Brenda Weiler | Cold Weather

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Cold Weather

by Brenda Weiler

WINNER of Minnesota Music Award for BEST Singer/Songwriter, BEST Female Vocalist, & BEST Folk/Acoustic Artist. Album named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2003 by The Oregonian.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Faucet
3:10 album only
2. Sacred
4:52 album only
3. Trouble
4:36 album only
4. Christmas Sweater
3:42 album only
5. Scatter
3:44 album only
6. California
3:57 album only
7. Out of the Blue
2:31 album only
8. Honolulu, Minnesota
4:22 album only
9. Medicine
4:50 album only
10. The Weather I'm In
2:42 album only
11. Ruin
3:18 album only


Album Notes
Named one of the Top 10 Albums (Local Artists) of 2003 by The Oregonian!

"Her voice is sweet and enchanting...Brenda Weiler's music will surely help set the standard for female musicians for years to come." (Singer Magazine)

"Distinguishing oneself in the folk-pop arena is no mean feat these days, but there's something in Brenda Weiler's music that woos the listener and won't let go." (Performing Songwriter)

"'Cold Weather,' is an outstanding outlet for Weiler's gift. Her style varies enough from song to song to create an exciting album but the consistency of her warm, crystal clear voice holds everything together. In essence, Weiler has taken all the good parts of folk rock and rolled them into one package." (Cityview)

"This is, quite simply, an amazing CD. The production is stellar, the songs are well-crafted and Weiler's voice is beauteous." (Toledo City Paper)

Coming from a family with eight children, each of whom sang or played an instrument, and with a father holding a doctorate in music, Brenda learned early how music could affect people. Although she played cello for ten years and sung in choir, Brenda didn't pick up the guitar until the summer after she graduated from high school. She immediately started writing songs, and that fall, while taking a year off before going to college, started performing in her hometown of Fargo, ND and soon released her first full-length album, Trickle Down. As her musical career rapidly grew, she decided to put off college indefinitely, and began touring full-time. Traveling across the Midwest and eventually, throughout the country, it wasn't long before Brenda played to packed houses at venues ranging from intimate coffeehouses to larger theaters and performing arts centers, including the prestigious Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Brenda has shared the stage with such artists as Joan Osborne, Dar Williams, Melissa Ferrick, Greg Brown, and Lucy Kaplansky.

Cold Weather, Brenda's fifth album and first since signing with independent label Virt Records, was co-produced by Alex Oana (Semisonic, Alice Peacock, Jonny Lang) and Brenda, along with John Hermanson and Darren Jackson (aka Kid Dakota). Cold Weather was recorded at CityCabin in Minneapolis (home to recordings by The Replacements and Soul Asylum when the studio was known as Blackberry Way). The album's eleven tracks, all but one written by Brenda, build on the insightful pop/folk that has won over a legion of dedicated fans, while offering new sonic explorations and a delving into darker territory, both musically and lyrically. Topics range from love and its struggle to war and depression.



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A "New" Brenda, But Every Bit As Wonderful
I'm a Brenda fan from way back and love her style (simple guitar and great big voice), so I was initially a little taken aback by the musical "bells and whistles" of this album. I got over it quickly. The album as a whole makes me nostalgic for Minnesota winters -- which is apt, I suppose. MEDICINE (formerly SWIMMING) is an old favorite; HONOLULU, MINNESOTA and SCATTER are two new favorites; but the gem of the album is CHRISTMAS SWEATER.


a great album from a great artist
i drove from new orleans to iowa to see this woman play, and it was more than worth it. cold weather is great and i look forward to every future release!