MP3 Shanta Loecker - Barely Awake
Blending blues, folk, soul, and her foundation in classical piano, Shanta creates a unique brand of pop, both commercial and achingly personal.
12 MP3 Songs in this album (50:37) !
Related styles: POP: Piano, URBAN/R&B: Soul
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Shanta Loecker was born in Calcutta, India...flown to Minneapolis in a lovely double-baby-basket...and finally settled into Evanston on the north side of Chicago. Along came the end of high school, UCLA beckoned, and she moved to LA. During that time, Shanta''s childhood desire to become a film director faded into a rediscovered passion for music. She spent the majority of her time playing lacrosse, making lattes, editing video and just living the college life. Eventually she stumbled upon a little class that changed her life. With the help of an encouraging teacher and a little persusaion from other students, Shanta played one of her original songs ("Unbreakable") in a public venue for the first time. That simple, first performance at a UCLA music hall gave her newfound confidence, and suddenly, nothing was wrong with pursuing her dreams.
So with a BA in Communications and one single performance under her belt, Shanta took a leap into the world of music. Between now and then, those 2 or 3 songs have grown into 25 or 30 songs, and she has performed at music venues nationwide including, Whisky A Go Go, The Mint, SPACE, Sidewalk Cafe and Bill''s Blues.
With the release of her debut album in May 2009, Shanta is ready to take the next step as an artist. The album entitled "Barely Awake" contains 12 original songs. Blending blues, folk, soul, and her foundation in classical piano, she creates a unique brand of pop, both commercial and achingly personal.