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Chakra Bleu

Top charting singles on Top 40 & Country, she captivates a broad audience through captivating and empowering multi-genre music: Pop/Rock/Americana/R&B and now including upbeat Island-Reggae Vibes on her 8th album!

There will be two BIO's : The first will be the shorter overview BIO (BLUE); The second will follow with a story-Bio by a New York Times Music contributor.

Bold, pioneering and pushing the boundaries with a perspective that is invitingly insightful. An overall upbeat vibe is the current running throughout her music flowing with a magnetic, passionate intensity. Experiencing the R&B-Rock/Americana-Pop and now Reggae music of Chakra Bleu is like a natural shot of adrenaline that infuses a person with an invigorating surge of energy. Intriguing, soul-searching, enticing, mystical and enriching, are words to describe how this captivating artist connects with her audience.

Chakra Bleu has received airplay from various cuts off her CD’s on A/C, Country, AAA, Americana radio in the USA as well as Europe. She has been the Spotlight artist at The Bluebird Cafe and BMI Showcases; playing top listening venues in Nashville/Music City USA; as well as being granted the ‘Arena award Feb.1999. This prestigious honor has been granted to few other acts such as Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Jo Dee Messina, etc. who have contributed an inspiring presence in their community.

Quoted recently by Dave Carew for Nashville Underground: “Chakra Bleu is - hands down-one of the most original and distinctive artists ever to grace the underground Nashville music scene. Inspired by everything from the styling of bands like Heart and the Cowboy Junkies, to transcendent New Age though t, she has forged, over the past decade, some of the most uplifting, eclectic, thought-provoking, and empowering music ever created in Music City,USA.”

Chakra Bleu’s previous CD (her 6th), ‘SOUVENIR’ had seven singles simultaneously bedazzle: Top 40 Pop & Country Main & Indie Charts (sts) with Weathered the Storm (#8); She Walks Alone (#17); Top 40 Main Charts with Sabotage scoring TOP DEBUT single & charting (#8); Any Day Now charting at (#10) for three weeks, as well as(#4) on Top 30 Indie Charts!; Addicted To You #6 on Cat’s Americana Charts, as well as making the Spotlight on Cashbox Magazine!

Another previous album’s single from YOU’RE THE ONE, ‘When I Hold Your Hand’ charged AAA and Americana airwaves, charting #5 on STS Top 30 Indie Chart and #27 on STS Top 40 Main Chart! Yet another prior single, ‘Hopelessly In Love’ from the Seize the Day album, scored big as well, making it to #16 on the national A/C chart.

Chakra Bleu

By PHIL SWEETLAND

New York Times Music & Radio contributor

NASHVILLE – Once upon a time, Nashville albums featured variety, sparkle, insight, and magic.

Chakra Bleu takes us back to that stronger time, both in her latest work and throughout a series of highly personal yet delightfully accessible albums that reflect a personal and artistic Nashville journey that began in the early -1990s.

For instance, on Souvenir, Ms. Bleu’s latest album, the opening song “Addicted To You” is reminiscent of much of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s finest work, both in production and performance, while “Free Again,” the ideally named second track, is a Zydeco-flavored bit of syncopated fun that the late Clifton Chenier might have loved.

Fans have also noticed flavorings of Waylon & Willie – heroes of the Outlaw Movement in the 1970s – in Chakra Bleu’s writing and performing, and she’s the first to admit those are two of her personal favorites.

Chakra Bleu’s 6th CD (2012), ‘SOUVENIR’ had seven singles simultaneously bedazzle: Top 40 Country Main & Indie Charts (sts) with Weathered the Storm (#8); She Walks Alone (#17); Top 40 Main Charts with ‘Sabotage‘ scoring TOP DEBUT single & charting (#8); ‘Anyday Now’ charting at (#10) for three weeks, as well as(#4) on Top 30 Indie Charts!; ‘Addicted To You’, on Americana Charts,and also making the Spotlight on Cashbox Magazine.

