Vanessa Carlton
American musician
Vanessa Carlton
Vanessa Lee Carlton is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Upon completion of her education at the School of American Ballet, Carlton chose to pursue singing instead, performing in New York bars and clubs while attending university. Three months after recording a demo with producer Peter Zizzo, she signed with A&M Records. She began recording her album, which was initially unsuccessful until Ron Fair took over.
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How Peyote Inspired Vanessa Carlton's New Album, 'Liberman'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Songstress Vanessa Carlton is back with a new album, "Liberman," and she told HuffPost Live on Wednesday that the new music stemmed from some mind-altering inspiration. "I had some psychedelic experiences for sure that definitely, in my opinion, changed the way I felt about joy," Carlton said. "I mean, I'm not talking about crazy stuff, but I did eat peyote on the beach in Mexico with my friend, and that was the beginning of this real sense of peace in my life. ... I think the inspiration behind the concept of the album is wanting to recreate that peace and wanting the music to feel like a dream and to feel like a break from reality." Watch Carlton describe her peyote experience and its influence on her work above, and click here to see her full HuffPost Live conversation. Want more HuffPost Live? Stream us anytime on Go90, Verizon's mobile social entertainment network, and listen to our best interviews on iTunes. Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its c ...
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Watch Vanessa Carlton’s Video for ‘House of Seven Swords’ (Exclusive)
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
The artist premieres a video for the tune today on Speakeasy.
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Vanessa Carlton Talks About Her Newest Album, Liberman</em>
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Imagine starting out as a singer-songwriter and the first song you put out commercially goes to the top five and you have a Grammy nomination for Best Song of the Year. Such was the case for singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton. She was signed to A&amp;M records by the incredible age of 20 and her first single, A Thousand Miles, reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2002. Her debut album, Be Not Nobody, followed and received a platinum certification in the United States. Be Not Nobody, with its hit single A Thousand miles, garned her a nomination by the Billboard Music Awards as Best New Artist and nominations for a Grammy Award as Record of the Year and Song of the Year. But having a hit single isn't as smoothing sailing as you might think. In the podcast below on a phone call from her tour bus, Carlton talks about the difference between creating in her 20s for studio execs and creating in her 30s with a solid artistic vision. Over her favorite on-the-road, snack, we al ...
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Vanessa Carlton Reveals Ectopic Pregnancy, Cancels Tour Dates
ABC News - over 3 years
The singer detailed her dramatic medical scare.     
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Colbie Caillat And Gavin DeGraw Tickets Benefit Charity
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
Multi-platinum, two-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat and Platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw are teaming up on stage and off this summer to offer fans a special selection of tickets for all North American tour dates to benefit several charities close to their hearts, including the Grammy Foundation, The Humane Society of the United States and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Fans can now visit where every Gavin DeGraw &amp; Colbie Caillat purchase automatically supports these great causes – and enters them for a chance to win a pair of VIP Meet &amp; Greets that will be awarded to two fans for each show in appreciation for their support. Both Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat have been VH1 Save The Music Ambassadors in support of raising awareness about the importance of music in children’s education. As a Labels for Education Artist Ambassador, Gavin DeGraw has also been a champion of the GRAMMY Foundation and its commitment to insp ...
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Cal Phil 'Festival On The Green' Summer Concert Series Schedule Revealed
Arcadia Patch - almost 5 years
Adapted from a Santa Anita Park press release. The California Philharmonic's highly anticipated 2012 Festival on the Green  summer concert series will soon kick off its debut season at its new summer home, Santa Anita Park. The series opens June 30, with a phenomenal concert experience taking place every other Saturday throughout the summer at what is destined to become Southern California’s premiere outdoor concert venue. Table and lawn seating on the plush green grass of the renovated infield, and an unobstructed view of the San Gabriel Mountains make for the perfect backdrop to Cal Phil's concerts. Full bars and a number of gourmet food options will be available for pre-party festivities. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-concert family-friendly activities and live jazz, while the concert begins at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee performances will continue at the incomparable Walt Disney Concert Hall, known for its acoustic superiority. Performances begin at 2 p.m., with a complimentary ...
