With iTunes lauding her as one of their "New and Noteworthy" singer-songwriters, Alyssa Graham continues to receive praise for her new album Lock, Stock & Soul available now on Sunnyside Records. Produced by Grammy winner Craig Street, Lock, Stock, & Soul exhibits Graham's return to her pop and folk roots and has garnered acclaim from the likes of Marie Claire who featurEd Graham as an artist "You Need To Hear" and notes she "uses her meringue voice to explain a woman's heart, beat by beat," while Paste admires her "moody…wide-open and raw" vibe.
The album succeeds The Lock, Stock, & Soul EP that garnered praise from AOL Spinner, Time Out New York, MSN and Direct Current Music who called the recording a "remarkable, gear-changing project." Graham recently partnered with Huffington Post to premiere her latest music video for the song "Til My Heart Quakes":http://www.youtube.com/user/alyssagrahammusic?feature=mhee.
Graham's self-released debut, What Love Is was heralded by All About Jazz as one of the "Best New Recordings of 2005." In 2008, Graham signed to Sunnyside Records and released her second album, Echo, which charted at number 24 on the "Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Chart." New York Times also named Echo a "Critics Choice CD" and iTunes named it one of the "Top 10 Vocal Jazz Albums of the Year."
Graham attended the New England Conservatory of Music where she studied voice and contemporary improvisation. With The Lock, Stock & Soul EP, Graham turned to her musical roots for inspiration-the classic 60's era folk rock of Neil Young, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan among others. Producer Craig Street helped assemble a renowned group of musicians including Me'Shell Ndegeocello playing the understated roll of bassist, guitarist Chris Bruce (Sheryl Crow and John Legend) and keyboardist Keefus Ciancia (Elton John and Iggy Pop) to collaborate on the album.Lock, Stock & Soul includes contributions from longtime musical partner and songwriter Doug Graham; friend Jesse Harris, who is known for his work with Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot; and Austin Music Hall of Fame member Davíd Garza.