Jean Synodinos delivers grit, grace and acoustic soul with a voice that’s been hailed by critics as “big league” and “show-stopping.” Her award-winning writing digs deep, moving from large affirmations to little ironies, giving pain, honesty, and love equal footing.
Her intellect and strength course through her fourth and newest album love & blood in lyric, melody, and color. This multi-media digital release with free album download and a pay-what-you-wish option has a permanent home at www.loveandblood.org. It was conceived, designed, and built by Jean as an experiment in modernizing the old-school album experience. Early reviews for the music have compared the album to both Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks and Joni Mitchell’s Blue.
Jean’s third studio disc, Girls, Good & Otherwise, received a 2012 Texas Music Award for Artistic Excellence, and her previous releases, Breathe and Lucky, received their share of critical acclaim. Third Coast Music wrote, “There’s no mistaking that marvelous voice, but if that alone gives her a decided advantage in the massed ranks of Austin’s Girls with Guitars, she piles it on by writing songs that are extraordinarily inventive and distinctive… she writes poetry that can be sung.” Visit Jean’s primary music site to stream tracks from previous releases.
She has performed coast-to-coast as a solo artist at premier listening rooms, house concerts, and coffee houses across the country. In her adopted hometown of Austin, TX, she’s played many notable venues, including the Cactus Cafe and Saxon Pub. Her trio held down an 18-month residency at Flipnotics until, like so many other venues in Austin, it was consumed by the city’s expansion.
Jean is immensely proud to work with Jail Guitar Doors, bringing guitar and songwriting classes each week to incarcerated women at the Travis County Correctional Complex. Now a prolific painter, Jean and her superior dog Freida live in a little house with with a big yard and modest garden. A breast cancer survivor, she appreciates all opportunities to remind women (and the men who love them), that early detection not only saves lives–it saves the quality of lives.
SOURCE: Official Bio