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Listen Now: Sylvie Lewis On Mountain Stage

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Sylvie Lewis On Mountain Stage

Sylvie Lewis On Mountain Stage

Listen Now: Sylvie Lewis On Mountain Stage

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Set List

  • "If It Don't Come Easy"
  • "Starsong/What Became of Us"
  • "Just You"
  • "Happy Like That"
  • "Death by Beauty"
  • "Les Nuages"*

*performed by Bob Thompson

Sylvie Lewis started pursuing her songwriting in earnest while studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Brian Blauser hide caption

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Originally from London, Sylvie Lewis writes wistful, reflective songs that sound as if they've emerged from the cabarets of France.

Thought-provoking lyrics and a soft, heartbreaking voice give Lewis' songs a distinctive sound: a bit theatrical, but with understated cleverness. The influence of her heroes — Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and the Gershwins — is evident in her compositions.

Lewis took to Los Angeles after graduating from the Berklee College of Music, but, not to remain too long, she moved to Spain in 2005. There, she found inspiration that would become Translations, her third album. She now lives in Rome, Italy.

Lewis performs along with the Mountain Stage band. The set culminates with a piano instrumental by Mountain Stage pianist Bob Thompson.

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Album
Translations
Artist
Sylvie Lewis
Label
Cheap Lullaby
Released
2007

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