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Brazilian-American Singer ALEXIA BOMTEMPO Featured in Black Book, Paste, Culture Collide; US Debut Out Now

Brazilian-American singer Alexia Bomtempo delivers an electrifying tour de force with CHASING STORMS AND STARS, out September 22, 2017. STORMS is Bomtempo’s third studio album and the first to be released in the U.S. The release offers hints of blues, folk, country and Motown soul, while never forgetting the Brazilian beats that are in Bomtempo’s blood.

BlackBook has premiered the track “I Thought About You” here, introducing Bomtempo’s sultry style to US audiences.

In addition, the singer will perform at the prestigious Brasil Summerfest festival this year, on August 12th at Django in New York City. The performance honors the 50th anniversary of Domingo, the debut album from best-selling Brazilian artist Caetano Veloso (with singer Gal Costa). Bomtempo’s second release I Just Happen to Be Here, was a collection of Veloso’s songs, written during his 1969–71 exile in London. According to the Village Voice, “Domingo made a star out of Costa while setting the stage for tropicália’s brief, earth-shaking moment. Find out where this bright reinterpreter takes it.”

On CHASING STORMS AND STARS, Bomtempo collaborated with her partner in music and life, Texan guitar player, producer-composer, Jake Owen. They recorded the album with celebrated producer-engineer David Boyle (Patty Griffin, Trixie Whitley, Robert Plant) at his “Church House Studio” in East Austin.  Other featured artists on the release include percussionist Mauro Refosco (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms For Peace, Forró in the Dark), drummer Darren A. Beckett (Madeleine Peyroux, Brandon Flowers) and others, including their sadly departed friend, legendary Austin bassist George Reiff.

Born to an American mother and a concert-promoter Brazilian father, Bomtempo was raised in the beach culture of Rio De Janeiro, while traveling to America frequently over the years. She grew up listening to Brazilian popular music and Bossa Nova, as well as rock, folk and jazz. In 2008, she began touring throughout Brazil, Japan and the U.S. in support of her debut release Astrolabio. Her second album, I Just Happen to Be Here, came out in 2012.

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