Christina Perri’s recommendation: “My musical influences are all around me, mainly love + relationships + beauty + feelings + good songs + good melodies + good lyrics. I am influenced by singer/songwriters like John Lennon + Paul McCartney + Jason Mraz + Elton John + Lady Gaga + Conor Oberst + Lissie + The Swell Season + Adam Duritz + Adele + Dean Martin. I’m really into Lissie’s new album Catching a Tiger. I love her voice + style + overall performance. I’ve seen her live a few times and she is just amazing!”
About our guest author, Christina Perri : Christina’s rise is as Cinderella as you can get. She moved to Los Angeles with dreams of making it big. She worked as a café manager and posted YouTube videos of herself singing both originals and covers. Bill Silva Management took interest and she began recording. Her song Jar of Hearts was featured on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance and the rest is history. The song was downloaded over a million times and she snagged a deal with Atlantic Records. Christina was asked to perform the song live on the show and she went on to record eleven more songs for her full length lovestrong collection that was released in May of 2011 and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, Tori Amos, The Shins). She’s now on the road and playing to capacity crowds. Merch, news and more can be found over at http://www.christinaperri.com.