So Eagle persuaded her parents and Washington University's Dean of Students to allow her to take a year off in Nashville, to pursue her dream of a music career. The Eagle's baby sister Alexandra came from Lake Charles to Nashville for an all-too-brief visit one not-so-special summer. When she left, Eagle channeled the ache of missing Alexandra into a poignant rock song, pouring her sorrow into straightforward big-sisterly promises and warnings set to hard-driving chords and a purring bass line. From that first song, Eagle says, she never looked back. Just three short years later, the former nanny and waitress has created a substantial body of better than good work, booked her own solo tours across the United States, and grown savvier about the business -- which she followed to Los Angeles. Eagle's recording studio blurb describes her music as what you get when you let "Ben Folds [eat] a Fiona Apple and [give] birth to a show tune about a postmodern Catholic school girl." Now that's a colorful pronouncement, but I can assure you, between Folds and Apple is a nice spot to be in, out there among the alternative scene and rock herd.
And it's a place in which Eagle and her artfully crafted lyrics will most surely thrive. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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