Alyssa Wright

"That sound just grabbed me...  She's a virtuoso!"
[Victor Wooten, bassist, composer, author and educator]

With a musical background that encompasses almost every western genre (and several others!), Canadian cellist and singer-songwriter Alyssa Wright combines the soul of jazz with the technical facility of her classical training, constantly pushing boundaries both real and imagined.  Once described as "Jacqueline DuPré meets Janis Joplin over wine and whiskey," her rich, arresting contralto, instrumental virtuosity and trademark tone blend with a passionate performance style that will not be soon forgotten.
 
"The best thing in a woman's voice since Ruthie Foster or Serena Ryder"
[David Zub, concert presenter]

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Dark Waters

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Alyssa's debut solo CD Produced by Don Bray and Alyssa Wright, © 2006 Recorded at Stone Soup Studio, Cannington, and on location. Mastered by George Seara, Phase One, Toronto. Art direction and CD design, Nancy Nevala, Hinterland Design. Photography by Farzin Photography.

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Alyssa is involved in a number of other projects as well.  Please visit our store pages for The Brights, Amity Trio, and Naffin & Wright, to see all that is on offer.
Live Love Dream: CD
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Live Love Dream is The Brights’ debut CD, featuring all original tunes (eleven songs and one instrumental). Those who have become fans of Don Bray and Alyssa Wright as solo artists will find something familiar about the music on this album, yet their collaboration has allowed them to venture in to places previously unexplored, producing a whole “much more than the sum of its parts” [Paul Court, Orillia Folk Society] – probably best exemplified by their three new co-writes, which “show the best of both” [Jennifer Ives, music promoter]. Co-produced by Alyssa Wright and Don Bray, Live Love Dream was recorded at their Orillia studio in early 2009 – engineered and mixed by Don, and mastered by Juno nominee GEORGE SEARA at Phase One in Toronto. The musical arrangements on the album stay very close to The Brights’ live duo sound, with Don alternating between guitar, dobro, Hawaiian king and mandolin, and Alyssa on cello or accordion, with her cajon and other foot percussion. They just couldn’t resist adding an extra layer or two at times, though – so on a few tunes you’ll hear some extra harmonies and cello lines, harmonium, hand percussion, and the rich tones of bass player PATRICK MCPHAIL. Live Love Dream was released in 2009 at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. The CD is distributed by Take Note! Promotion. Tracks from Live Love Dream have been played across Canada on the CBC, as well as campus, community and other folk-friendly radio such as CKUA, CFMU, CIUT’s Back to the Sugar Camp and Acoustic Workshop, CKPC's Just us Folk and Erin Radio’s Acoustic Planet. Both Don Bray and Alyssa Wright bring to this project their well-known instrumental proficiency, rich imagery and strong writing. Together, they add soaring harmonies, intricate arrangements, and a true balance between two talented and hard-working artists.

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As Ontario folk music's "go-to-it" girl for cello studio and session work, Alyssa also appears on dozens of other recordings (she admits to having lost count some time ago), including these albums by some of our clients.
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