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ARTIST
TITLE
Inner Exile
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RDM 13044CD RDM 13044CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/29/2008

Inner Exile is Zurich-based Lee Everton's debut full-length. The singer and musician crosses the borders between roots reggae, blues, country and soul with surprising ease. The foundation for this unique songwriter-reggae is Lee's own invented "slingsstyle rhythm," combining beautiful melodies with captivating rhythms and intense lyrics. The result is a new sound somewhere between Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison. From his early days, Lee Everton was fascinated with black music. Searching for the right song and the perfect sound, he traveled to Jamaica when he was 18 to spend a year at the Jamaican School of Music in Kingston. The sessions with musicians from all over the Caribbean had a lasting impact on him. Working later at the Quad Recording Studios in New York, he assisted sessions with Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Celia Cruz. Only recently, he attended a workshop for songwriters in Los Angeles where he met the successful songwriter Penny Framstad, who offered to coach him on two of his songs -- a chance he took gladly. With all those experiences, he started to experiment with new rhythms and new sounds. The first outcome of this work is the song "I Feel Like Dancing," which has already made it into the playlists of Switzerland's two major radio stations.