Haunting... Soulful... Magical...
An award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Cindy’s music is a mesmerizing blend of world music, classical and Americana - soulful sounds that rise from the hollows of Appalachia, Europe, India and beyond.
Influenced by seventeen years of life overseas and a lifetime of spiritual seeking, it is Cindy’s deepest desire to create music that helps the world find healing through the unveiling of the heart and the letting go of the things that divide.
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Where East meets West... "Alison Krauss meets Ravi Shankar meets Yo-Yo Ma..."
Featuring the virtuosic playing of multi-instrumentalist Tom Prasada-Rao, Cindy's latest CD, ‘Meditation’ pushes the boundaries of her innovative and luscious sound, resulting in a in a hauntingly mesmerizing blend of Americana, world, new age and classical - original compositions and arrangements fusing Eastern and Western musical and spiritual traditions.
The original idea for the CD came from a desire to fuse select American folk tunes with the enchanting sounds of classical Indian music, which resulted in the distinctly original 4-part composition 'Hard Times Come Again No More' based on the Stephen Foster tune.
The perfect accompaniment for yoga classes, massage, quiet contemplation, and relaxation.
© 2015, produced by Tom Prasada-Rao and Cindy Novelo
About ‘Stone’s Throw’
“Mournful sounds that rise from the hollows of Appalachia and reverberate with the melodies and traditions of both Medieval and Romantic Europe. The smoky peat fires of the Celts mix with the disciplined heat of full-on symphony. The human condition – bold and beautiful - speaks to us through her music.” ~Blue Sky Green Earth Magazine
Cindy's debut solo CD 'Stone's Throw' met high praise, selected by well-known folk music DJ Bob McWilliams (Kansas Public Radio) as one of his top picks for best folk albums of 2009, along with albums by Antje Duvekot, Sarah Jarosz, Richard Shindell and Cheryl Wheeler.
'Stone's Throw' blends Cindy's classical training with her deep love of folk music into haunting interpretations of traditional tunes and soulful original compositions.
Joined by world-renowned guitarist Brooks Williams on both acoustic and resonator guitar (Check out his brilliant solo on Over the Rainbow!!!), as well as multi-instrumentalist Tom Prasada-Rao, cellist Dirje Childs and singer/songwriter Cary Cooper.
© 2009, re-released 2013, produced by Tom Prasada-Rao and Cindy Novelo
Cover photograph by Jason Dailey