MP3 Libby Weaver - Vanity Fair
This Nashville songwriter reveals her unique style with a debut of eleven personal songs that stand as a credible and honest representation of a true artist.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (42:08) !
Related styles: ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, FOLK: Folk-Rock
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“Follow the crowd, and you will never get anywhere, for the tastes differ as widely as the poles are apart.” –Norman Anderson
When Nashville songwriter Libby Weaver wrote the title track for her debut album, Vanity Fair, she had no idea how appropriate that title would become.
“I felt like there were so many musicians here, myself included, that spent all their time trying to make music they thought everyone else wanted to hear. To me everything started sounding the same. I didn’t want to make an album until I felt I could be authentic about it.”
Her frustrations found a voice in the energetic pop-rock song “Vanity Fair”. It was this creation that led to the discovery of her own artistic identity and allowed her to move beyond her hesitation to record an album. This musical freedom resulted in a compilation of eleven personal songs that stand as a unique and honest representation of a true artist.
Weaver wrote the entire album on her own with the exception of one song which she co-wrote with country singer Kacey Musgraves and Rick Lambert, co-writer and father of successful Sony artist Miranda Lambert. The album also features appearances by artists such as Sony’s Chris Mann, David Mead, Victor Krauss, and Jessica Maros just to name a few.
During the recording process she discovered that the 1897 Tennessee Exposition’s Midway was called Vanity Fair. A multi-colored strip of grandeur, the Midway hosted several attractions that appeared to take a backseat to the social scene. Author Norman Anderson''s words reveal their timelessness as his description of 1897''s Vanity Fair could easily describe the Vanity Fair Weaver talks about in today''s society.
“Some were there merely to see and be seen,” says Anderson, “and some merely to see without a preference of being known at all, but the general desire was to be seen.”
Libby could have followed the crowd, but instead she chose to follow the music. To her it’s not about being seen, it’s about being heard.