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Bonnie Bishop

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Bonnie Bishop is a singer and a Texan…and, yes, all that insinuates. Brassy, original, soulful, with a whole lot of attitude, her music and her personality are one in the same. But your stereotypical chick singer she is NOT. She sings with the confidence of a woman who understands that the power of her voice lies in her ability to make the audience want more, not want less. She wails effortlessly and with style, free from the shrillness of a woman who is straining to find her notes in the stratosphere, and then just as easily, she swoops down into the depths of her range with a softness that is rich and full of emotion. Walt Wilkins once said, “Her voice can be a tornado through your trailer park or a warm summer breeze across your skin.” Ray Wylie Hubbard also commented “Bonnie reminds me of Marianne Faithful…before she was ravaged by heroin and time.” With her trademark rasp, it is a voice that is both spiritual and sensual, both exhilarating and painful. Coupled with a poignant writing style, this young artist has found a niche that is truly her own, and if talent still has a place in the world of commercial music, in the future we will see Bonnie Bishop sitting at the top of the list as one of the most successful artists of her generation.

Bonnie grew up in Houston, where her parents introduced her to soul music at an early age and found that their little girl was a natural performer, dressing up in costumes at family events and hamming it up to Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin songs. She was gifted at musical theater and was formally trained in opera until college, but Bonnie decided she wanted to be a writer, so she began penning her first songs while earning a degree in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • WyldWoodFlower

    This girl can sing! She's just got it all. The new album is pure perfection.

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Saveall

    New release out on iTunes...I linked a video for "Little by Little" up above.

    23 Feb 2010 Reply

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