Allies of the Heart
Sootara is a singer and songwriter with a unique way of writing and viewing the world. She does not write using an instrument, rather the songs come to her and she records them vocally and works with them in this way. She generally avoids listening to other peoples' music, so that what comes through to her is unique and new. Her new debut CD is immensely musical, inspiring and uplifting. Sootara sought out Joe Puerta of Ambrosia and Bruce Hornsby and the Range fame, to produce her album. She resumed vocal lessons with Ian Garratt (vocal coach to Shania Twain) to prepare for the album, and also appeared on the same album as Shania. As a performer, Sootara evokes pin-drop silence and rapt attention. Airplay: Allies of the Heart, containing 15 original songs is on the airwaves! 2009 and 2010, have seen Radio Airplay in Canada on 17 Commercial stations, 15 Campus stations, [charted on the top 30 for CFBX (Kamloops, BC) and #5 in their top 10 Roots category!], CBC Airplay, as well as a growing number of US Campus radio stations [WMUH (Best New Releases October 2009)]. France 5 television is currently featuring the track 'Cry Baby', on the wildly popular European children's animation 'Sam Sam', Perdus dans l'espace! In Sootara's words: 'I've always been an artist, but when I don't do my art nothing works, and when I do my art, everything works. It's really that simple! I made this album because I felt I had something to give - the songs came to me and my intuition led me every step of the way. ' 'Allies of the Heart means just that - the heart knows only our commonality, shared humanity, unconditional love and a greater reality. And that greater truth is that we are all Allies. Every single one of us.' 'My musical influences include Kate Bush, Joni Mitchel, Ambrosia, Laura Nyro, Josh Groban and Sarah Brightman - some for their writing and artistry, some for their vocal capability.' 'My music comes from silence and nature - that's where I can stay in close touch with who I am and with truth.' What fans are saying: 'Sootara, I experience your music reaching right into my heart. You've created many levels of healing through your music for anyone to share and enjoy. You are a healer through your music, many blessings to you on your path. ' 'Your music touches my heart, and now that you have a web presence, others will have the opportunity to find you as well. Blessings to you in your contribution to the world. ' ' Beautiful job on the music. You've got a great voice and you're putting great messages out there.' Peter Buffett Musician, Composer, Philanthropist ' An eclectic set of songs and a wonderful voice to sing them with. Art for art 's sake.' Paul Sanderson Author of 'Musicians and the Law in Canada' Sanderson Entertainment Law.