Gwen Hughes to Celebrate THE NATIVE LAND Album in Atlanta, NYC
Americana-jazz singer songwriter-Gwen Hughes has released her latest album, Native Land, on Grammy-winning ZOHO Music. To celebrate the album, Hughes has set music release parties in Atlanta and New York to benefit Usher's New Look Foundation.Soundcloud link to review the album can be found here. The 11 tracks on Native Land are exceptional examples of the craft of composition. Hughes writes stirring lyrics, sets them to well-contoured chord progressions, and brings the words to life with her exquisite voice. The album can be downloaded via iTunes here and CD Baby here. More information on Hughes and the upcoming album can be found at www.gwenhughes.com. The music release parties are set in Atlanta at Eddie's Attic on Wednesday, August 31 at 7 p.m. and New York at (le) Poisson Rouge on Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. In addition to Native Land, Hughes has released six albums on Fairfield Records, starting with Torch Life in the 1990s up until her last album, Dancing in the Moonlight, recorded with her European band, Mono, featuring the greatest hits of their ten years of touring Eastern Europe. Along the way, she has crooned from Paris to Istanbul, collaborated on a film about Elvis impersonators (We Three Kings), and appeared as a character in a detective novel (Phillip DePoy's, Dancing Made Easy, published by Dell.) In 2016, Gwen performed in Prague at the invitation of Emil Viklicky, the Czech Republic's national jazz legend. Gwen's acting and music have been featured in such television series as Tyler Perry's House of Payne to Travel Channel's Faked Out. As a songwriter, her tunes have been in films such as The Love Orchard (2012), Crazy Eyes (2012), and on television shows including Man vs. Wild (Discovery Channel) and Big Ang (VH1). Most recently, Gwen can be seen in episodes of Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong and the upcoming Dead Silent on Investigation Discovery. She recently wrote the theme music for the new web series, Good Samaritans. Also look for her in the upcoming IFC series, Stan Against Evil. Offstage, Gwen is Board Governor with The Recording Academy, as well as Atlanta's Grammy Foundation Ambassador (which preserves the American music heritage). She was also the Johnny Mercer "Artist in Residence" with the former GA Music Hall of Fame and instructor for The Otis Redding Foundation Songwriter Camp Follow Gwen Hughes on social media via Facebook at /gwenhughesmusic, Twitter @gwenhughesmusic; and Instagram @gwenhughesmusic.