Jen Rathbun Coffee, Chocolate, and Men
Houston, Texas Ė Jen Rathbun could only dream that her performance in the Radar Talent Groupís National Singer/Songwriter Auditions in June of 2003 would take her this far. She is set to release her new album, Coffee, Chocolate, and Men from her new record label, Platinum Plus Records, in October of this year.
Rathbunís performance in front of Sonyís Tom Long, and former Mercury Records executive, Charlie Fach, led to her winning the top prize awarded by Radar Talent Group, which included a trip to Nashville, a performance at the famous Bluebird Cafť, and a meeting with Platinum Plus Records executive and Independent Producers Hall of Fame inductee, Robert Metzgar.
Rathbunís performance at the Bluebird was stellar and drew the attention of several record executives in attendance. Metzgar wanted to sign her immediately and acted quickly. Contracts were drawn, and in the next few weeks, the deal was struck. Jen Rathbun was now a Nashville recording artist.
Metzgar, a three-time winner of Cashboxís Producer of the Year, co-produced the new album himself and employed the production skills of Tony Migliore, another award winning producer. Migliore and Metzgar filled the studio with top Nashville talent, including a contingent of the Nashville Symphony, to play on the predominantly jazz-flavored album.
Metzgar recognized Rathbunís talent and remarked, ďSheís one of the best Iíve heard and has a real chance at making it big.Ē Metzgar added, ďWeíve spared no expense on this album, but I felt like we needed just the right sound for such a great talent.Ē
Lucky Boyd, music critic, advisor, and co-founder of MyTexasMusic.com said the disc was, ďquite possibly the sexiest album ever recorded.Ē
The album is eleven cuts of original music, all written or co-written by Rathbun. Jenís tantalizing voice ranges from suggestive and playful to sultry and soulful as she performs tracks like ďNasty,Ē ďDoctor Of Love,Ē and ďCool Cat.Ē The opening cut, ďAll I Want Is You,Ē is set to be the nationally released radio single later this year.
Rathbunís work has been compared to the likes of Rosemary Clooney and Billie Holiday, but the album also contains a healthy dose of humor and double-entendre. Thereís even a hidden track of one of Rathbunís most popular tunes. Jen says, ďThe hidden track was there for the fans, but it didnít really fit the feel of the album. It gets requested so much, I couldnít just leave it off, so we hid it.Ē
The album, released only on CD, will be available on October 2nd at the official release party at JP Hops House, 2317 South Highway 6 in Houston. Information about the release party can be obtained by calling Sixerdoodle Musicís promotion department at (888)204-9591. The CD will be available online at MyTexasMusic.com or at www.jenrathbun.com.
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