Yes,“Sabotage,” the title track, rocketed past superstar acts including Justin Timberlake, Pink, Maroon5, and Train into the Top 10 of the Top 40 Main Chart, while other recent Chakra Bleu singles made it into the Top 20 of both the Top 40 Country Main Chart and the Top 30 Indie Country Chart – a rare and difficult daily double!

2010’s You’re The One album showed a fascinating other angle of Chakra Bleu, as she and co-producer David Henry gave us 16 originals which embody “the Essence of the Sunflower: Happiness, Hope, Prosperity, Vitality, Serenity, Freedom, Beauty, Devotion, Success & Fulfillment.”

Its ethereal single “When I Hold Your Hand” had strong showings at AAA and Americana, including reaching No. 27 on the mainstream Top 40 listing.

In 2005, Seize The Day yielded “Hopelessly In Love,” which got a lot of attention with a No. 16 Adult Contemporary chart success; another format Ms. Bleu’s music fits beautifully. Tom Mazetta, whose earlier radio clients have included Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney, promoted “Hopelessly In Love.”

“How long does a river flow?” is how the title track of 2003’s How Long opens, as Chakra Bleu sings of how love follows the unpredictable twists and turns of a river.

One of the strengths of all Chakra Bleu’s albums is her remarkable prolificacy at writing and producing songs. Each album gives us hidden gems like the smoky and yearning “Not Strong Enough” on How Long.

Titles are a strong suit, as The Hidden Mirror in 2000 reminds us. That early record gave her fans “Playing The Victim” and the title track, both of which remain among the most requested songs at her shows.

European radio and fans responded excitedly to the album’s “Shoulda Coulda Would’ve,” a title that only she could create and a tempo tune with rockin’ country overtones.

Bleu’s very first album, Don’t Make Me Choose from 1992, shows the pattern of versatility even just after she moved east to Nashville, with some songs that sound folk, others R&B, pop, Alternative, and country – but all clearly Chakra Bleu. All were unified by her strong, sensitive alto and radio-friendly writing and production.

This takes real creative vision, and a willingness to make often tough musical choices.

Since she was a kid growing up in Spokane, Washington, she benefited from having an older brother with a varied record collection. She loved the music of artists like Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Daryl Hall/John Oats, Doobie Brothers,Tom Petty, Pretenders, REM, U2, Annie Lennox, and David Byrne, and more.

At an early age, spellbound by the roots country guys, as she and her parents watched country awards shows on TV and Opry legends like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn intrigued her, but her favorite and greatest influence at that stage was Emmylou Harris.

The Washington native loves performing her own songs at popular Nashville venues, such as The Bluebird Café; 3rd & Lindsley; The Basement; Douglas Corner; The Rutledge; and many more.

Spokane’s eclectic music scene keyed “why I love rock and pop just as much as country,” she tells us.

Like so many who move here, she spent a few years trying to write strictly country. That produced several fine songs, Chakra’s heart wanted more and so did fans at her shows.

“It’s what is now called Americana, before Americana was defined,” she says, smiling. “I finally got to the place where I just wrote and played for the joy of it. It’s important for me to honor what my fans want.”

Thanks to the growth of the Web, Chakra Bleu’s audience spans into Europe, Australia, and even as far away as Japan.

“They’re really into Americana over there,” Bleu says of her fast-growing international audience. “It’s really refreshing. When the Internet came along, it allowed indie artists like me to take the reins and run.”

Chakra Bleu has found that even in a co-writing town like Nashville, she does her best writing alone. Yet she has co-written with some of the Row’s best, including Kim Richey and John Foster.

Bleu is also able to play a variety of instruments. Guitar is her primary instrument, but she also plays piano, bass, and mandolin, all which impact her writing.

A key technique that enables her to create so many signature songs, are the songwriting retreats she takes twice each year.

“In the fall I go to the Blue Ridge Mountains for 10 days and lock myself in a cabin. I take all my charts and a tape recorder. Then in the summer I go to Washington state for three weeks to write,” she tells us.

Those two venues on two different coasts have been breeding grounds for dozens of Chakra Bleu album favorites.

