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Unspoken is the second album from singer-songwriter Jasmine Chadwick.

The songstress' debut solo CD, This Is Who I Am, which she wrote, produced and arranged was greeted with strong reviews from major critics (including Rolling Stone's Paula Edelstein and The Deadbolt's Reg Seeton), as well as with national airplay on large market stations and earning placements on both television and in film.

The recognition of a new voice and a gifted storyteller led Jasmine to being chosen as an opening act for Grammy award winning artist Sarah McLachlan on her most recent Lilith tour.

For Unspoken Jasmine, once again producing her own songs, assembled a Who's Who of the music world including eight time Grammy winning mixer Manny Marroquin (Alicia Keys, Katy Perry) Bill Malina (Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera), Pete Amato (Leanne Rimes), Joe Chicarelli (Christina Perri, Jason Mraz), guitarists Joel Shearer (Sarah McLachlan, Dido) and David Levita (Sara Bareilles, Shakira), drummers Blair Sinta (Annie Lennox, Melissa Etheridge) and Victor Indrizzo (Joshua Radin, Sheryl Crow), bassist Sean Hurley (Colbie Caillat, John Mayer), keyboardist Mike Farrell (Alanis Morissette, Vanessa Carlton) and also featuring The West Los Angeles Children's Choir (Fun., Train) directed by Barbara Klaskin Silberg along with additional mixing by Jared Robbins.

The album was recorded at different studios around Los Angeles including the legendary EastWest Studios and Sunset Sound and mastered by Grammy nominee Dave Kutch at the Mastering Palace in New York City.

Jasmine's largely autobiographical music is a throwback to confessional singers such as Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Alanis Morissette. Her heartfelt lyrics explore heartbreaking yet hopeful observations about the world and a piercing examination of her own life experiences. The raw honesty of her sound coupled with her rapidly growing fan base resulted in Jasmine being awarded L.A. Rock City's "Best Folk-Rock Artist" award.

Born with a passion to sing and to express herself, Jasmine was raised in a musical family on an island in rural Canada and began performing when she was a young girl. The first 'stage' Jasmine actually performed on was the rocky bluff side by her family home where she would sing for the dock workers in the harbor below on their lunch hour.

Growing up, Jasmine absorbed a variety of influences including James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young, Faith Hill, Carol King, The Dixie Chicks and Fleetwood Mac. After years of interpreting other songwriters material, Jasmine worked to transfer her own raw emotions from poetry into lyrics and began her songwriting career with the belief that "music is the universal language of the heart."

Jasmine formed a band, recorded demos and played around the Vancouver area before packing her bags and acoustic guitar and heading for the city of angeles to pursue her dream.

In Los Angeles, Jasmine was a fresh new voice on the music scene performing at coffeehouses and open mic nights. The road was far from being easy but this period of struggle forged her as a woman and helped her realize what she wanted to say as an artist. During this time she also began writing songs with Nashville Grammy nominated songwriter Jan Buckingham and sought out musicians who helped her to grow musically. Jasmine won the hearts of a loyal Los Angeles fan base who followed her when she took the stage at many of Los Angeles' top venues including The Viper Room, House of Blues, Hotel Cafe and The Whisky A Go-Go.

After encouragement from fans, musicians and industry insiders, Jasmine set out to record This Is Who I Am.

For her first album Jasmine assembled a talented group of collaborators including renowned recording engineer Bill Malina (Alanis Morissette, Christina Aguilera), guitarist Shane Fontayne (Bruce Springsteen, Sting), drummer Blair Sinta (Annie Lennox, Melissa Etheridge), bassist Sean Hurley (Colbie Caillat, John Mayer), keyboardist Mike Farrell (Vanessa Carlton, Macy Gray) and five time Grammy winning mixer Manny Marroquin (Alicia Keys, Katy Perry). The album was recorded at different studios around Los Angeles and mastered by Grammy nominee Dave Kutch at the Mastering Palace in New York City.

The deeply personal album with poetic lyrics and an emotional vocal delivery hinted at what lay on the horizon for Chadwick and what is ultimately realized on her sophomore album Unspoken.

Recently, Jasmine was photographed in Malibu, California by Henry Diltz, the legendary rock photographer who has chronicled artists like Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell, The Doors, The Eagles as well as Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, James Taylor and Garth Brooks, among many others.  

Jasmine looks forward to sharing her journey of Unspoken as documented by Los Angeles photographer/videographer Don Hannah and will be playing songs from the album live during an intimate tour to be announced shortly.

 

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A collection of confessional songs that is timeless and universal and which explores heartbreaking yet hopeful observation about the world.

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