Jo Bywater | Cycle Grace Pulse Break

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Cycle Grace Pulse Break

by Jo Bywater

Debut acoustic album. A raw, up-close and personal invitation into the original offerings of folk-rock-blues. Bluesy, powerful, poetic, crafted. From whispering gentleness to raw power. Vocals and an acoustic guitar. Limited signed copies.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Disclaimer
3:34 $0.79
2. Let Go
3:21 $0.79
3. Smokescreen
5:40 $0.79
4. Ropeladder
3:58 $0.79
5. Fast Ant
4:51 $0.79
6. Scratch the Surface
5:46 $0.79
7. Wave
5:59 $0.79
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Album Notes
Yorkshire-born, Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Jo Bywater assumes the form of an innovative and inspired musical force. Solo and acoustic, her tunes are an infection of tasty riffs and blues rawness. A melting pot of styles and influence laced with funk and injected with the rusty edge of vocal honesty. Dynamic, rhythmic, tactile, rockin’ poetry.

Her influences, though widely spun, have defined and quenched roots in alternative rock, blues and folk-rock. Ranging from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Blind Melon, Pearl Jam, Nuno Bettencourt and Red Hot Chili Peppers to more recent song writing appreciation in Neil Young, Jeff Buckley, Fiona Apple and Ani DiFranco.

Jo has played extensively across the UK and is a familiar face on the Liverpool music scene. Festivals include a succession of Liverpool Music Weeks, International Pop Overthrow, Brighton, London, Liverpool and Manchester Prides, Hope Street Feast and London Vegan Festival.

She currently also ventures out with her band Jo Bywater & The Cool Waves.

Her solo acoustic debut album ‘Cycle Grace Pulse Break’, released in December 2010, captures both the whispering gentleness and raw power of Jo’s expression. Bluesy, powerful and crafted. The album sleeve is a photographic image taken from an original painting by the songwriter. The album is available to buy through Jo’s website, various local independent outlets and at live performances.

More in depth information about Jo’s achievements, up-and-coming gigs/news and EPK’s can be found online at:
Facebook: Jo Bywater Music


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Liverpool Acoustic
Jo Bywater isn’t your run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter and doesn’t fit neatly into the standard ‘guy strumming guitar’ mould. Instead she has forged her own path over the years developing an individual style that makes her stand out from the crowd. If it’s ordinary and bland you’re looking for then you won't find it here.

This first solo acoustic album is a work of art – quite literally, since Jo, a talented artist, created the album art and cd sleeve design. Cycle Grace Pulse Break contains seven songs performed in Jo’s inimitable style, from the bluesy Fast Ant, via the laid back Scratch The Surface and Wave, to the catchy Disclaimer and Let Go. All of the tracks are just Jo and her guitar, and they all pack a fair punch, being stripped-back and raw - the essense of acoustic music.

When listening to Jo Bywater’s music there are occasional echoes of Joni Mitchell, although she’s much closer in style to Hackney-based singer-songwriter Ruth Theodore who, like Jo, creates interesting, challenging songs played on the guitar in an uncompromising, ‘take no prisoners’ style.

So if you’re looking for new music to break the monotony of the dross that’s so prevalent today then why not give Cycle Grace Pulse Break a listen? It certainly worked for me!

The album is available to buy as a download from Amazon MP3 and CD Baby, and as a physical copy by emailing Jo through her website or by calling into News From Nowhere on Bold Street.

Jo's latest art exhibition is taking place at the Unity Theatre from Tuesday 25th January to Saturday 26th February, and she's celebrating with an evening of music on the opening night. Full details can be found on her facebook event page here.

© 2011 Graham Holland - graham[at]
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