Singer-songwriter Garrison Starr takes her fans on a deeper journey into her life on March 14 with the release of The Sound of You and Me. Hailed for her “affecting, emotion-baring songs” (Billboard), Starr says, “I wanted to make a record that is true to my life.”
Recorded in Nashville with collaborator and guitarist Neilson Hubbard, who co-produced with Brad Jones (Guster), the album is “more organic than anything I have done,” says Starr. From the roots-based “Sing It Like A Victim” to the soft, Beatles-like strings of “Big Enough” to the rock sound of “Beautiful in Los Angeles,” Starr puts it all out there: her heartaches, desires, hopes and loves lost and found.
Currently on a residency tour throughout the South and Northeast with fellow singer-songwriter Nini Camps, the tour sees Starr connecting more intimately with long-term fans and garnering new ones. No stranger to traveling the U. S. with a guitar on her back, Starr has shared the stage with or opened for Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Bruce Cockburn, Melissa Ferrick and Mary Chapin Carpenter, among others.
Born and raised in Mississippi, Starr began her musical career in high school, releasing a homemade cassette titled Pinwheels upon graduation. After releasing an EP in 1996, briefly studying at the University of Mississippi, and holding a job at Ardent Records in Memphis, she released her mainstream debut Eighteen Over Me (Geffen) in 1997. Feeling disenchanted with the music industry, Starr took a break from the business, and when she returned it was with 2002’s Songs From Take-Off To Landing, an album inspired by her journey thus far, and her coming-of-age. In 2004, she released the critically acclaimed Airstreams & Satellites.