Phoebe Blume – Namba Gear Featured Artist

Songwriter Phoebe Blume with her Namba Gear Shaka Laptop Messenger Bag

Phoebe Blume (songwriter)

CITY: Eugene, OREGON

WEBSITE: www.phoebeblume.com

FAVORITE MUSIC SOFTWARE: Logic

NAMBA GEAR: Shaka Laptop Messenger Bag

Phoebe Blume’s listeners are cradled through intimate journeys. The rich melodies and deep musical delivery of her songs are crafted and arranged with the utmost care, designed to carry off the listener. Honest and cutting, but sometimes tender and romantic, Blume’s lyrics peppered with irony tell timeless, emotional stories through sophisticated means. Phoebe’s time spent in the deep south shows through in blues-flavored melodies, while her years of classical training are encapsulated in rich, string-enhanced music-beds and melodies.

“Without a doubt, the most unique record I’ve heard in 2009. It’s a record that get’s better every time I listen to it,” (Roy Elkins, CEO, Broadjam, Inc.). Phoebe Blume’s debut album, The Homing Beasts, (September, 2009) received high acclaim as a transformational piece spanning multiple genres. Said Rex Benson, (Rex Benson Music Group) “the package has amazing variety and humor…not to mention a fair share of angst…It’s rare these days to hear such story-telling.” Now, September 2011 marked the release of Blume’s second album, “Into Your Fold” and she has taken her writing to a new level with an excellent new group of performers, a rich vibe, and her strongest lyrics and delivery…yet. “With the release of her CD Into Your Fold [Phoebe Blume] proves that love and heartbreak are intertwined.” Says Liam Sullivan, author of Making the Scene Nashville (2011) “She is a true artist and one who is in total control of her songwriting craft.”

Recently, Phoebe’s award-winning music is catching the attention of critics and A&R alike. She has music signed with Rescue Records, SYNCHUP, MTV and Rumblefish, and is featured on two compilation CDs: one with Urban Angel Music out of Belfast, Ireland, and the other with Deep South Entertainment in Raleigh, NC.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR LATEST PROJECT, RECORDING, OR PERFORMANCE:

I recently showcased my latest album, Into Your Fold, with a carefully-produced concert at the Hult Center in Eugene, Oregon. I am currently working with engineers at Velvet Thunder Sound Systems to develop a live album, available as a free download, within the next few months. Also, three videos from the Hult show will appear on my YouTube page.

I have almost completed the writing on a third studio album. I am excited to bring the band into the studio. There will be a surprise guest or two, as well. This new album will be a more stylized approach to my arrangements, and more classically-influenced.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR NAMBA GEAR BAG?

Are you kidding? All of it.

But honestly, I like the Shaka bag’s durability and strength. I need a sturdy bag to protect my laptop and mics and all the pockets hold everything else I need…from jumpdrives to pens. I also LOVE the heavyweight clasp.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE REMOTE RECORDING LOCATION

I have recorded in a variety of spaces. In little apartments I’ve had, I would choose the biggest closet and stuff it with clothes and bring in my mic. Once, when I was housesitting, I had just written “Does He Hate Me” and found the littlest bathroom in the house and recorded in there. The family dog kept scratching at the door which became a little annoying because I had to keep starting over. My favorite place now is in my home studio.

 

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