Singer/songwriter VONDA SHEPARD got her start in the early 80′s, touring with Rickie Lee Jones and Al Jarreau.
She got her first hit in 1987 with “Can’t We Try,” and soon followed it up in 1989 with “Don’t Cry Ilene.” Still, she was a relative unknown when she was picked up in 1997 for the Ally McBeal show, where her popularity skyrocketed as she wrote much of the music for the show and appeared in numerous episodes as a performer at a bar where the characters would hang out after work.
Since the end of Ally McBeal, Shepard has released 5 solo albums and toured extensively, further solidifying her fanbase with her electrifying shows. With over 12 million album sales to her name, two Golden Globes, two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actor’s Guild Awards as well as the Billboard prize for selling the most television soundtrack records in history for the hit TV series Ally McBeal, Vonda is a world-renowned artist who continues to delight audiences with her magnanimous live performances. She dedicates songs, tells stories, and at the same time, projects dynamic charisma and intimacy with her audience.
SOLO is Vonda’s latest album which features many of Vonda’s originals (“Lose My Way,” “Don’t Cry Ilene,” “The Sunset Marquis,” “Soothe Me,” “I Know Better”) as well as some favorite cover ballads (“Walk Away Renee” and “You Belong To Me”). SOLO is Vonda’s fifth collaboration with producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Elvis Costello, Randy Newman). This record provides the perfect opportunity to get to know Vonda’s earthy and accessible style and her intimate interaction with her audience.
Just as Vonda’s songs reflect an independent woman with profound and self-reflective insights on relationships, her approach to running her career in today’s ever-changing music scene is based on that same strength and sense of purpose. She is a consummate artist and businesswoman with her own label, Hotele´ Records. “I love the idea of making and releasing my own records exactly the way I envision them, then going on the road, getting the music out there and having a blast doing it all. I have a tremendous amount of energy for music and life.”