Celeste Starchild (and yes...that is her real name!) is an exciting new vocalist best known for her unforgettable lyrics that convey her talent and originality. You can hear Celeste live with her band, Butter Sweet, or as an acoustic duo, as accompanied by international guitar sensation Andrew Pal. Celeste has been building buzz in the DC Metro area for two years and draws a dedicated fan base. She released her debut EP, 'Time Release' (produced by Kevin Gutierrez at Assembly Line Studios) to a sold-out crowd in June 2007. About the girl... Celeste's journey into music took the scenic route as the daughter of a pair of musicians. Her father was renowned musician Rick Schmidt who performed with the likes of Doc Scantlin's Imperial Palms Orchestra and Lowen and Navarro at venues from the Met in New York to the White House. Her mother, Judith Starchild, is a singer-songwriter who has written volumes of inspired songs, with several full length records to her credit. Celeste's first experience in a recording studio was with her mother at age 10. Growing up with "alternative' parents, her memories of childhood include jam sessions at the house, picking dandelions for dandelion wine, and shiitake mushroom farming. But Celeste rebelled by following a more conventional path to success trading the mountains of southwest Virginia for a powerful career in business. But as fate would have it, when her dad passed away and left her a 1933 Gibson acoustic guitar, she couldn't keep her hands off it. Since teaching herself to play, her rich and dramatic voice conveys her stories of disillusionment and 'almost' loves, grabbing fans of all ages .