2013-05-02 / Front Page

Small-town Girl Looks To Make It Big As Singer

Former McCbg. resident Jodee Seiders cuts first album

Jodee Sieiders looks over music during the recording of her first and soonto Jodee Sieiders looks over music during the recording of her first and soonto Her passion for making music is the driving force behind former McConnellsburg resident Jodee Seiders’ pursuit of a full-time career as a singer-songwriter.

And in the next two weeks or so, Seiders will complete the first steps toward realizing her dream with the release of her first album, “Uncovered,” a CD of 12 cover songs.

Growing up in a musical family, Seiders spent many hours singing with her sisters, parents, aunts, grandmother and cousins in her grandmother’s home near Knobsville. Her musical roots run deep – from tradtional hymns and vintage records to playful harmonies and made-up material. Her smoky tones and vocal stylings have been compared to singers Dido, Sia, Lissie and Norah Jones.

“Making this album was an incredible experience,” she said. “Most of these songs took me back to a time in my life that I remember so vividly. It was an inspired and creative process for me.”

Backed by a guitarist, bassist, drummer and keyboardist, Seiders selected songs for the album that she was emotionally attached to, including Sherly Crow’s “Perfect Lie,” the album’s first single; Everything but the Girls “Missing;” Dave Matthews Band’s “The Space Between;” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt.

Seiders performs regularly in be released album“Uncovered.” Los Angeles and Manhattan. She recently appeared live at The Mint in Los Angeles and has three other upcoming shows in LA at the Genghis Cohen Restaurant, Bar and Music, The Hotel Cafe and Room 5 Music. She will perform for record labels and producers at an industry party on May 6. Other shows are planned for the New York City area and perhaps a few shows closer to “home” in central Pennsylvania.

“Uncovered” is available now on iTunes.

Seiders is the daughter of former residents Steve Seiders and Diane Cobb. She is the granddaughter of Naomi and Marty Marcus and Marian Seiders, all of here.

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