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Gavin McGraw And Vanessa Carlton To Perform For Origins Rocks Earth Month
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
In celebration of Earth Month 2012 and its Global Earth Initiatives, Origins, the skin care brand that is powered by nature and proven by science, will partner with Gavin DeGraw and Vanessa Carlton to perform at the third annual Origins Rocks Earth Month, a FREE concert taking place in New York City on April 18, 2012 at Webster Hall. To extend the celebration and raise environmental awareness around the world, the global brand also produced concerts in Taipei on April 13 with co-headliners A-Lin and Alan Kao and in Berlin on April 12 with headliner Johannes Strate. The concert series furthers Origins Global Plant-A-Tree Program, as the brand will plant a tree on behalf of each concert attendee through American Forests’ Global ReLeaf. “Earth Month is a special time of year for Origins; it offers us the perfect platform for celebrating our Global Earth Initiatives, programs we’ve implemented over the years that reaffirm our commitment to Mother Nature,” announces Jane Lauder, Global ...
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Vanessa Carlton: A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Dec. 22
WIRED - about 5 years
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Video: Vanessa Carlton sings her hit song for "Second Cup Café."
CBS News - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-275382" href="/vanessa+carlton">Vanessa Carlton</a> sings a second song for "Second Cup Café". Grammy nominated hit single "A Thousand Miles"
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Vanessa Carlton - Do You Hear What I Hear (audio)
Contact Music - over 5 years
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COVERED: 20 Bands Cover KATY PERRY, JUSTIN BIEBER, REBECCA BLACK, more on ... - Kik Axe Music and Entertainment
Google News - over 5 years
Acadia Falls - A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton Cover) 5. The Fight Night - Fuck You! (Feat. Cameron Latham) (Cee Lo Green Cover) 15. From The Sidelines - Fuck You (Feat. Micky Stahlberg, David Moo Smolen, &amp; Mike Orlando) (Cee Lo Green Cover) 18
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Britains Got Talent Star Ronan Parke Announces Solo Album - PopDash
Google News - over 5 years
The first song to emerge from the album is a cover of Vanessa Carlton&#39;s &#39;A Thousand Miles&#39; which you can hear below. The self-titled album is produced by Stephen Lipson who has previously worked with Will Young and Jordin Sparks
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Man walking across nation to raise cancer awareness - Newton Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
A photo of him with early 2000s pop star Vanessa Carlton brought a cheeky smile, as Hickey noticed two fans adoring her from behind. Several pictures of the walker at various Hooters restaurants remind the New Jersey native of an upcoming event in Des
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Vanessa Carlton's Rabbits on the Run - MIX
Google News - over 5 years
Vanessa Carlton describes Rabbits on the Run as “the most clear-minded and pure reflection of my sense of music that I&#39;ve ever been able to achieve.&quot; Singer/songwriter/pianist Vanessa Carlton was in search of new artistic directions when she began
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vanessa Carlton
  • 2015
    Age 34
    On June 15, 2015, Carlton released the song "Blue Pool" through Nylon Magazine's website.
    More Details Hide Details The song is included on the Blue Pool EP, released digitally on July 24, 2015. The songs included on the EP will be part of a deluxe version of her full-length album, Liberman. On August 3, 2015, Southern Living premiered the official music video for "Blue Pool." On August 27, 2015, USA Today premiered the official lyric video for "Willows." The album artwork for Liberman was also revealed along with its release date of October 23, 2015. On September 27, 2016 Vanessa announced plans to release 'Liberman Live' on October 21, 2016. The album will consist of 8 live tracks recorded while on tour in Nashville, TN.
    On April 20, 2015, it was announced that Carlton has signed with Dine Alone Records for the release of Liberman, which would be released in October 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Esquire premiered "Young Heart", a song not expected to be included on the album but released as a "pre-release single."
    On January 13, 2015, Carlton gave birth to her first child, a daughter.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Carlton completed the New York City Marathon and donated the pledge money she collected to Musicians on Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to patients' bedsides.
    She also revealed that her album Liberman would be released in 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 33
    In an interview with CBS News published on June 11, 2014, Carlton called the album "kind of lush, trippy and beautiful You really feel like you're falling into a rabbit hole of sounds."
    More Details Hide Details About the album, she says: "It's pretty short. It's 10 songs. It's meant to be listened through your headphones."
    Carlton's 2014 summer tour supported the Barefoot Wine Beach Project, which encourages people to clean the beach and keep it safe for wildlife.
