Jen Rathbun Coffee, Chocolate, and Men
Houston, Texas Jen Rathbun could only dream that her performance in the Radar Talent Groups 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.
Rathbuns performance in front of Sonys 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 Café, and a meeting with Platinum Plus Records executive and Independent Producers Hall of Fame inductee, Robert Metzgar.
Rathbuns 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 Cashboxs 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 Rathbuns talent and remarked, Shes one of the best Ive heard and has a real chance at making it big. Metzgar added, Weve spared no expense on this album, but I felt like we needed just the right sound for such a great talent.
Lucky Boyd, music critic, advisor, and co-founder of MyTexasMusic.com said the disc was, quite possibly the sexiest album ever recorded.
The album is eleven cuts of original music, all written or co-written by Rathbun. Jens tantalizing voice ranges from suggestive and playful to sultry and soulful as she performs tracks like Nasty, Doctor Of Love, and Cool Cat. The opening cut, All I Want Is You, is set to be the nationally released radio single later this year.
Rathbuns 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. Theres even a hidden track of one of Rathbuns most popular tunes. Jen says, The hidden track was there for the fans, but it didnt really fit the feel of the album. It gets requested so much, I couldnt just leave it off, so we hid it.
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 Musics promotion department at (888)204-9591. The CD will be available online at MyTexasMusic.com or at www.jenrathbun.com.
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