Cecile Hortensia w/ Cliff Hines Band and Royal Band (album release)
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French indie-Folk singer based in Phoenix, AZ, Cécile Hortensia blends cultures and music styles in her bilingual debut album Papillons, released on October 2012.
Cécile Hortensia’s songwriting is poetic and delicate, beautifully combining the two places she calls home. The primary thematic influence in this album is her journey of starting a new life in a new country, where she was confronted by a new environment, a new language and a new culture. “I always liked the idea that you can run away, move forward, try to find yourself elsewhere and give yourself a fresh start”, she explains, “but at the same time, I know it is a chimera. You simultaneously have to deal with your roots and past that shaped who you are, and ‘Papillons’ is the result of this musical journey.”
Cliff Hines is one of the leading voices in progressive music from New Orleans, LA. He attended the renowned arts high school NOCCA from 2003-2007 and later became a teacher there from 2007-2010. He formed his band in 2007, which features vocalist Sasha Masakowski, bassist Jasen Weaver, pianist Andrew McGowan, and drummer Paul Thibodeaux. Cliff's music is a unique blend of world/folk/pop/rock all through a lens of jazz improvisation and a dash of experimentalism. He has shared the stage with such heavyweights as Mike Dillon, Skerik, Marco Benevento, Stanton Moore, Johnny Vidacovich, Freekbass, Tony Clifton, Brian Haas and Mark Southerland (of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey), John Speice (of Grupo Fantasma), Helen Gillet and has opened for a diverse group of acts such as Talib Kweli, Jeff Coffin (of Dave Matthews Band), Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Eric Lindell. His first record “Like Mystics of Old” was released in 2009, and his second, “Wanderlust” (feat. New Orleans legends James Singleton, Bill Summers, Kent Jordan, and more) was released in Jan 2013. He is currently touring with The Mike Dillon Band as their bassist/guitarist/keyboard player, their debut album “Urn” is out on the Royal Potato Family Record Label.