“I love writing in the majestic energy of the mountains, as well as at the other cabin retreat at the snow-fed mountain lake in the inland Northwest.” “I’ve found that the beautiful nature around me inspires countless lyrical ideas and melodies to bubble up effortlessly.”

For Chakra Bleu, both of these rural retreats seem a million miles away from Nashville, but the material she crafts there rejuvenates her to do even bigger and better things every time she returns to Music Row, to radio, and the concert stage.

“Playing and singing is just a real pleasure. On each and every one of my CDs, I include songs which have inspiring and empowering messages, songs that simply put are food for thought,” she says.

Fans and radio both in the States and overseas will be loving a steady diet of Chakra Blue’s musical food for thought for a long, long time.

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You Go to My Head

Chakra Bleu

Scenario: It’s Friday night and Brittney has met up with her posse at their favorite Micro Brewery. The gals are unwinding from a busy week at their jobs and they are SO happy to be at their festive hangout. Brittney strikes up a conversation with a friendly guy. She cannot believe how quickly he is growing on her - especially when she was NOT looking for a ‘Hook-Up’! Yep, sure enough - he’s Going to Her Head like a GOOD beer buzz! This song is meant for singing it at the TOP OF YOUR LUNGS with your Friends, of course, while enjoying your beer. (BTW: the beer is your excuse if you sing off key! Cheers, Chakra Bleu

Written by Chakra Bleu & Sue Halford Produced by Chakra Bleu

Music & Lyrics by Chakra Bleu & Sue Halford (BMI) ; Produced by Chakra Bleu © 2017 Recorded & Engineered by John Billings at Funky Tymz Studio, Nashville, TN Master by Jim DeMain at Yes Master Studio, Nashville, TN Musicians: Chakra Bleu: Lead Harmony vocal; Rhythm Electric Guitar John Billings: Bass Brice Foster: Bass Ronnie Godfrey: Keys Paul Allen: Lead Guitar Scott Ducaj: Trumpet
Chris Dunn: Trombone

Graphic Design: Jessigraphics

CHAKRA BLEU released her 8th CD, ‘Our Own Paradise’ (2017). A festive vibe resonates with genres of Island-Reggae, R&B and Pop/Rock, that will have one jonsing for a pina colada while imagining being on a Caribbean Beach Resort!

Her 1st media single release from this CD, ‘We Shall Overcome’, calls forth a reckoning pertaining to equality & social justice. This song’s powerful presence leads one to feel the strength of her empowering and insightful messages, witnessed in several of her songs. The second album release, ‘Be My Love’ made a strong imprint upon the Americana Charts!

Currently, this prolific recording artist/producer is releasing a series of three singles, each carrying their unique design of significance. Says Chakra Bleu, “ I like to simply call my style, ‘American Music’ becuase it’s inclusive to a variety of genres such as Pop/Rock; Country; Blues; R&B; some Reggae, Cajun and Bluegrass too. Yet, when away from the Biz Scene, I prefer to listen to Jazz, Latin/Mariachi/Cubana; World Music, (ei. Celtic, Afrobeat, Middle Eastern, etc.).

Chakra Bleu’s 7th CD ‘ALL OF ME’ had amazing chart action: The title single ‘All Of Me’ charted #2 on Top 40 as well as #1 on Indie Tope 40, holding for FIVE weeks! That’s not all - yes and then #7 on Top 100! The 2nd single,’The Shadow’ went to #4 on Top 40.

Connective and pioneering, pushing boundaries with a perspective that is invitingly upbeat, a positive vibe flows throughout her music imbuing a magnetic, passionate intensity. Playful, intriguing, enticing and daringly honest are words to describe how this captivating artist connects with her audience.

Chakra Bleu has received airplay from various cuts off her CD’s on Top 40, A/C, Country, AAA, Americana radio in the USA as well as Europe. She has been the Spotlight artist at The Bluebird Cafe and BMI Showcases; playing top listening venues in Nashville/Music City USA, as well as being granted the ‘Arena award Feb.1999. This prestigious honor has been granted to few other acts such as Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Jo Dee Messina, etc. who have contributed an inspiring presence in their community.

