Seattle singer/songwriter Kristin (Woodbury) Chambers’ new breakout album “Endless Road” was released on March 16, 2012. The album is a beautifully crafted and insightful follow up to her debut CD “Kristin Chambers”; reflecting her personal growth and increasing understanding and sensitivity to the roller-coaster journey we all experience in our lives. Her new songs touch all who have loved, experienced disappointment, dreamed big, or sought a life of self-examination. Her lyrics are poetic and true spanning a broad spectrum of emotions - youthful innocence, playfulness, love, loneliness, self-doubt, and as always, soaring with confidence and optimism.
Kristin’s music, lyrics, and voice are distinctively refreshing in today’s Pop/Rock world increasingly dominated by “me too” music and voices leaving one to ask “who is singing the tune I just heard?” You definitely will not be wondering this listening to a Kristin Chambers’ song or attending one of her riveting live performances.
Kristin has remarkably extensive vocal and music training and a lengthy professional singing and theatrical resume for such a young woman. She has toured America singing and acting in virtually every major city in the country, including Joe’s Pub in New York City.
Accomplished in all musical genres, Kristin created her one-woman show that could readily adapt to any live venue and audience; pop, rock, jazz, R&B, musical theater, even opera. Her shows are fun, entertaining, energetic, and always appreciated by audiences, but the song selection consisted of well-known covers made famous by others; great songs, but not her music and words. Kristin had a long-standing need to write to connect with others by writing music and lyrics inspired by her unique life experiences, dreams, and most personal thoughts and emotions.
Long influenced by the lyrics of Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Phil Collins, John Mayer, and Leonard Cohen - and the music of Elton John, Billy Joel, and James Taylor – Kristin Chambers has found her own marvelous voice.
In her debut album of original songs, “Kristin Chambers”, she shares a retrospective, bitter-sweet, yet optimistic, view of her journey in New York City striving to find her musical voice, while coping in a sometimes inhospitable city. There are moments of pain and loss expressed in her songs, but more predominately there is love, determination, and optimism throughout.
James Braidie Galloway was a jazz clarinet and saxophone player. He based his career in Canada since emigrating from Scotland in the mid-1960s. He formed the Wee Big Band in the late 1970s. One of his albums, Walking On Air, was nominated for Best Jazz Album at the Juno Awards of 1980. He was the artistic director of the Toronto Jazz Festival from 1987–2009. In 2002 he was made a Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Galloway died in palliative care in Toronto on 30 December 2014.