In conversation with the Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, it's a topic that comes up early and often, with Bareilles recounting some of the sweet gestures she has been privy to over the years..enthralling combinations of thousands of lighters and cell phones illuminating night time performance spaces, to the comments that trail through pages and pages of her recent webisode series about the making of her forthcoming album, Kaleidoscope Heart.Cracking smiles, giggling just a bit; it's clear her affection for them and the role they play in her life is genuine...which makes our latest concert release sort of perfect, actually.There are lots of little facts and tidbits about my life and career that I'm sure can be summed up in a one-sheet, but that's not the kind of thing I feel like I want to be writing.The Blessed Unrest is my third full-length release, recorded over the last 6 months and mostly written within the past year of my life.I’ve actually been programming and making hip hop beats and electronic stuff for about 10 years, but it was music I never really shared with people other than close friends.I was trained in guitar playing, and obviously loved it, and felt like the guitar-based singer songwriter sound was what i was supposed to go for, and i guess i thought it was the most plausible genre for me to fit in to.
Tracking the young Texan’s passage from bullied child to self-assured motivational speaker and lobbyist, “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story” is strong on Velasquez’s developing backbone and smarts with the support of school and family.
Corny Glee references aside, Sara Bareilles makes it look so simple!
Outfitted in 50's greaser garb, with a touch of her hand, customers in an especially bleak grocery store transform into her bopping background dancers...I am sitting down to write my bio for the third time and I'm trying to think of what to say that you can't find on Wikipedia.
Her hair is just dandy, but her face is wizened, her vision impaired, and her 58-pound body is as stick-thin as that of a skinny girl on the cusp of adolescence.
Afflicted with a syndrome that, undiagnosed for years, prevents her from gaining weight, Velasquez can be a shock to behold on first encounter.