Blue Moon & Spacious Skies
Elyse O'Connor's voice has been described as a lush rainbow prism of clear tones resonating through depths of emotion. Thousands of listeners have been drawn to her confident and agile interpretation of songs in crossover genres-new age, blues, classical, Celtic, folk pop, Broadway, spiritual, international, and the American Songbook. Blue Moon and Spacious Skies is a compilation album of songs from Elyse's earlier CD's: Just Love Album Preview and Alleluia 2001, and features a new track of Gino Paoli's 'Senza Fine,' to be included on the completed Just Love album by the end of 2006. For more than two decades, this soprano has met the challenges of dual talents in language and in music and has in effect pursued two careers simultaneously: She has worked as an adjunct faculty in undergraduate writing and literature at two major universities-- Boston University and the University of Massachusetts Boston-and has spent time in between as a concert singer and private music student and teacher. Having completed two graduate degrees at Simmons College in Boston and years of experience singing for Boston audiences of all ages, Elyse is now focusing more on her career as an independent digital recording artist. Currently, Elyse is working on the completion of her newest album, "Just Love," a collection of new age and adult contemporary songs and vocalises that she has written and/or arranged. Elyse is joined by David Cullen, Grammy Award winning guitarist and Corin Nelsen, Grammy Award winning engineer, to complete production of her newest album project at Will Ackerman's Imaginary Road Studio in Vermont.