Gina Sicilia (born March 6, 1985, Newtown, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, United States) is an American blues singer.
"The young Philadelphia singer-songwriter is being hailed as one of the strongest new female blues voices in years. One listen to her earthy, voluptuous voice, and it's clear that she has a bright future ahead of her." – Kevin Lowenthal, Boston Globe
"Sicilia delivers a vocal and lyrical performance that rates alongside the titans of early-1960s soul."
"Destined to take her seat among the all-time greats…Sicilia is the perfect package deal…easy on the eye, equally easy on the ear and with a delivery that is as powerful as any I have heard to date, and I've heard them all…"
Billtown Blues Association
"A line is drawn from the depth of her voice into way inside of the listener. It’s like the wind, you can’t see it but, boy, when it blows, you can sure feel something."
The Alternate Root
"…impressive range and depth …she's going to get even better with age."
"Not since Susan Tedeschi has a young female blues singer made such a strong impression…remarkable voice"
"Gina Sicilia may be the best blues singer on the music scene today"
"Gina Sicilia's voice posessess such depth and breadth that she may indeed one day be mentioned alongside the giants in the blues idiom."
Music City Blues
"…dramatically different from any of her peers. Her voice is robust and earthy…Gina Sicilia has a solid first album and star potential."
Philadelphia songstress Sicilia exploded onto the scene in 2007, as her debut CD, ALLOW ME TO CONFESS, was met with joyous acclaim by fans and
She was heralded as a distinctive new voice in the Blues, as well as an insightful songwriter and interpreter of neglected classics in the Rhythm & Blues
In 2008 she was nominated for “Best New Artist Debut” at the Blues
Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee, just as her sophomore release HEY SUGAR
proved her also to be a legitimate contender in the worlds of Classic Country and
With her 2011 release, Can't Control Myself, Sicilia broadened her stylistic
palette, infusing even more Soul and Americana into her bedrock influences of Blues and R&B. This CD featured seven new Sicilia compositions, as well as three
choice covers borrowed from Bobby Bland, Stevie Wonder, and Ike & Tina Turner.
Sicilia’s singing and songwriting continue to break new ground, showing remarkable depth, power, and seemingly unstoppable growth. Can't Control Myself was produced and engineered by Gina’s label mate, the insanely talented Dave Gross, who also played every instrumental track on the record
except for trumpet, sax, and one lap-steel track.
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