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Dream of Goats

by Jean Mann

in her 4th studio release of alt-folk americana chanteuse songs, jean's new songs break your heart, then put it back together again, better than before.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sleeveless Season
3:35 $0.99
2. Dream of Goats
3:06 $0.99
3. Sweet Peas On the Vine
2:55 $0.99
4. The Moon Said So
4:30 $0.99
5. Memory's Dusty Road
3:04 $0.99
6. Chanson D'amour
3:19 $0.99
7. Lullaby
4:25 $0.99
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"Jean Mann is a very special talent!” - Cyndi Lauper
“I love your voice and music!” -Jacqui Naylor
Top 12 finalist - Lilith Fair NW Talent Search 2010

Noted alt-folk indie-pop singer songwriter, Seattle-based Jean Mann has a lot to write and sing about. Having toured extensively since releasing her first album, blossom (2000), this innovative, self-taught performer shares her soulful, lovely and gritty-honest tales woven through the voice of an angel. Her vocal prowess, combined with eclectic instrument playing (de-tuned acoustic 6-string and tenor guitars, harmonica and ukulele), results in the homey, intimate feeling of sitting around a kitchen table with close friends.

Jean has released four albums since she began pouring out her world in song, beginning September 1999, the very day her mother passed away. Along the road of that life-changing event, came more life, love, a stolen vintage Gibson guitar and enough broken hearts to fill a country western album. A cache of beautifully arranged songs and an empowered voice emerged through it all.

Her second release, seasons, (2004) blooms with musical story-spinning and brought her to Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler), who produced and played percussion on the project. In September 2009, ten years after she began her musical journey, Jean accomplished her longest road tour to date, circling the perimeter of the U.S. (10,000 miles), performing 22 shows in 5 weeks, drawing from her entire catalogue, including her third album, daisies and fire (2007). A whirlwind tour boot camp for Jean and a tour mate, and her faithful road dog, sunny. daisies and fire boasts such guest players as composer Wayne Horvitz and was featured on Seattle's public radio station KUOW where Jean was interviewed by Dave Beck.

Jean has headlined at many Pacific Northwest festivals, played iconic rooms such as Yoshi's lounge in San Francisco, the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, and CBGB's in New York. She has opened for national acts Peter Himmelman and San Francisco-based Blame Sally. She has garnered fans the likes of Cyndi Lauper and jazz sensation, Jacqui Naylor. It's no wonder. Jean gains hordes of happy ears wherever she performs her lilting musical prose, whether solo or as a duo with fellow multi-instrumental musician, Bill Corral. Jean and Bill share a camaraderie that for the past seven years has evolved into one of those rare musical partnerships that is at once intimate and light-hearted. Bill has engineered, recorded, co-produced and played a multitude of instruments on Jean's two latest-released albums at his Seattle recording studio, froglips.

Jean Mann is a truly soul-quenching force in today's independent music scene.

In spring 2011, Jean will begin touring in support of her newest release, dream of goats. To bring her to your living room or back yard for a HOUSE CONCERT, contact Jean via



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Michael Garner

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Review: Dream of Goats
As a songwriter, I find it hardest to write happy songs. Not funny happy songs or novelty tunes that lose their listenability after a play or two. I mean timeless, happy songs with enough meat in them to come back to, to play anywhere. Those are the kinds of songs Jean Mann writes.
On Dream of Goats, all self-penned (including the cover art), Jean accompanies herself on all songs with guitar or tenor guitar, and with a band of studio musicians used sparingly but to stunning affect. Cello, accordion, acoustic bass, ukulele and violins merge with understated but sentient lyric, and a smooth, compelling voice of love in Dream of Goats, Chanson d’ Amour (in French), and Sweet Peas On The Vine. Although subtle humor prevails in all her songs, I always laugh for Memory’s dusty Road. If you are a sucker for animal songs you will appreciate Jeans passion for our special companions on Sleeveless Season. No slouch for pipes, Jean weaves effortlessly through my favorite, an especially complex vocal arrangement of the bittersweet “The Moon Said So”. And to close, the writing especially poignant and unpretentious on her closing tune “Lullaby”.
Dream of goats is a mini-opus of happiness, reflection and humor that will not get old. We don’t have enough Jean Manns. Listen to Dream of Goats in the morning and set a course.
Michael Garner

