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Abby Lappen Bio
Abby Lappen is an accomplished artist singer-songwriter in the acoustic folk tradition, strongly influenced by jazz, rock, and blues. Whether singing her own songs or popular covers, Abby's sweet, smoky voice lends a vibe that is both sensuous and soothing. Her unique instrumentation includes acoustic and steel guitar, and a plethora of percussion. She specializes in soul-twanging use of harmony.
Abby Lappen's own witty, soulful, original songs and her inventive interpretations of popular covers gain devotees wherever she performs. She plays regularly in many venues across the Northeast, and engages equally well with her audiences, whether performing from concert stages, in crowded coffee houses, at farmer's markets, fairs and festivals, or at private events and receptions. A spokesperson for progressive values, Abby appears regularly at political and humanitarian events.
In addition to her performance, Abby works in group homes and special settings leading weekly song and movement groups as a therapeutic tool. Her growing repertoire evolves with each group's personal requests, exploring members' collective memory.
Playing the guitar since childhood, Abby has a natural connection with her instrument, producing warm radiant sound. She believes music is like a dance and relies on kinetic knowledge and improvisational skills to fuel her voice as her prominent instrument. Always focused on developing her style and abilities, Abby's song writing challenges and inspires her to reach higher levels.
Abby's 2014 releases - Edge of Time in July and A Family Album, Generations of Music and Miracles in October – join her earlier albums: Outside the Box and Soul Reasons.
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Consumer Reviews from CDBaby:
- 5 out of 5 stars Abby Lappen's CD - a Tasty Treat!
Reviewer: A long-time fan
Outside the Box is a delicious potage of melody, lyrics and instrumentalism, spiced with fresh talent.
- 5 out of 5 stars Outside the Box is a masterpiece!
Reviewer: E L D
Outside the Box showcases songs that are intense, funny, engaging and heart wrenching. These are wonderful expressions of what is best and what is most troubling about the human condition. Abby's songs will make you savor friendship and love, and strive to right the world's wrongs. This is a CD to listen to again and again!
- 5 out of 5 stars Abby Lappen is WONDERFUL!!!!!
Reviewer: A Huge Fan From Florida!
Love the CD! I have heard it from beginning to end and yes, I do have a copy of my own. It is hard to comment on the CD without mentioning the artist, who happens to be extremely talented and brings so much of her own personality and warmth to her music! I could go on, but I must keep it short. Enough said.
- 5 out of 5 stars Best CD of this type I've heard in a long time
Reviewer: Marlene Vidibor
This compilation of original songs by Abby Lappen goes as deep as Dylan and Buffy St.Marie. I think Abby is here to stay on the scene and can't wait for her second recording to come out. I replay this one constantly and never tire of hearing it or watching her in person. She is a real poet.
©Abby Lappen, 2015