Her 6th CD ‘SOUVENIR’ had five singles simultaneously bedazzle: Top 40 Country Main & Indie Charts (sts) with Weathered the Storm (#8); She Walks Alone (#17); Top 40 Main Charts with ‘Sabotage‘ scoring TOP DEBUT single & charting (#8); ‘Anyday Now’ charting at (#10) for three weeks, as well as(#4) on Top 30 Indie Charts!; ‘Addicted To You’, on Americana Charts,and also making the Spotlight on Cashbox Magazine.

Chakra Bleu’s fifth album single from YOU’RE THE ONE, ‘When I Hold Your Hand’ charged AAA and Americana airwaves, charting #5 on STS Top 30 Indie Chart and #27 on STS Top 40 Main Chart! Her prior single, ‘Hopelessly In Love’ from the Seize the Day album, scored big as well, making it to #16 on the national A/C chart.

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We Shall Overcome

Chakra Bleu

This Top Charting artist's multi-genre (Pop/Rock/Americana/R&B & Reggae- All American Music), infuses the Mind, Body and Soul with an Upbeat Vibe!

Bold, pioneering and pushing the boundaries with a perspective that is invitingly insightful. An overall upbeat vibe is the current running throughout her music flowing with a magnetic, passionate intensity. Experiencing the R&B-Rock/Americana-Pop music of Chakra Bleu is like a natural shot of adrenaline that infuses a person with an invigorating surge of energy. Intriguing, soul-searching, enticing, mystical and enriching, are words to describe how this captivating artist connects with her audience.

Chakra Bleu has received airplay from various cuts off her CD’s on A/C, Country, AAA, Americana radio in the USA as well as Europe. She has been the Spotlight artist at The Bluebird Cafe and BMI Showcases; playing top listening venues in Nashville/Music City USA; as well as being granted the ‘Arena award Feb.1999. This prestigious honor has been granted to few other acts such as Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Jo Dee Messina, etc. who have contributed an inspiring presence in their community.

Quoted recently by Dave Carew for Nashville Underground: “Chakra Bleu is - hands down-one of the most original and distinctive artists ever to grace the underground Nashville music scene. Inspired by everything from the styling of bands like Heart and the Cowboy Junkies, to transcendent New Age though t, she has forged, over the past decade, some of the most uplifting, eclectic, thought-provoking, and empowering music ever created in Music City,USA.”

Chakra Bleu’s previous CD (her 6th), ‘SOUVENIR’ had seven singles simultaneously bedazzle: Top 40 Pop & Country Main & Indie Charts (sts) with Weathered the Storm (#8); She Walks Alone (#17); Top 40 Main Charts with Sabotage scoring TOP DEBUT single & charting (#8); Any Day Now charting at (#10) for three weeks, as well as(#4) on Top 30 Indie Charts!; Addicted To You #6 on Cat’s Americana Charts, as well as making the Spotlight on Cashbox Magazine!

Another previous album’s single from YOU’RE THE ONE, ‘When I Hold Your Hand’ charged AAA and Americana airwaves, charting #5 on STS Top 30 Indie Chart and #27 on STS Top 40 Main Chart! Yet another prior single, ‘Hopelessly In Love’ from the Seize the Day album, scored big as well, making it to #16 on the national A/C chart.

Chakra Bleu

By PHIL SWEETLAND New York Times Music & Radio contributor

NASHVILLE – Once upon a time, Nashville albums featured variety, sparkle, insight, and magic. Chakra Bleu takes us back to that stronger time, both in her latest work and throughout a series of highly personal yet delightfully accessible albums that reflect a personal and artistic Nashville journey that began in the early -1990s. For instance, on Souvenir, Ms. Bleu’s latest album, the opening song “Addicted To You” is reminiscent of much of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s finest work, both in production and performance, while “Free Again,” the ideally named second track, is a Zydeco-flavored bit of syncopated fun that the late Clifton Chenier might have loved. Fans have also noticed flavorings of Waylon & Willie – heroes of the Outlaw Movement in the 1970s – in Chakra Bleu’s writing and performing, and she’s the first to admit those are two of her personal favorites. Chakra Bleu’s 6th CD (2012), ‘SOUVENIR’ had seven singles simultaneously bedazzle: Top 40 Country Main & Indie Charts (sts) with Weathered the Storm (#8); She Walks Alone (#17); Top 40 Main Charts with ‘Sabotage‘ scoring TOP DEBUT single & charting (#8); ‘Anyday Now’ charting at (#10) for three weeks, as well as(#4) on Top 30 Indie Charts!; ‘Addicted To You’, on Americana Charts,and also making the Spotlight on Cashbox Magazine.

