A Calm Sun

Lesley Kernochan

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It's here!
This record has been quite the miracle. From a chance meeting with a producer at a small cafe gig, to his generous connections with LA musicians and studios, to the European label that joined the team. It is with incredible joy and gratitude that I offer this music to you.

The incredible musicians and engineers on this album are: Dean Parks & Christopher Bruce - guitars, Jeff Babko - keys, Dan Lutz - bass, Aaron Sterling - drums, Scott Jacoby & John Schimpf - producers, Emily Lazar - masterer, Recorded at The Village & EastWest Studios in LA, Lesley Kernochan - voice, guitar, songwriter

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  1. 1 Les petits mondes sont partout 02:46 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Country in the City 03:08 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Hurricane Eye 03:06 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Tumbleweed 03:20 Lyrics
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  5. 5 A Calm Sun 03:25 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Blown Away 03:18 Lyrics
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  7. 7 The Universe 03:34 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Love is a Verb 04:47 Lyrics
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  9. 9 The Chocolate Tree 04:09 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Wherever I Go 03:16 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Loving Family 02:46 Lyrics
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  12. 12 Song for Elijah 03:40 Lyrics
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  13. 13 Old Fisherman's Song 03:33 Lyrics
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  14. 14 A Face in the Mountain 03:19 Lyrics
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Esprit Yourself [Single]

Esprit Yourself [Single]

Lesley Kernochan

This song is dedicated to the Transgender Community. Every year during Transgender Awareness Month in NYC we do a flash mob with this song. Come join us if you'd like! Just send me a message and I'll get the details to you.

Thank you to the musicians, producers, and inspire-ers on this song: Christopher LaMarca (co-creator of the documentary film The Pearl that inspired this song), Craig Dreyer (producer & keys), Tony Leone (drums), Andy Hess (bass), Al Street (guitars), Ayo Awosika (harmony vocals)

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  1. 1 Esprit Yourself 03:36 Lyrics Free
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The Pickle Jar

Lesley Kernochan

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"A collection of songs about a few pickles I've found myself in, that turned out to be blessings." -Lesley

Lesley's sophomore album is a funky, down-home delight. As usual for Lesley, there are a multitude of grooves present and a wide range of stories, from the saving grace of a sunset to a young girl discovering masturbation. Joining her is a cast of incredible musicians including Jamie Stillway on guitars, Drew Shoals on drums, Arthur Parker on bass, and Skip Von Kuske on cello. Lesley hit the road and toured this album throughout the US and Europe in 2011.

Recorded by Rob Stroup at 8Ball Studio. www.8ballstudio.com

Featured Review: If you were to blend the eclectic musical stylings of Nellie McKay add the incredible voice range of Kate Bush, you may begin to understand the wild ride Lesley Kernochan’s The Pickle Jar will take you on. No need to try and pigeonhole Ms. Kernochan – that’s virtually impossible, and while it may be a frustration for many reviewers and music buffs, it’s a breath of fresh air to me. I have listened to this CD countless times over the past few weeks, enjoying it more every time.
Imagine being pulled and whirled through a series of musical stylings – staccato violins, banging pianos, musical saws, trombones. Various key changes, tempo changes, timing; and that could be all in one song! How it moves so effortlessly from mandolins and a little honky-tonk piano in one piece into a romp worthy of a stageful of dancing Roaring 20’s flappers I’m not sure, but every listen I give to it leaves me smiling and laughing at discovering some new piece of brilliance.
Do I love The Pickle Jar? Absolutely. Will I look for more Lesley Kernochan in the future? You bet your eclectic butt. Due to this CD, I figured I’d better give special music finds the same carp(e) libris accolades bestowed upon my favorite reads, known around here as The Goldfish Award. It is well earned in my opinion, and if you’re tired of the same old same old, I suggest you snag yourself a copy of The Pickle Jar and be prepared for a rollercoaster ride on a musical kaleidoscope. Thank you to Lesley Kernochan!

  • Diane Kidman’s Carp(e) Libris
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  1. 1 Blueberry Eyes 03:50 Lyrics
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  2. 2 My Giant Jar 05:40 Lyrics
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  3. 3 The Dark Lady's Invitation 05:22 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Uh-oh 04:12 Lyrics
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  5. 5 The Hamster Wheel 01:03 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Yes 03:19 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Ouch! 03:45 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Confessions of a Young Girl 04:52 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Good Morning Darling 03:40 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Bob Cash & Johnny Dylan 04:13 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Learning to Meditate 06:16 Lyrics
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  12. 12 My New Friend 08:29 Lyrics
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Undulating

Lesley Kernochan

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A one woman a capella group creates the harmonic and rhythmalicious experience of Undulating, complete with colorful lyrics, lush melodies, and beatboxing. There are also a few rockin' band tunes mixed in, including the ever popular mock-pop gem "Piece of Meat". This is music with inquiring depth and passion but also a delightful sense of humor and zaneyness.

"Filled with unending smile-inducing brilliance! There are moments here where Lesley is simply unbelievable..." - Daniel Flessas, KBOO 90.7FM Portland, OR

Recorded by Jason Wells @ AudioWells www.audiowells.com

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  1. 1 Tulips 03:30 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Dinner Time 02:58 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Undulating 04:20 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Cockpit 01:44 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Addiction 03:12 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Shy Rain 03:52 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Piece of Meat 02:28 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Tiny Speck 00:46 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Pale Blue 04:08 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Whirling Dervishes 02:18 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Distribution War 06:32 Lyrics
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