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"The Real Thing"
Award Winning Blues Vocalist/Guitarist and Songwriter
PEACH fronts an all-star band consisting of keyboardist Ken Stange (known for his work with the Dennis Quaid Band and Joe Cocker, among others); drummer Tom Walsh (Joe Cocker); and bassist Eric T. Ward (Marvin Gaye).
The Los Angeles-based PEACH has an impressive body of recordings to her credit. THE REAL THING, released in 2005 and produced by renowned studio ace, Marty Grebb (Etta James, The Band, Bonnie Raitt), features a duet on the title track with Grammy winner, Taj Mahal. Among the notable musicians (and the list is large) who performed on THE REAL THING: Bassist Reggie McBride (Tony Bennett, Keb' Mo'), backing PEACH as she serenades on "Beyond My Wildest Dreams;" Garth Hudson (The Band) on keyboards, saxophone, and accordion); James Gadson (The Temptations, Beck) and Gary Mallaber (Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen) on drums; the aforementioned Martinez; Cece Worrall Rubin (Diana Ross, Guns n' Roses) on baritone saxophone; Paul Barrere (Little Feat), Jon Woodhead (Leon Russell), and Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac), all on slide guitar; Amos Garrett (Stevie Wonder, Maria Muldaur) on guitar; and horn arrangement by Lee Thornburg (THE TONIGHT SHOW band, Tower of Power) on "Someone Else Is Steppin' In."
PEACH is a dynamic live performer: "From the first note, the band displayed their talents admirably," wrote Pat Benny in SOUTHBOUND BEAT, reviewing a show at Martini Blues in Huntington Beach. "One of the many highlights of the evening, "Angel From Montgomery," belonged to PEACH. Her vocal rendition of the John Prine song was appropriately moving...she has a gentle voice but is capable of sustaining a note with ease. Her voice is unique for the blues, and her original compositions and clever treatments of classic material make listening to PEACH a pleasure," Benny concluded.
PEACH is the co-founder of "Rock 'n Cure," an annual event she produces and performs in to benefit Cedar-Sinai Medical Center's breast cancer and stem cell transplant research. The first "Rock 'n Cure" event at the House of Blues/L.A. - co-headlined by PEACH and renowned blues band, The Delgado Brothers - raised $78,000.
For more information about Peach and her CD - The Real Thing, visit her website: www.peach.us
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