Yes,“Sabotage,” the title track, rocketed past superstar acts including Justin Timberlake, Pink, Maroon5, and Train into the Top 10 of the Top 40 Main Chart, while other recent Chakra Bleu singles made it into the Top 20 of both the Top 40 Country Main Chart and the Top 30 Indie Country Chart – a rare and difficult daily double! 2010’s You’re The One album showed a fascinating other angle of Chakra Bleu, as she and co-producer David Henry gave us 16 originals which embody “the Essence of the Sunflower: Happiness, Hope, Prosperity, Vitality, Serenity, Freedom, Beauty, Devotion, Success & Fulfillment.” Its ethereal single “When I Hold Your Hand” had strong showings at AAA and Americana, including reaching No. 27 on the mainstream Top 40 listing. In 2005, Seize The Day yielded “Hopelessly In Love,” which got a lot of attention with a No. 16 Adult Contemporary chart success; another format Ms. Bleu’s music fits beautifully. Tom Mazetta, whose earlier radio clients have included Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney, promoted “Hopelessly In Love.” “How long does a river flow?” is how the title track of 2003’s How Long opens, as Chakra Bleu sings of how love follows the unpredictable twists and turns of a river. One of the strengths of all Chakra Bleu’s albums is her remarkable prolificacy at writing and producing songs. Each album gives us hidden gems like the smoky and yearning “Not Strong Enough” on How Long. Titles are a strong suit, as The Hidden Mirror in 2000 reminds us. That early record gave her fans “Playing The Victim” and the title track, both of which remain among the most requested songs at her shows. European radio and fans responded excitedly to the album’s “Shoulda Coulda Would’ve,” a title that only she could create and a tempo tune with rockin’ country overtones. Bleu’s very first album, Don’t Make Me Choose from 1992, shows the pattern of versatility even just after she moved east to Nashville, with some songs that sound folk, others R&B, pop, Alternative, and country – but all clearly Chakra Bleu. All were unified by her strong, sensitive alto and radio-friendly writing and production. This takes real creative vision, and a willingness to make often tough musical choices. Since she was a kid growing up in Spokane, Washington, she benefited from having an older brother with a varied record collection. She loved the music of artists like Fleetwood Mac, Boston, Daryl Hall/John Oats, Doobie Brothers,Tom Petty, Pretenders, REM, U2, Annie Lennox, and David Byrne, and more. At an early age, spellbound by the roots country guys, as she and her parents watched country awards shows on TV and Opry legends like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and Loretta Lynn intrigued her, but her favorite and greatest influence at that stage was Emmylou Harris. The Washington native loves performing her own songs at popular Nashville venues, such as The Bluebird Café; 3rd & Lindsley; The Basement; Douglas Corner; The Rutledge; and many more. Spokane’s eclectic music scene keyed “why I love rock and pop just as much as country,” she tells us. Like so many who move here, she spent a few years trying to write strictly country. That produced several fine songs, Chakra’s heart wanted more and so did fans at her shows. “It’s what is now called Americana, before Americana was defined,” she says, smiling. “I finally got to the place where I just wrote and played for the joy of it. It’s important for me to honor what my fans want.” Thanks to the growth of the Web, Chakra Bleu’s audience spans into Europe, Australia, and even as far away as Japan. “They’re really into Americana over there,” Bleu says of her fast-growing international audience. “It’s really refreshing. When the Internet came along, it allowed indie artists like me to take the reins and run.” Chakra Bleu has found that even in a co-writing town like Nashville, she does her best writing alone. Yet she has co-written with some of the Row’s best, including Kim Richey and John Foster.
Bleu is also able to play a variety of instruments. Guitar is her primary instrument, but she also plays piano, bass, and mandolin, all which impact her writing. A key technique that enables her to create so many signature songs, are the songwriting retreats she takes twice each year. “In the fall I go to the Blue Ridge Mountains for 10 days and lock myself in a cabin. I take all my charts and a tape recorder. Then in the summer I go to Washington state for three weeks to write,” she tells us. Those two venues on two different coasts have been breeding grounds for dozens of Chakra Bleu album favorites. “I love writing in the majestic energy of the mountains, as well as at the other cabin retreat at the snow-fed mountain lake in the inland Northwest.” “I’ve found that the beautiful nature around me inspires countless lyrical ideas and melodies to bubble up effortlessly.” For Chakra Bleu, both of these rural retreats seem a million miles away from Nashville, but the material she crafts there rejuvenates her to do even bigger and better things every time she returns to Music Row, to radio, and the concert stage. “Playing and singing is just a real pleasure. On each and every one of my CDs, I include songs which have inspiring and empowering messages, songs that simply put are food for thought,” she says. Fans and radio both in the States and overseas will be loving a steady diet of Chakra Blue’s musical food for thought for a long, long time.

