In the House
Audrey Auld Mezera is an Australian singer/songwriter in the 'Americ-kinda' style. "She writes and sings songs with a worldly truth... She not only sounds like she grew up on Music Row in Nashville, but she writes the kinds of songs that built Music Row in the first place." ~ Gabe Meline, North Bay Bohemian After marrying and relocating to California it was only a matter of time before Audrey crossed paths with one of the greatest accompanists in the world, Nina Gerber. The magic created by the two was evident from the start and after hearing the recording of their second show together they realized they had something special. 'In The House' a live double CD is the result. "When presented with the opportunity to host Audrey Auld Mezera and Nina Gerber in concert, I couldn't say "Yes" fast enough. I became a fan of Audrey's about two years ago and have hosted her and seen her numerous times, always totally enthralled with her shows. Audrey's songwriting, singing and performances are quite captivating - with the songs touching on a variety of subjects, making us laugh and feel sorrow, inspiration, pain and love - all delivered with her beautiful voice. She always creates a good concert and lights up the room with her gorgeous smile and stories. It's no wonder there's a growing group of "Audrey-Heads." I've seen Nina Gerber countless times since the 1970's when she first played with Kate Wolf. I know I'm not alone when I say she is absolutely incredible and anyone that gets to hear her play live is fortunate. Through the years it's been a pleasure to hear Nina accompany different musicians, representing a variety of genres, always amazing with her sensitive, effortless playing, never "getting in the way," but always adding immensely. I never tire of witnessing Nina's talents. So, the thought of hearing Audrey and Nina together in an intimate theatre setting was so exciting I found myself counting the days for the concert to happen. The show exceeded my wildest expectations! The chemistry between the two women was electrifying. Nina played a variety of acoustic and electric styles, "stretching out," even for her, complementing every nuance in Audrey's songs. Coupled with Audrey's fabulous songwriting, glowing smiles, gorgeous voice and giggles, the night was nothing short of magical. I know the sold-out crowd was as blown away as I was. I'm thrilled that the concert from Studio E is being made available for the world to hear ("In The House"). No matter how hard I try to describe the night, no words can convey what we heard. I suspect you'll be able to hear Audrey's smiles and Nina's voice in her guitars. I hope that you enjoy the concert as much as I did!" Laurie Schaeffer, Schaef-Abel Productions www.northbaylive.com February, 2006.