    More Details Hide Details She performed a track to promote the events for Fox New York TV titled "Willows", which she said is about the trees she loved when growing up.
    On April 11, 2014, Carlton stated that Liberman was being mastered.
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    On February 28, 2014, Carlton announced that she has finished recording the new album, which is ten tracks in length and will be titled Liberman.
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  • 2013
    Age 32
    On December 27, 2013, Carlton and McCauley married in a ceremony officiated by Stevie Nicks.
    More Details Hide Details On June 26, 2014, Carlton announced via Facebook that the release of Liberman would be delayed until the summer of 2015 because she was expecting another child with McCauley.
    In late 2013 on a small tour, Carlton teased new songs "Willows", "House Of Seven Swords", "A Matter Of Time", "Take It Easy" and "Unlock The Lock".
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    Carlton announced that she had returned to Real World Studios in late 2012 to commence work on a new album related to euphoria.
    More Details Hide Details She has since clarified on Twitter that "Euphoria" is not the actual name of the new album, nor is it straightforward electronically fabricated.
    The music video, which Carlton describes as her most revealing to date, was released on June 7, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details On November 10, a tweet made by Carlton's management announced the upcoming release of her holiday EP titled Hear the Bells on November 21. The EP consists of four tracks, two of which are acoustic versions of Carlton's songs Hear the Bells and A Thousand Miles.
  • 2011
    Age 30
    Carlton's fourth studio album Rabbits on the Run was released on July 26, 2011 under Razor & Tie, the third record label she signed with.
    More Details Hide Details Before recording the album, Carlton was unsure whether she wanted to make another record or pursue film scoring instead. After deciding to try again, she decided that she needed to record in the ideal environment, choosing to record at Real World Studios Box, England. She chose the title for the symbolism often depicted by rabbits – 'time slipping, mind floating' – which is something she has been relating to for the past few years. The album was further inspired by Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and Richard Adams's Watership Down. The dreamy, fantastical sound of the album was achieved by recording direct to tape and features production by Steve Osborne. First single, "Carousel" was released on May 3. On September 19, a tweet in Carlton's account made by her management stated that "I Don't Want to Be a Bride" would be the next single off the record. Via Twitter, Carlton announced that her label wouldn’t produce a video for "I Don't Want to Be a Bride," instead producing one for "Hear the Bells".
  • 2008
    Age 27
    She contributed a stripped-down version of the song "More than This" to Songs for Tibet, an album compiled in support of Tibet to underline its human rights situation. On September 25, 2008, Carlton and several other musicians and scientists departed on a nine-day trip to the Arctic Circle.
    More Details Hide Details On behalf of the charity Cape Farewell, they worked alongside researchers for the purpose of studying climate change. Carlton had been a part for PETA's Animal Birth Control Campaign; she owns a long haired dachshund named Lord Victor.
  • 2007
    Age 26
    To promote the album, Carlton embarked on the Haunted Club Tour, from November 2 to 24, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Second single "Hands on Me" was sent out to radio in February 2008 and reached number 30 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 Tracks chart. One song on the album was "Spring Street," based on Spring Street in SoHo in Manhattan. Carlton parted amicably with The Inc. once her promotional commitments to Heroes & Thieves had passed.
  • 2005
    Age 24
    In August 2005, Carlton said she was to enter the recording studio the following month with producer Linda Perry, with whom she had previously collaborated after executives at A&M Records sent her into the studio to record a re-release single for Harmonium.
    More Details Hide Details The album was influenced by Carlton's breakup with its co-producer, Stephan Jenkins, and Carlton said that one of the reasons they remained friends was that "nothing took precedence over the music... No matter what was going on in the emotional realm, all we cared about was the album. It created this kinetic environment that was kind of like Fleetwood Mac. It made for better music." Heroes & Thieves was released and greeted with generally positive reviews. It debuted at number 44 on the U.S. Billboard 200, "Nolita Fairytale" was the first single and peaked at number 26 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 Tracks chart.
    Carlton left A&M Records in mid-2005 as she felt that her nonconformist attitude would have created problems for her at the label in the future.
    More Details Hide Details A&M Records had sent Carlton into the recording studio because they wanted to re-release Harmonium, whereas Carlton felt the album should be promoted as it was. During her studio time, in which she wrote songs with Linda Perry and The Matrix, she had what she called a "revelation" about leaving the label to find another record deal once promotion for Harmonium had ended.