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When We Dance

Chakra Bleu

'Alluringly Sensual', describes the Vibe of Chakra Bleu's new Dance song..Seriously- you Really don't want it to end! Accreted music director: Harry Sharpe(keys) along with Paul Allen(lead guitar),flex some Big muscles behind this song!

  • (Credits for this song follow end of short Artist Bio)

Pushing the boundaries with an insightful perspective, Chakra Bleu has an overall Upbeat vibe and magnetic current running throughout her music that flows with passion and intensity. Experiencing her Top Notch version of Pop/Rock with delicious overtones of R&B and Americana is like a natural shot of adrenaline that infuses a person with an invigorating surge of energy! Intriguing, inspiring, enticing, and mystically enriching, are words to describe how this captivating artist connects with her audience.

Chakra Bleu has received airplay from various cuts off her CD’s on Top 40, A/C, AAA, Country, Americana radio in the USA as well as Europe. She has been the Spotlight artist at The Bluebird Cafe and BMI Showcases; playing top listening venues in Nashville/Music City USA; as well as being granted the ‘Arena award Feb.1999. This prestigious honor has been granted to few other acts such as Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Jo Dee Messina, etc. who have contributed an inspiring presence in their community.

Chakra Bleu’s previous CD (her 6th), ‘SOUVENIR’ had five singles simultaneously bedazzle: Top 40 Pop & Country Main & Indie Charts (sts) with Weathered the Storm (#8); She Walks Alone (#17); Top 40 Main Charts with Sabotage scoring TOP DEBUT single & charting (#8); Any Day Now charting at (#10) for three weeks, as well as(#4) on Top 30 Indie Charts!; Addicted To You #6 on Cat’s Americana Charts, as well as making the Spotlight on Cashbox Magazine!

Chakra Bleu’s brand new album, ‘All Of Me’ is a savory treat of Pop-Rock/R&B. ‘Sweet & Sultry with a shake of Sass’, is the motto describing the alluring vibe. Her single ‘The Shadow’, blazed (NMW) Charts reaching: #4 on Top 40; #4 Hot 100 A/C; #5 Top 40 Internet and SIX weeks holding #1 INDIE Top 40! She co-produced this album with John Billings (long time bassist for Donna Summer. See the other sizzling Nashville musicians who played on this album and previous albums on her website and/or Facebook page.

Her next single ‘All Of Me’, has already reached the #9 in Top 40 Radio Charts, accompanied by its captivating video. This song is electrfyingly intense, and is about moving forward freely & confidently in love.

Another previous album’s single from YOU’RE THE ONE, ‘When I Hold Your Hand’ charged AAA and Americana airwaves, charting #5 on (STS)Top 30 Indie Chart and #27 on STS Top 40 Main Chart! Yet another prior single, ‘Hopelessly In Love’ from the Seize the Day album, scored big as well, making it to #16 on the national A/C chart.

