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by Kerry Getz

"An undiscovered peer of Sheryl Crow and Shawn Colvin....One of the best local releases of the decade" The Los Angeles Times "It enchants adults. Her lush, diverse and poignant collection of songs is delivered in a voice brimming with the same attributes
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Weak
4:05 $0.99
2. I Could Fall For You
3:17 $0.99
3. Devil and the Deep Blues
3:31 $0.99
4. Beautiful to You
3:07 $0.99
5. Let Me Out
4:53 $0.99
6. Wrecking Bsll
3:05 $0.99
7. Cyclone
4:32 $0.99
8. Inhale
3:36 $0.99
9. Perfect Words
3:34 $0.99
10. Apollo
4:44 $0.99
11. This Summer Afternoon
6:46 $0.99
12. Good Thing
3:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
The comment you hear most often about Kerry Getz is that she has it all. With a voice that the Los Angeles Times says "hits with persuasive force or dances with nuanced delicacy", coupled with an extraordinary signature guitar style, a gift for songwriting that transcends words and music, and a warm and captivating stage presence, she is considered one of the most promising performers on the rise.

She grew up being entranced by her older brother's record collection. The Beatles, Motown, Blind Faith and Cream, Buffalo Springfield and CSNY, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Bob Marley, Simon and Garfunkel. When that same brother received a guitar for Christmas, her fate was sealed. She spent countless hours locked in her room with his guitar, teaching herself to play. Deciphering melodies and song structures, dissecting lyrics and vocal performances. And writing songs. Heartachingly honest songs.

In 1997, she released her debut album Apollo to critical acclaim. The Los Angeles Times named it one of the best local releases of the year, later revising that review to single out the record as one of the best of the decade. They called her a "pop goddess" and an "undiscovered peer of Shawn Colvin and Sheryl Crow". The other critics agreed. Performing Songwriter Magazine deemed the record one of the top DIY releases of the year and included the song "Devil and the Deep Blues" on their year-end compilation CD. The OC Weekly recently crowned her "Our Minstrel" in a story entitled "Kerry Getz Ought To Be Famous".

An audience favorite and frequent performer at the Coach House and Galaxy Theatre concert venues, Kerry has opened for numerous artists, including: Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Nick Lowe, Kirsty MacColl, Lisa Loeb, etc. After opening for Donovan at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, the Nederlander management was so impressed by Kerry's performance, they asked her to perform at the 6,000 seat Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on a bill with Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

When you consider that Kerry has accomplished all of this on her own, without the assistance of a record label, agent or management, it becomes quite clear. This is a rare artist who combines enthusiasm, integrity, and determination with the talent to back it up.

Her just released CD "Live at the Galaxy" finds Kerry where she is most at home. On a stage, just her and her guitar. Fearless and vulnerable. Passionate. Real.

"Getz is long overdue for the national platform she deserves."
- The Los Angeles Times



to write a review

Los Angeles Times - Mike Boehm (pop Critic)

One of the best of the year AND the decade says the LA Times

*** 1/2
Kerry Getz
World in Motion Records.

If "Apollo" gets the blessing of the adult alternative-radio gods, Kerry Getz will be one of the format's new heroines. Her long-delayed debut release is beautifully arranged collaboration between a mature, assured artist with a great sense of melody and an array of excellent local players contributing everything from gleaming pianos to haunting accordians and strings. Getz's now-dusky, now-airy voice can power a dark rock ballad like "Let Me Out", dance lightly on the folk-jazz breeze of "Devil and the Deep Blues" or ladle out the Bangles-like pure-pop sweets of "I Could Fall for You".

Slickness and overstatement are the dangers in polished recordings such as this, but Getz avoids those pitfalls with
nuanced phrasing, concise writing and deep emotional commitment. Her songs are mainly unanswered prayers for love,
peace of mind, artistic inspiration and spiritual connection, but collectively they should answer the preayers of anybody
seeking a classy new singer-songwriter for grown ups.


ratings range from * (poor) to **** (excellent) with three stars denoting a solid recommendation.

Performing Songwriter Magazine

One of the best DIY records of the year says Performing Songwriter
the PERFORMING SONGWRITER volume 5, issue 25 July/August 1997.


A young woman stands at her mirror, lamenting her looks, believing that only if she had a "turned up nose" or pretty
clothes, she'd be desirable to the guy of her dreams. That's the picture Kerry Getz paints in "Beautiful To You". It's just
one of the many songs on Apollo that she knocks out of the ballpark.

Getz, a native of Newport Beach, California, has a husky alto that she moves ably between pounding rock dirges like
"Let Me Out" to the gentle folk of "Cyclone". The latter's soft accordian and mandolin strokes run counter to the dark
tale of murder at a state fair. There's a longing in her voice that make the searches and questions evident in songs like
"Apollo", "Perfect Words" and "This Summer Afternoon" all the more immediate.

Getz shows her modern pop sensibilities on "Weak", with it's cool sitar line and "I Could Fall For You", a perfect
summer time single. She and her co-producer Doug Doyle manage to walk the fine line between studio polish and live
organics. "I can do anything at all" she sings in "This Summer Afternoon", and Apollo, her debut disc, proves that's no
hollow boast.

-Neil Fagan