Renee Olstead

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Renee Olstead

Postby amos_lynn » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:03 am

Anyone ever heard of Renee Olstead? She aparently appeared on Oprah recently and has an album out thats pretty good (and another one in the works), and she's only 15!! You can hear the tracks on her website, and her version of Summertime is hot! Check her out at www.reneeolstead.com. I wouldn't be too suprised if we started hearing her at events.
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Postby LindyChef » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:53 am

Known about her for a while now ... much rather would lindy hop to her stuff than blues.
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Postby tinadiva » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:32 pm

LindyChef wrote:Known about her for a while now ... much rather would lindy hop to her stuff than blues.


Ditto.

I've played "Summertime" during a blues set as a request for a friend.

Otherwise I prefer playing "Meet Me, Midnight" or "Is You Is..." for lindy.

But I would be interested in hearing her next CD.

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Postby Dr. Feelgood » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:23 pm

Got introduced to her music while at LINDYBOOTY last year.
I still think "I want a love that will last" is one of the most
romantic, emotional songs that I'd heard in a while. Maybe
partially because I was dealing with a really painful breakup
at that time, but I found it to be quite easy and engaging to
blues to because it caused me to change/adjust my timing
and rhythms to the song.

However, I still have only played it once.
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I'm moving to Oakland to get it!
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Postby SuperGrover! » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:26 pm

Well, I hadn't heard of her, so thanx for posting. From the clips I've heard I really like her. Not very hard swingin', but i like some smoother stuff for Lindy too. The others seem more like slow dance (high school sway) type songs, not super bluesy, but I'd definitely listen to it and on occasion play it for dancing (much the same as Norah...)
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Postby amos_lynn » Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:41 pm

I was just amazed by the quality of her voice at only 15! I wouldn't say her album is spectacular by any means but it was a good listen and some of her songs are possibly danceable.
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