Intimate CD release listening party at Gene Juarez in Seattle? I’m there! This private listening soiree on April 15 of V. Contreras‘s self titled inaugural CD met, and at times exceeded ,my expectations. Victoria’s timeless contemporary ’60s look with the powerfully resonating mixture of jazz and Patsy Cline / Amy Winehouse-like vocals made for a soulful sight and sound experience.
Her CD, produced by Seattle’s Martin Feveyear of Jupiter Studios was performed that evening with Andrew Joslyn‘s Passenger String Quartet, The Tourettes singing back up and Jeff Fielder on guitar. During the final song, “Feeling That,” Victoria was joined by NW rapper Tilson for a perforance that echoed in my mind for days. V. Contreras’ CD and sound is refreshing, and will be a welcomed addition to my collection.