CREDITS for When We Dance:

Written by Chakra Bleu

  • Lyric Edits by Mary L. Boyd

Produced by Chakra Bleu

Recorded and Mixed at Funky Tymz Studio, Nashville, TN

Engineered and Mixed by John Billings

Mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master Studio, Nashville, TN

Cover Art & Design by Chakra Bleu

Chakra Bleu: Lead & Harmony Vocals; 12 String Guitar

Harry Sharpe: Keys (Music Director for Donna Summer, Wynonna; Performed with Dave Matthews, Heart, Patti LaBelle, Michael McDonald, Jo Dee Messina, Michael Bolton, Faith Hill, etc.)

Paul Allen: Lead Guitar (Toured with Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry; Richard Marx, and MANY more)

1746 Records : P.O.Box 160054; Nashville, TN 37216

Publicity: Arts@Whitingpublicity.com (615) 423-9857
Booking: 1746Records@chakrableu.com

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All of Me

Chakra Bleu

‘All Of Me’ is a savory treat of R&B and Rock. ‘Sweet & Sultry with a shake of Sass’, is the motto describing the cool vibe. Imagine a crackling fire, red wine and cozy company. A delicious listening experience and flavored by Nashville's best musicians!

Chakra Bleu's brand new release, "ALL OF ME', embarks the listener on yet a new journey of R&B/Groove! Yes, she's a writer and recording artist of Pop, Rock, Country, Groove/R&B...just simply call it: 'Americana', which AMA Executive Director Jed Hilly has defined: "It's contemporary music that honors and/or derives from American roots music, period."

'Sweet & Sultry with a shake a Sass' is how she coins the vibe of this album.

She hand picked Nashville's top R&B/Groove players to accentuate each of her songs of this CD to the fullest.

Chakra Bleu Co-Produced this album along with John Billings; whereby the pre-production

was specially in tandem with the incredible groove drummer: Brice Foster CHAKRA BLEU: Lead & Harmony Vocals; Electric & Acoustic Guitars; Mandolin Bass: John Billings played also with (Donna Summer; Monkeys; Wynonna, etc.) Sax: Dana Robbins (Aretha Franklin; Delbert McClinton; Chaka Kahn; Roger Daltrey; Frank Zappa; Ron Isley; Al Green; Cece Winans; Rufus Thomas,etc.) Lead Guitar: Tom Britt (John Oates; Vince Gill; Patty Lovelace; John Cowan, etc.) Drums/Percussion: Brice Foster (tours extensively nationally for umpteenth artists) Keys: Ronnie Godfrey: Marshall Tucker Band; Ty Herndon; Ronnie McDonwell; etc.)

After hearing Chakra Bleu's 7th album, the reputable radio promoter, Gary Leftkowith, desired to promote the single, 'The Shadow'. And off it went!!!!

Gary has promoted records of many artists including Mick Jagger's (Charmed Life); Lee Ann Womack ( I Hope You Dance); Shania Twian's (From This Moment); Doona Summer ( Carry On): Fleetwood Mac's (The Chain); Joan Jett's (Bad Reputation); Ace Of Base's (Whenever You'er Near Me; Prince; LeAnn Rimes; Julian Lennon, and More.. 'The Shadow' from ALL OF ME hit the NMW Charts with amazing receptivity, including the following: #4 Top 40 Charts #4 Hot 100 AC/Hot AC #5 Top 40 Internet #1 (6 weeks in a row) INDIE Top 40

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Souvenir

Chakra Bleu

A true masterpiece of Top Shelf Americana, paralleling the thrill of a roller coaster ride to the ups, downs, crazy twist and rolls, as in the way love takes the breath away.

