10/11/11: René Marie, the award winning jazz, soul and blues singer-songwriter whose voice has been compared by critics to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn and her social advocacy to Nina Simone and Abbey Lincoln releases her new album Black Lace Freudian Slip (Motema Music) and begins a US tour this week.

Black Lace Freudian Slip is a collection of thirteen original songs written by René Marie and recorded with her trio of Kevin Bales on piano, Rodney Jordan on bass and Quentin Baxter on drums joined by special guests Bill Kopper on acoustic guitar, Lionel Young on electric guitar and fiddle, Dexter Payne on harmonica and very special guest Michael Croan (Marie’s son) on vocals. Produced by René Marie and Bruce Barth, the album showcases Marie’s trademark vocals alongside her songwriting abilities including the bluesy “Deep in the Mountains” and the sultry “Black Lace”. The album also includes re-imagined versions of René Marie’s best loved originals such as “Wishes” and “Rufast Daliarg” as well as a number of new compositions.

Unmistakably honest and unpretentious while transforming audiences worldwide René Marie has drawn a legion of fans and music critics who find themselves not only entertained, but encouraged by her performances. The Washington Post says “best jazz concert …deeply soulful voice and unique repertoire.”, “Exquisite” adds the Miami Herald, and “in the very top level of performers” says LA Times.

Marie has received several awards including Best International Jazz Vocal CD by the Academie Du Jazz (Paris, France) and has graced the Billboard Charts multiple times propelling her to headliner status at major festivals in the US & abroad including the prestigious Women In Jazz Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival (Scotland), Shanghai Jazz Festival (China) among many others.

Black Lace Freudian Slip will be Marie’s second release on Motema Music this year. Her earlier album Voice of My Beautiful Country an ambitious celebration of Americana gained national attention this summer -hitting #10 on the Billboard Jazz Chart.

During her fall tour René Marie will partner with the National Coalition for the Homeless to help raise funds and awareness.

For More Information/tour dates contact Tracey Miller & Associates, 609-383-2323 info@tmapublicity.com, www.tmapr.com , www.tmapublicity.com or visit www.renemarie.com or www.motema.com

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