Shashona McCall

Jean Mann - Dream Of Goats
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Location: Seattle Washington USA

Genre: Alt - Folk, Pop

Record Label: Blue Flower Friday Records

Type of Label: Indie

Production: Doggy Run Productions

Co Produced by Jean Mann & Bill Corral

Album: Dream Of Goats
Released: 2011
Musicians on Dream Of Goats Album:
Jean Mann - Acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, tenor ukulele,
tinkle bells, toy piano, whistlin` and lead vocals
Bill Corral - Baritone ukulele, chicken shaker, accordion,
mouth harp, bongos, acoustic and electric guitars
Tom Dziekonski - Violins [Tracks 1,4 & 7]
Virginia Dziekonski - Cello [Tracks 1,4 and 7]
Amy Denio - Clarinet [Track 2], accordion [Track 6]
Matt Hopper - Acoustic bass [Tracks 3 & 4]
Joel Litwin - Snare with brushes [Track 5]
Dream Of Goats track list:
1 - Sleeveless Season
2 - Dream Of Goats
3 - Sweet Peas On The Vine
4 - The Moon Said No
5 - Memory's Dusty Road
6 - Chanson D'amour
7 - Lullaby

Dream Of Goats
Jean Mann released this beautiful collection of songs on "Dream Of Goats" album in 2011. It has at times, a whimsical and dreamlike quality, almost hypnotic in nature. While with other tracks, toe tapping and upbeat. A wonderful mix. Jean Mann has an addictive effect on the listener. Her vocal style and grace is remarkable, presenting an expertise at relating emotions, memories and experiences in an honest and clear manner.

Jean Mann and Bill Corral have a rare gift, one they have honed over a number of years. The lyrics in each of these tracks have a life of their own. It is a journey. This is exactly what every songwriter aspires to develop. They not only entertain their listeners, they invite them to the party.
Jean Mann connects with her audience on an emotional level through these songs. The level of instrumentation on these tracks is quite astounding. Running from a rich orchestral feel, to a sublime acoustic performance. The use of violins, clarinet, cello, ukulele and toy piano was an unexpected delight. The production has been well thought out and exceptionally delivered.

The three tracks I have singled out for this review are:

1. Memory's Dusty Road - This is an upbeat song taking you on a trip through memories of childhood. Jean Mann evokes a smile from everyone who hears this. No matter what your history, there will be something in this song that makes you feel warm all over. Love the feel of this song. Lyrics are definitely a treat. Music arrangement and instrumentation are wonderful.

2. Dream Of Goats - This whimsical piece will peek your interest and capture your imagination in an instant. Jean Mann nails the vocals on "Dream Of Goats" with expertise and ease. You are going to be astounded at the impressive instrumentation. This track has been beautifully presented.

3. Sleeveless Season - I loved this song from start to finish. Jean Mann's strong vocals and heart warming lyrics are married up with an upbeat melody and brilliant instrumentation. This song is a sure winner.

The reigning thread that binds this entire collection of songs, is that it is eclectic and magnetic. It is a delight to the ear with a map straight to your heart. You cannot listen to this album without a smile and a feel good attitude. It is a pleasure and a soothing reprieve from our busy, bustling lives. Well done Jean Mann!! No small feat!
If you haven't had the opportunity to hear Jean Mann's "Dream Of Goats" as yet, I encourage you to do so now. It is splendid.

That's just how I see it
Yours in the music
Shashona McCall
Indie Showcase


Simply enchanting!
This new 7- song EP has a delightful retro feel to it punctuated by Jean Mann's dreamy, soulfully sweet vocals. The soft violin/cello - infused jazzy samba tone of "The Moon Said So" is a timeless gem. The homey Americana of "Sweet Peas on the Vine" and the accordion-driven "Chanson D' Amour" with its 20th century European feel are standouts in this lovingly - produced collection of original songs.

Nina Jo Smith

Dreamy Dream
Jean Man's new release, Dream of Goats is a colorful warm shawl with a tasty cup of tea guaranteed to warm and cheer you on a cold, crisp day. So wrap yourself up in these tunes and enjoy a sip of this delicious new offering by Jean.