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Live: Stories from the Road

by Athena Reich

Cabaret, Punk, Pop with an activist edge. An intimate live album featuring new songs about touring, heartbreak, and scary imaginary monsters breathing outside KOA tents in Midwestern states.
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1. Ballad of Chicken Shower
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2. Money Whore
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3. Bogey Man
5:11 $0.99
4. Trouble
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5. Athena, Wake Up!
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6. Anarchy
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7. Two Matchsticks
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8. Back to Canada
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9. How Can I Sleep?
4:35 $0.99
10. Bones
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11. Mr. Fly
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12. Duality in D
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13. Contra*dick*tions
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14. White Bandages
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Album Notes
"Stories from the Road" is an intimate live album featuring new songs about touring, heartbreak, and scary imaginary monsters breathing outside KOA tents in Midwestern states. It's full of coffee cup clinks, unexpected laughter, and the gritty, no-holds-barred vibrato than only seems to happen in front of a live audience. This album is "pure Athena" like no other. Intimate stage banter reveals life on the road, and the simple instrumentation (piano, electric guitar & vocals) strips her songs down to their original, raw power. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the spontaneity, beauty, and magic that can only happen live.

"Stories from the Road" was recorded live at The Free Times Café in Toronto in February 2005, and at Uncommon Ground in Chicago in April 2005. This is Athena's 4th CD album.

Athena Reich is an award winning singer/songwriter, actress, TV Host/Personality, Lady Gaga Impersonator and Arts Educator. She has performed and taught in schools, performance halls, colleges, and on radio & TV across North America & Europe. Athena is originally from Toronto, but is currently based out of New York City.

Athena was chosen to appear in Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory" Google Chrome commercial which aired during the season finales of Glee, SNL, Billboard Awards and more. She has been sweeping the nation as "renowned Lady Gaga impersonator Athena Reich" (Washington Times), and now Lady Gaga herself has taken notice.

Athena’s first video, LOVE IS LOVE, charted #1 on MTV’s LOGO. Her 5TH CD, LITTLE GIRL DREAMS, received 5 Outmusic Award nominations and LOVE IS LOVE won Best Outstanding Pop Song of the Year 2009. Her newest video, THE LOGICAL SONG (cover of the the Roger Hodgson tune) premiered on Curve Magainze and was nominated for Video of the Year 2011 on MTV LOGO also charted for weeks in the top 10.

LITTLE GIRL DREAMS was produced by the Emmy/Grammy Winning Cynthia Daniels and LOVE IS LOVE was co-written with the multi-platinum songwriter Lorraine Ferro. Athena’s music is alternative pop, and can be compared to Annie Lennox, Sarah McLachlan, and Regina Spektor.

Athena has fans and friends across North America and Europe. She has performed at venues such as the Jacob Javitz Center, The Knitting Factory (NY/LA), The Railway Club (Vancouver), The Living Room (NYC), Swan Bar (Paris) & Regal Room (London). She has received countless press in newspapers, TV stations, national magazines and commercial radio such as Fox Business News, Food TV, Curve Magazine, She Magazine, Village Voice, Toronto Star, AM New York, and more. She sells 30+ CDs at her shows. She has shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Jim Carrey, Peaches, Janeanne Garafalo, Nellie McKay, Stephen Schwartz and more.

Athena wrote the theme song for two TV pilots, LIVING IN CAPTIVIY which premiered at the ITV Fest in LA and NY Television Festival, (Athena also performed at the opening Red Carpet party at ITV Fest); and 16TH & 8TH, a soap opera camera currently being shopped to networks.

As a host and arts correspondent, Athena has worked for PBS, Air America Radio, The Food Network, 103.9 FM in Toronto, and Here! TV. Her ‘How To’ videos on Songwriting and Acting on and have garnered millions of hits.

As an actress, Athena has appeared in numerous commercials, Film, TV and Off-Broadway productions including Love Sucks at the New York Musical Theater Festival (which was adored by the NY press), Fran in The Day They Shot John Lennon and principle roles on the History Channel, CNN, etc. She won Best Comedy at Canada's YTV Achievement Awards (Judge Eugene Levy). Athena was commissioned to compose music for the play Lemon Meringue, and held the role as "Gail, the therapist". Most recently, Athena appeared as Juror #4 and Mr. Les Doyle in "Where Do I Come From" at Kentucky Repertory Theater and Roy Arias in NYC. As a writer, Athena was commissioned by the Wildlife Conservation Society to write a poem for the opening of the Alien Stingers Exhibit at the NY Aquarium.

As an inspirational speaker, Athena has lectured, and facilitated workshops on LGBT rights, childhood abuse, Music Marketing, and the Secrets of the Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Athena’s sense of humor, insight, ability to connect with all ages, and overflowing talent continues to touch lives internationally.

"Underexposed Intriguing Indie Upstart Athena Reich "
Village Voice 2007

“Athena’s songs take you places only the spirit goes.
She’s wonderful. What a joy”.

Jerry Springer, Air America Radio
“If she doesn’t have you laughing hysterically at the banter, you’ll be sobbing into your sour-apple martini with her brutally honest lyrics and a voice to die for”
HX Magazine



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Rose Palazzolo

edgy, emotional live recordings of old faves and new heartbreakers
This album of recordings on the road rolls with explosions, swoons and outbursts of fiercely personal, political, intelligent but also fun music. The live show aptly showcases Reich's unique blend of punk, politics and cabaret. The polished live recordings include old faves and new heartbreaking tumultuous songs like Bones and White Bandages. It's more than worthy of a prominent spot in your cd collection.

the ambassador

the wild ride
Wild abandon. Pure passion. unadulterated madness. Oozing empathy and emotion. unapologetic humaness. Bold humility. Broad strokes from a genius unafraid to lay it all out on the line. One could go on and on about the newest offereing from the goddes in the making known as Athena. One notices immediately that the live setting serves her muse very well. She wiggles and reaches and soars in her sharing of her stories and it inspires.

Krista King

If you can't afford to take 4 months off to follow Athena around the country, then buy this album. This is one of my favorite albums, contains some of my old favorites "Back to Canada" and "Ballad of Chicken Shower," but with the more intimate addition of a live recording the tunes are more rich and powerful and contain the stories behind the music. Athena's travels on the road have led to new artistic musings, a new sound emerges in tracks like "bogey man", and "bones." Both haunting, piano pieces I found to be deeply touching. Money Whore is sure to be a hot hit, it will have the masses quitting their jobs and grabbing their guitars, love it!

Donovan Worland

Athena is as amazing live as on CD!
This CD is difficult because it draws every emotion out and it is wonderful because it makes the listener feel. It is as electrifying as the live show. Just get your hands on it...I am a hip-hop/punk fan and still this draws up memories of Tori Amos, janis joplin and the Gits in the best way. She is a powerful and passionate performer that will have you laughing and crying a few times over in one sitting. I highly recommend this album!