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The Awake Album
Released Fall 2014
Louis R. Carlozo reviews Awake in The Christian Century:
On her debut, this Duke Divinity School grad from South Carolina delivers inspired surprises to engage and delight the listener. It’s a safe bet you’ve never heard “Nearer, My God, to Thee” in an acoustic blues setting, or the Police’s “Invisible Sun” arranged for sultry piano and violin. Yet Barrett pulls it together with smoky-sweet vocals. She’s a creative songwriter as well, as on “Nineveh,” a minor-key movie in sound.
Awake, Elise’s first full-length album, was recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley and at Perfect Mix Studios in Greenfield, Indiana. Elise is a singer/songwriter, and her music is classically influenced and piano-driven, but with folk, pop, and blues influences as well.
Rev. Scott Neely, Artist/Poet, Executive Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, SC
Elise counts it a privilege to have worked with the gifted Gabriel Harley (www.gabrielharley.com), producer, arranger, instrumentalist, and coach extraordinaire, on Awake.
AWAKE is available via digital download or order here on the site store, or most places you purchase music digitally.
A thousand heartfelt thanks to the following people, who have offered financial support to make the Awake album possible! (Backers are listed in alphabetical order)
Kristen Hankla and Bryce Donovan * Jennifer Oser Habig
Rachel Aavang * Anne Adams * Melton & Melissa Arant * Sarah Ardrey-Graves * Mary Austin * John & Susan Bafford * Bob & Marcia Barrett * Charlie & Sally Barrett * Jim & Sharon Barrett * Jim & Mary Beck * Katie Belange * Peggy & Homer Bichard * Debra Bishop * Honor Bonds * Eric Bonnell * Amy Bratton * The Brown Family * Jana Jamar Brunken * Carol & Robert Cannon * Paul Cheney * Jeff Childress * Bobbie & Mike Collins * Johnny & Mary Crouch * Shawna Darnall * Wick & Betty Doll * Sara Donathen-Smith * Jane Easler * The Falcone Family * Elouise & Steve Faulkner * Gary & Katharine Fickling * Dusty Fiester * Taryn Filipow * John & Kristen Frick * Martha Rawlings Green * Brian Gregory * Joyce K. Gresh * Kate Griffin * Debra Griffis-Woodberry * Nancy L. Habig * Ashley Haden * Betsy Hamlett * Diane Harvey * Scott Hankla * Annette Haynie * Lawrence F. Hays, Jr. * Barbara Helfer * Jolyn Hermiller * Sara Herstad * Betty Hester * Karen Hill * Elizabeth & Richard Hogue * David T. Hottel * Nancy & Frederick Huiet * Narcie & Mike Jeter * Angel Johnson-Brebner * Beth Jones * Maria Kane * Anne Kea * Melissa Toney Kelley * Reamer & Betty Gail King * Lisa Knell * Jill Kramer * Tracy Kuper * Sara Forbes Landrum * Courtney Landry * Mike & Carrie Langellier * Susan Leonard-Ray * Jonathan & Courtney Link * Pam Maloy * George Mason * Tammy Masopust * Elizabeth McCormack * Natalie McCoy * Angie & Jim McHale * Claire McKeever-Burgett * Joan McPherson * Sandy Moore * Joan & Allen Newell * Gisele O’Brien * Kara Lassen Oliver * Patty & Mike Oser * Marvin & Beth Ann Owen * Miyoung Paik * Sharon Perkins * Bryan Pigford * Robin Pippin * Stephanie Ponce * Kris Presley * Karon Preston * Rebecca S. Prince * Michelle Gammon Purvis * Cynthia Raub * Jana Riess * Ginger Rosenberg * Jennifer Sawa * Allison Selander * Pat Shufeldt * Gilliam & Katri Skinner * Meghan Smith * Mary Gray Stork * Ric & Laura Strong * Rebecca Pietila Taylor * Mary Teasley * Michael Turner * Sarah Turocy * Amy Upp * Rob & Amy Usry * Natalie Vestin * Martha Walker * Julie Washington * Steve & Judy Weaver * Mr. & Mrs. Sandy Whisnant * Susan Williams * Jamalyn Peigh Williamson * David Wintin * Brent & Lauren Wright