRESS ON. Pidgeon co-wrote the song with David Batteau and says it’s one of the springing points of the new album. “It’s a love song featuring an erhu—a Chinese stringed instrument—but with more of a Celtic sound,” she says. “We initially made these little demos, and this track we used quite a bit as a demo. People started commenting on how much they liked the song so we thought it would be a great first single.
” The corresponding video directed by Clara Mamet: http://youtu.be/AXCNZhLqfhE is quickly getting national attention. Mamet, the daughter of Pidgeon and Pulitzer Prize winning writer/director David Mamet says she wanted the opportunity to work with her mother. “I liked the melody and the simplicity of the song,” says Mamet. “And thought it would be fun to do something with my mom.” Video credits also include Jeff Cohn as the DP (Director of Photography), and Barbara Tulliver as editor.
“Feathers” is the first single from Blues Dress On, a 13 track album produced by Pidgeon and guitarist Tim Young. Her seventh studio recording, the album also includes “Sailors Marriage” and “Come Up to My Room”. Listen here
Originally the lead singer for the British folk rock/pop band Ruby Blue, Pidgeon, known for her dark lyrics and bright vocals, has been touted by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one of those rare singers who convey emotion purely…” and in an interview with the Wall Street Journal’s wsj.com talks about her approach to songwriting.
Her solo recording career commenced in 1994 with the release of her solo debut album The Raven. Her last release Slingshot (in 2012) was her sixth solo effort, and she considered it a creative breakthrough. “I reached a point where I felt I had to take my singing more seriously and really make a 100% commitment to it, instead of saying this is something I do that’s not acting,” Pidgeon, said at the time. “I finally said to myself, ‘I am a singer.’”
Slingshot garnered a Grammy nomination and had her performing at Farm Aid alongside Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp and headlining the Wine, Women & Song Concert Series. In the past year, Rebecca has toured with noted artists Marc Cohn and Keb Mo and shared the stage with Aimee Mann, Madeleine Peyroux, Stephen Kellogg ,Rusted Root and Jeffrey Gaines, to name a few. The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate continues to juggle her musical and extremely successful acting careers. She has been featured in several films including “Red,” alongside Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman and most recently appeared in the 2013 Emmy nominated HBO biopic Phil Spector alongside Al Pacino and Helen Mirren. The film featured Rebecca’s version of the Spector penned “Spanish Harlem”
Rebecca Pidgeon will be performing in LA at Hotel Café on December 20. She heads out on a national tour with Marc Cohn in January 2014. For more information and tour dates please visit www.rebeccapidgeon.com you can also follow Rebecca on twitter @rebeccapidgeon
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