  • 2004
    Age 23
    Carlton's second album, Harmonium was released in November 2004. Harmonium debuted at number 33 on the Billboard 200 and descended quickly after; selling less than 150,000 copies as of February 2006, which was considered a disappointment after her successful debut.
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  • 2003
    Age 22
    She later toured Europe in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Carlton had collaborated with other artists before the release of her second album. She provided the descant vocals for the Counting Crows song "Big Yellow Taxi", played piano for Italian singer Zucchero, along with Haylie Ecker on violin, for the song "Indaco Dagli Occhi Del Cielo" and provided backing vocals for "Moving On" by Kimya Dawson for her album Hidden Vagenda.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    Carlton and Jenkins met and began a relationship in mid-2002, when she and rock band Third Eye Blind, of which Jenkins is lead singer, were on tour together.
    More Details Hide Details After seeing Carlton perform live, Jenkins entered her dressing room and expressed interest in producing her music, and according to Carlton they "decided very quickly, that we had the same vision for the album". Carlton credited Jenkins with helping her to withstand and protect herself from pressures the record label executives, who wanted to influence the recording process, placed on her. According to Carlton, her label "wasn't very happy" about the decisions she made during the making of the album. Carlton stated that the album contained more of her own aesthetic as opposed to Be Not Nobody which was more influenced by Ron Fair. A single, "White Houses", released to radio in late-August 2004, peaking at number 86 on the Billboard Hot 100. MTV censored and later banned the single's music video because of a controversial lyric in the song that refers to sexual intercourse. Carlton attributed the censoring of the song to the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy involving Janet Jackson which had occurred earlier that year.
    Carlton began touring in support of her debut album, opening for the Goo Goo Dolls and Third Eye Blind, before headlining her own tour at the end of 2002.
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    Be Not Nobody was subsequently released in April 2002 and debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 102,000 units sold.
    More Details Hide Details It went on to sell more than two million copies worldwide. Two more singles, "Ordinary Day" and "Pretty Baby" were released.
    Her debut single, "A Thousand Miles", reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Her debut album, Be Not Nobody, followed and received a platinum certification in the United States. Her subsequent albums, Harmonium (2004) and Heroes & Thieves (2007), failed to match the commercial success of the first. She produced a fourth album, Rabbits on the Run (2011), independently before seeking a record label to release it. Carlton released a holiday EP titled Hear the Bells in November 2012, and released her fifth studio album, Liberman, on October 23, 2015. Carlton was born in Milford, Pennsylvania, the first of three children of Edmund "Ed" Carlton, a pilot, and Heidi Lee, a pianist and school music teacher. Her two younger siblings are a sister, Gwen, and a brother, Edmund. Carlton is of half Russian Jewish and half Scandinavian ancestry. Her interest in music began at an early age. At the age of 2, she visited Disneyland Park and played "It's a Small World" on the piano when she came home. Her mother then began to tutor her. She was introduced to classical music from a young age. By the age of 9, she had become passionate about ballet.
  • 2001
    Age 20
    Carlton was signed to A&M Records in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details Carlton first met songwriter/producer Peter Zizzo at a singer-songwriter circle. A few months later, Zizzo invited Carlton to his studio to record a demo. Three months after recording the demo, Carlton was signed by Jimmy Iovine and began to record the album, Rinse. It was never released, but a few tracks were reworked for Be Not Nobody. One song, "Carnival", was re-recorded as "Dark Carnival" for the video game SpyHunter 2. Other tracks included in Rinse are "Interlude" (later known as "A Thousand Miles"), "Rinse", "Ordinary Days" (later known as "Ordinary Day"), "Twilight", "Pretty Baby", "All I Ask" and "Superhero". Of these, only the first five are included in her first album, Be Not Nobody. Other unreleased tracks from her early demo tapes include "Faces", "Meggie Sue", "Little Mary", "Burden", "Wonder", "Devil Dance" and "Last Fall".
  • 1994
    Age 13
    In 1994, when Carlton was 14 years old, she enrolled at the School of American Ballet.
    More Details Hide Details Upon graduation, she put on vocal performances at nightclubs in the community, beginning to feel more comfortable and dynamic on the stage.
  • 1980
    Born on August 16, 1980.
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