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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The first artist signed in 2006 to MySpace Records in association with Interscope, the edgy and rockin' yet charming and sensitive Cleveland-bred singer/songwriter Kate Voegele had the pleasure of actually meeting MySpace president "Tom" Anderson in the flesh. As if that weren't great conversation piece enough, the label began its grassroots campaign for her stirringly melodic, edgy, and mostly electric guitar-driven debut with reference to some all-star associations that happened in her teens. At age 16 in 2003, Voegele opened for John Mayer and Counting Crows, which led to other opening gigs for Dave Matthews, the Wreckers, and John Mellencamp, as well as performances...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The first artist signed in 2006 to MySpace Records in association with Interscope, the edgy and rockin' yet charming and sensitive Cleveland-bred singer/songwriter Kate Voegele had the pleasure of actually meeting MySpace president "Tom" Anderson in the flesh. As if that weren't great conversation piece enough, the label began its grassroots campaign for her stirringly melodic, edgy, and mostly electric guitar-driven debut with reference to some all-star associations that happened in her teens. At age 16 in 2003, Voegele opened for John Mayer and Counting Crows, which led to other opening gigs for Dave Matthews, the Wreckers, and John Mellencamp, as well as performances at two Farm Aid concerts. She also placed songs from her two indie EPs on a handful of TV shows. Two of her full-length debut's most engaging, pure pop
ock cuts, "Only Fooling Myself" and the bluesy, dark-chorded Fiona Apple-like "I Won't Disagree," won major songwriting contest awards; the latter took first place over 4,000 entries in the New York Songwriter's Circle, winning Pop Song of the Year. Those accolades and the compelling power of her hard-hitting vocals and crisp writing style should have been enough to launch her to stardom, but it actually took a recurring life-imitates-art role as an up-and-coming songwriter on the CW Television Network's hit series One Tree Hill in early 2008 to launch her to national attention. The minute she began her multi-episode run -- which included her character's performance of some of this disc's key material, from "Only Fooling Myself" to the beautiful and emotionally searing piano-and-vocal closer "Kindly Unspoken" -- MySpace re-released the disc and suddenly she had a major indie hit on her hands. The album quickly hit digital album chart and the Top Ten on Billboard's Independent and Digital Albums chart. Her slow build via her MySpace page quickly became a rocket to the pop music moon as she racked up more than a million extra song plays. The coolest part of the Voegele experience is the perfect balance of vibe she offers, from the tribally percussive, jangling joy of "One Way or Another" and rockin' sizzle of "Might Have Been" to the lighter retro-pop soul sexiness of "Top of the World" and the gentle acoustic soul of the previously mentioned "Kindly Unspoken." All of this by age 22, yet it was only the beginning for an artist with the perfect package -- looks, intelligence, acoustic and electric guitar chops, a distinctive voice you can't forget, and -- lest we forget -- the most exciting and compelling indie disc of 2008. With Kelly Clarkson's star slightly on the wane, Voegele was primed to jump into the fray on her way to the top of the female rock world -- helped by the mysterious "Tom" and not the praise of Simon Cowell.
Entertainment Weekly - Emily Shur
Voegele's first and current release, Don't Look Away, offers a little something for everyone: piano-based female-empowerment ballads, acoustic numbers, plus a few rocking cuts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2008
  • Label: Myspace Records
  • UPC: 602517605008
  • Catalog Number: 10012
  • Sales rank: 61,481

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chicago (3:57)
  2. 2 I Get It (3:35)
  3. 3 Only Fooling Myself (3:34)
  4. 4 Top of the World (4:01)
  5. 5 One Way or Another (3:44)
  6. 6 It's Only Life (4:08)
  7. 7 Might Have Been (3:47)
  8. 8 Facing Up (4:10)
  9. 9 No Good (4:13)
  10. 10 Devil in Me (4:20)
  11. 11 I Won't Disagree (3:53)
  12. 12 Wish You Were (4:46)
  13. 13 Kindly Unspoken (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kate Voegele Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Marshall Altman Acoustic Guitar, Sitar, Xylophone
Jim McGorman Piano
Chris Lovejoy Conga, Tambourine, Triangle, Shaker
Eric Robinson Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Piano, Accordion, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer
Dino Meneghin Electric Guitar
Jonathan Ahrens Bass
Aaron Sterling Drums
Will Voegele Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Niko Bolas Engineer
Doug Shaw Management
Gene Grimaldi Mastering
Marshall Altman Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Peter Zizzo Composer
Jim McGorman Composer
Eric Robinson Engineer
Kate Voegele Composer, Illustrations
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome CD!

    This is my favorite CD. Period. End of Story. I love pretty much every song, and even the weaker one(s) are still way better than most music. ITUNES has a couple of extra songs that I got and they too are really good. Kate Voegele has an amazing voice and I love her lyrics. I would definately recommend this CD. It's too hard to decide what my favorite songs are, but some of them are: Devil in Me, Might Have Been and I Get It, as well as the single You Can't Break A Broken Heart from ITUNES.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD!!!

    This is a truly amazing CD. I've listened to it practically nonstop since I got it. Every song on the CD is worth repeating, which is truly rare. I hardly ever find CDs where I like all of the songs. The lyrics great, as is her voice. My favorite songs are: I Get It, One Way or Another, Might Have Been, Devil in Me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Meaningful Lyrics, Amazing Songs!

    I love this cd because the songs are very catchy yet very deep. She is a true poet and I can relate to all of the words in her songs. I highly recommend this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pretty cool.

    Kate is a mix of Sarah Mclachlan and her own thing. She's really nice to listen to. Her voice is refreshingly different. The best song on the CD, in my opion, is No Good. The rest of the CD is good, but not fabulous.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    I saw her on One Tree Hill, I loved the sound of her voice and her songs so i went out and bought her CD! I would defenitly recommend her CD. It's perfect to listen to when your reading or doing homework. She's a defenite artist.

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