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Letters to Boys

by Libbie Schrader

Piano-driven, soulful pop/rock. Singer-songwriter Libbie Schrader (formerly of Think of England) sounds like a cross between Dido and U2. Her warm yet cutting voice is matched with lyrics that get to the heart of the truth.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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  Song Share Time Download
1. War on Science
4:49 $0.99
2. It Breaks Today
5:15 $0.99
3. Come When I Call
4:27 $0.99
4. Everything I'm Not
3:33 $0.99
5. Leave Me Now
3:18 $0.99
6. Sweet Baby
3:31 $0.99
7. So Close
3:57 $0.99
8. A Little Longer
3:40 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


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LA-based musician Libbie Schrader first made headlines when she and her band Think of England won the Pantene Pro-Voice "New Voice of 2001" Competition in New York's Central Park. Schrader and her band beat out over 1,200 other female-fronted acts for the award. Prizes included a nationwide tour with Poe and a demo deal with Atlantic Records.

In the summer of 2002, Schrader's band also opened three theater shows on Jewel's "This Way" tour as part of Jewel's "Soul City Cafe" program for independent artists.

Libbie Schrader is now a solo artist with a soulful piano-pop style. Her new CD, "Letters to Boys" will be released on a nationwide tour in the spring of 2004. $1 from each CD sold will benefit the Portland, Oregon-based charity Mercy Corps.

Mercy Corps is an international relief and development organization that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. The agency now operates in more than 30 countries reaching 7 million people worldwide. For more information, visit .



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Dave Bauer

a pleasant collection of piano ballads
A pleasant effort from Libbie to follow-up after her Think of England work. The CD is a bit short, 8 tracks plus one hidden live track, under 40 minutes total. It's mostly a collection of mid-tempo piano ballads with some mildly produced guitar/bass/drums backing, although track 5, titled Leave Me Now, rocks out towards the end, and is my favorite on the album. One song (Sweet Baby) is a slower tempo rework of the same song she recorded with Think of England. Her songs aren't as driving as Fiona Apple, or as deeply personal as Sheila Nicholls, or as free-formed as Tori Amos. But if you liked Think of England, or if you like female singer-songwriters in the style of Shawn Colvin, you'll enjoy this CD.

Mike Miller

Great music - enjoyable, clean and expertly done
I really enjoyed this album, even more than her previous work with "Think of England" which was quite good. The vocals are excellent, her piano work is wonderful and the recording quality is amazing (well, except for the hidden track). I'd strongly recommend this album.

Dominic Mazzoni

Libbie sounds better than ever!
I've been a fan of Libbie's ever since I first heard her in 1997. This CD does not disappoint. The songs are catchy, the lyrics meaningful and the musicianship excellent. Talented young singer/songwriters like this are hard to find.

Chris Opperman

Libbie is the Real Deal
I saw Libbie perform last month at O'Brien's in Santa Monica and I purchased a CD. I was in no way prepared for what was going to blast out at me when I put it in my CD player on the way home. Wow.

Especially, I love "So Close" (probably partially because of the sweet vocal harmonies awesome piano melodies) and "A Little Longer," although "War on Science," "Come When I Call," and "Sweet Baby" are all adored probably at least as much.

Her melodies are very memorable, beautiful, and sometimes haunting (especially with all the modal shifts in "A Little Longer") and her voice is superb.

The lyrics are very thought-provoking takes me several listens to stop listening to the notes and start listening to the words, but some of the songs are very beautifully sad.

A+. Highly recommended.

Chris Opperman


there's not one song on this album that i don't like. libbie's style and talent are reminiscent of sarah mclachlan with an added edge that's all her own. for fans of the genre, buying this CD is a no-brainer.

Kristin O.

AWESOME!! It's so great to hear your voice again Libbie!
I am so happy to have this album. The lyrics are great and the singing is even better. I can't wait to get your other album and I am looking forward for more to come. Also hoping to hear you live soon ... you should come to Chicago or better yet, Milwaukee!


Love it!
Such a beautiful, melodic CD. You will not be disappointed...this girl has talent!


Dedicated the Boys
Well how do I say it. In her thanks you she said it perfect with her last sentence. I love the ballards and love the messages in the song. I hope to hear her on the radio someday. She's great in person and good to listen to on the cd player. I hope to meet her again, maybe I'll be in the music biz then.

wen d

go libbie! the emotional push of tori amos with greater coherence of theme and lyric.

Anna Wills

I could listen to this album over and over and over...and I have! Love it!
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