Cindy Bullens

Cindy Bullens

May 16, 2012 |  0 comments
Date: May 16, 2012 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $15 in advance, $20 day of show Type: singer/songwriter

Two-time Grammy nominee Cindy Bullens began her music career touring with Elton John and in the studio with mega-hit songwriter/producer Bob Crewe.  In 1979 she released her debut solo album Desire Wire (United Artists) and scored a breakthrough hit with her song “Survivor”, garnering a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance.  The year prior, she was nominated for a Grammy for her three lead vocals as part of the Grease movie soundtrack album. In the 1980’s, Cindy released two more critically acclaimed albums Steal The Night (Casablanca) and Cindy Bullens (MCA), while largely setting aside her musical pursuits to raise her children. In the mid 90’s, Cindy began spending time in Nashville, writing with the hottest young songwriters such as Radney Foster, with whom she penned the hit Country song, “Hammer and Nails.” Such diverse artists as Texas blues diva Sarah Brown, New Orleans soul queen Irma Thomas, and pop-country superstars the Dixie Chicks have all recorded Cindy’s songs. She returned to recording in 1999 with the release of Somewhere Between Heaven And Earth (Artemis), a heartfelt work dedicated to her 11 year-old daughter Jessie, who died of cancer in 1996. This award-winning album includes guest  performances by Cindy’s friends Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Rodney Crowell, Bryan Adams, and Beth Nielsen Chapman.   Her daughter Reid performs a stunning duet with Cindy as well.  2001’s Neverland (Artemis) her next album, co-produced by Cindy with Twangtrust partner Ray Kennedy, is a strong roots-rock album features guest appearances by John Hiatt, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris, among others.  In late 2005, Cindy released dream #29 (LetsPLAY), also by co-produced with Cindy and Ray Kennedy, an album of up-tempo rockers and introspective ballads -featuring a duet with Delbert McClinton, and appearances by Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, and her old pal Elton John playing rollicking piano on the title track. In the summer of 2001, Cindy collaborated with Tony Award-winning producer and director John Wulp on Islands, a musical about life on North Haven, an island off the coast of Maine where Cindy has a home.  With songs by Cindy and book by John Wulp, “Islands” was first produced in May of 2000 with a local cast of non-professionals portraying themselves.  The musical received much acclaim both statewide and nationally as a unique story and project, and as a result the original cast of “Islands” debuted to a sold out audience at the New Victory Theater on Broadway in Spetember of 2001. In 2007, Cindy formed the super-trio The Refugees with Wendy Waldman and Deborah Holland).  Cindy’s newest solo recording, Howling Trains and Barking Dogs (MC Records), is a collection of her 90’s Nashville collaborations. Her co-writers include Radney Foster, Bill Lloyd, Matraca Berg, Kye Fleming and Mary Ann Kennedy, and Al Anderson. It was released on MC Records (Koch) on June 29, 2010 to rave reviews!  She continues to tour extensively in the US, Canada and Europe. She has also played the National Folk Festival in Australia. Cindy Bullens also actively raises money for The Jessie B-C Fund (www.jessiefund.org) –a charity, in honor of her daughter Jessie, dedicated to help kids with cancer and their families.

visit her website: http://www.cindybullens.com

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