Gina Sicilia has been wowing audiences across the globe throughout her decade-long career, with no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Considered a true rising star in the blues world, her debut album, Allow Me to Confess, brought her worldwide acclaim and a Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist. This accomplished singer, songwriter and performer continues to demonstrate a powerful work ethic and passion for her craft.
On her sixth studio release, Sunset Avenue(EP), Gina manages to raise the bar even further. Recorded in her native Philadelphia by Grammy-winning producer Glenn Barratt, the album showcases her inimitable, distinct vocals as she throws down a musical gauntlet of power, grit and energy. Her emotional and often deeply personal songs gracefully cross genres, with echoes of soul, roots, and even Americana woven throughout the tapestry of sound she’s created on the new collection.
Despite the accolades and her estimable talent, Sicilia considers her music a restless work in progress. “I see myself as always evolving, reaching for a new place where I want my music to be and a way I want it to sound,” she says. “I don’t know if I’ll find that place, but I’ll never stop searching.”
“Earthy, voluptuous voice”
“Destined to take her seat among the all-time greats…Sicilia is the perfect package deal…easy on the eye,
equally easy on the ear and with a delivery that is as powerful as any I have heard to date, and I’ve heard them all.”
Billtown Blues Association
“Sicilia delivers a vocal and lyrical performance that rates alongside the titans of early-1960s soul.”
“A line is drawn from the depth of her voice into way inside of the listener. It’s like the wind, you can’t see it but, boy, when it blows, you can sure feel something.”
The Alternate Root
“…impressive range and depth …she’s going to get even better with age.”
“Not since Susan Tedeschi has a young female blues singer made such a strong impression…remarkable voice”
“Gina Sicilia may be the best blues singer on the music scene today”
“Gina Sicilia’s voice posessess such depth and breadth that she may indeed one day be mentioned alongside the giants in the blues idiom.”
Music City Blues
“…dramatically different from any of her peers. Her voice is robust and earthy…Gina Sicilia has a solid first album and star potential.”