Saturday, July 28, 2007

Jesca Hoop plays, and I'm intoxicated by what she creates.

Once a nanny for Tom Waits' family, now the author and singer of one of the most requested songs in the history of KCRW's Music Becomes Eclectic.

Here's a good story by Paul Saitowitz in The Press-Enterprise about Jesca:
Jesca Hoop's debut album is called "Kismet," a Turkish word that translates to mean "fate." If you consider that Hoop was once an aspiring singer/songwriter who by chance landed a gig as the nanny for the family of legendary musical vagabond Tom Waits, you might say that the word is the perfect choice to define her career.

After a few months of domestic chores in the Waits' home, Hoop worked up the courage to approach the songwriter and his wife and collaborator, Kathleen Brennan, about her career. Once the couple heard a few tunes, they were impressed enough to pass her music on to a friend who got it in the hands of influential Los Angeles DJ Nic Harcourt. ...more>>

Click here for her site and open the door to hear her songs.

A quote from Tom Waits:
"Jesca Hoop's music is like a four sided coin. She is an old soul, like a black pearl, a good witch or a red moon. Her music is like going swimming in a lake at night."


Melissa said...

you are about to be blogged about my friend.

chez béz said...

I'm not afraid. ;)