Chakra BLeu’s latest single from YOU’RE THE ONE album, ‘When I Hold Your Hand’ charged AAA and Americana airwaves, charting #5 on STS Top 30 Indie Chart and #27 on STS Top 40 Main Chart! She also scored big with her prior single, 'Hopelessly In Love', from the SEIZE THE DAY album, making it to sixteen on the national A/C (fmqb) charts which was promoted by Tom Mazetta, a top national radio promoter whose roped in substantial airplay for artists such as  Elton John, Martina McBride, Paul McCartney, LeAnn Rimes, Delbert McClinton, Heart, Eric Clapton, Tim McGraw and dozens more. Her latest Her 6th album, 'SOUVENIR' was co-produced by Chakra Bleu and David Henry. (Henry's credits include Ben Folds,Tim McGraw, Steve Earle, Indigo Girls, Taylor Swift, Guster, Relient K, Jars of Clay, Mindy Smith, Widespread Panic, Jill Sobule, Cowboy Junkies and more).

Recorded at True Tone Studio with top-notch Nashville studio live musicians

Rick Lonow-drums; Viktor Krauss-bass; Barry Walsh-keys; Kenny Vaughn:lead guitar; John Heinrich: sax,steel dobro; David Henry-cello Chakra Bleu: Lead and Harmony vocals, guitars, keys

Branching out from the pop/rock/roots-country style of her previous five albums, she is surely swaying her fans with this CD: a true masterpiece of Top Shelf Americana! The songs parallel the thrill of a roller coaster ride to the ups, downs, crazy twists and rolls, mimicking the way love takes the breath away.

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Test Your Faith

Chakra Bleu

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen. If you need to see what you desire, before you believe it, it cannot come. You must believe it before you see it. Imagine, what you'd see, hear, feel. Anticipate & expect it!

Written and Produced by Chakra Bleu; Chakra Bleu Music (BMI) 2012 Engineered by David Henry

Chakra Bleu: Lead and Harmony vocals; Rhythm guitar Kenny Vaughn: Lead Guitar Viktor Krauss: Bass Barry Walsh: Keys; Acordian Rick Lonow: Drums

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You're the One

Chakra Bleu

Claimed to resonate with the Essence&Totem; of the Sunflower(happiness,hope,prosperity,vitality,serenity,freedom,devotion,fulfillment)- it is said this CD will act like a Lucky Charm! Feel the magic yourself & experience the LIFT from these upbeat songs!

*Produced by Chakra Bleu and David Henry who's credits include Ben Folds, Mindy Smith, Widespread Panic, REM,Steve Earle,Tim McGraw,Jars of Clay,Indigo Girls,Jill Sobule,Cowboy Junkies and Taylor Swift.

*Recorded by Nashville's top cats: Rick Lonow: Drums; Victor Krauss: Bass ;Pat Buchanan: Lead Guitar; Barry Walsh: keys ; Kiwamu Stewart: Lead Guitar;John Heinrich: Sax

Chakra Bleu: Lead and harmony vocals; rhythm and electric guitars; Piano(You're Loving Eyes)

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Seize The Day

Chakra Bleu

"Empower-Rock/Smart-Pop". Lyrically thought-provoking and insightful.Strong harmonies,driving rhythms,delightfully intriguing, positive-vibed, and soulful.

We would like to invite our guests to read the bio at our website which includes all the interesting descriptions of the musicians who make up CHAKRA BLEU, along with many entertaining photos.

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How Long

Chakra Bleu

Empowering and thought-provoking messages cleverly woven into energizing, Pop/Rock and Roots style.

CHAKRA BLEU has a niche that separates them from any other artist, which makes her a marketable commodity. "CONSCIOUS ROCK With SUBSTANCE" is the motto placed on promotional posters. The music is full of one intriguing melodic surprise after another. Chakra Bleu is the lead singer/rhythm electric guitarist, and prolific songwriter behind all the insightful messages that consistently holds the attention of a wide array of audiences. The lyrics question and delve into life itself, the effects of thought, and psychological-emotional issues experienced in various relationships. Oh yeah- there's plenty of passionate love songs too!!!

Chakra Bleu keeps their audiences 'in the zone' by the soul-searching and thought-provoking lyrics. One will leave their show feeling empowered, uplifted and inspired not only in one's heart, but soul and mind as well!

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