Adrianne Gonzalez

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Adrianne E. Gonzalez
Also known as Adrianne, AG
Born 1977 (age 39–40)
Miami, Florida, United States
Genres Alternative
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, composer, music video director, painter
Years active 1998–present
Website www.byaginc.com

Adrianne E. Gonzalez (born 1977) is an American musician, composer, music video director, writer, and painter. She formerly used Adrianne as her stage name; she now uses AG.[1]

Career[edit]

Gonzalez was born and raised in Miami, where she was a chorister and taught herself piano and guitar, taking up the latter at seventeen.[2]

She has said of her beginnings:

I was in choir from a very early age. It was kind of my life since I was about eight. But I didn’t know what that would mean for me when I was an adult, or as a career. I didn’t even know what a career was in high school. But when I was in high school I heard the Indigo Girls for the first time. And I was like, "Okay! I wanna do that." It was definitely a pivotal moment. The first time I heard "Love Will Come to You," that’s when I knew.[3]

She went on to obtain a degree in music production and engineering from Boston's Berklee College of Music before moving to Los Angeles, where she is now based.[2]

Soon after settling in Los Angeles, Gonzaelz signed a publishing deal with Lionel Conway at the Mosaic Media Group.[4] She is now published by the Pen Music Group.[5] The ASCAP database lists her as the author or co-author of more than 100 songs.[6] She has collaborated with songwriters including David Batteau, Jeff Trott, Jon Lind, Jules Larson, Rodney Alejandro, Anne Preven, and Scott Cutler.[4] Her work features regularly on television (Lifetime, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Dirt, Men in Trees, One Tree Hill, Grey’s Anatomy, Guiding Light, In Plain Sight, Witchblade), and in films (Michael Clancy's Eulogy, Harvey Kahn's The Deal).[7]

Gonzalez won the USA Songwriting Competition Grand Prize in 1999 for "Say 'em Strong";[8] the Boston Music Award for Best New Singer-Songwriter in 2000;[9] and a SESAC Television and Film Composers Award in 2009 for her contribution to Guiding Light.[10] She has also been a finalist in the Coca-Cola New Music Awards and the Lilith Fair Talent Search.[11]

In addition to songwriting, Gonzalez has maintained a busy performance and recording schedule. She has supported Jeff Buckley, Jackson Browne, and Bonnie Raitt, among others,[7] and released seven albums and two EPs under her own names (Adrianne until 2011, AG since 2012). In 2008, she joined with Kyler England, Rob Giles, and Gabriel Mann to form The Rescues. She now divides her time between her work with the band and solo projects.

Discography[edit]

Adrianne / AG[edit]

  • For Adeline (1998 / 2000)[12]
  • 10,000 Stones (2004)
  • Down to This (2005)
  • Sweet Mistake (2006)
  • Boy Songs (2007) EP
  • Burn Me Up (2008)
  • You Me Lonely (2009)
  • Me After You (2012)
  • Reimagine: The Beatles by AG (2012) EP

The Rescues[edit]

  • Crazy Ever After (2008)
  • The Rescues (2010) EP
  • Let Loose the Horses (2010)
  • Blah Blah Love and War (2013)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Benjamin Ricci, "Arranging Music for the Studio, Tackling The Beatles, and Confronting Artistic Risk Head On", Performer, 1 October 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Adrianne", CBS Minnesota. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  3. ^ Quoted in Benjamin Ricci, "Arranging Music for the Studio, Tackling The Beatles, and Confronting Artistic Risk Head On", Performer, 1 October 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Adrianne", Sonicbids. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  5. ^ "AG", Pen Music Group. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  6. ^ Repertory Search Archived 2013-03-06 at the Wayback Machine., ASCAP. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  7. ^ a b "Adrianne in the Caribbean", Sweet. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Top 10 USA Songwriting Winners of the Decade", The USA Songwriting Competition Blog, 25 January 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Past Winners of USA Songwriting Competition Gain Success", Music Industry News Network, 19 April 2000. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  10. ^ "SESAC Celebrates Television and Film Composers", SESAC, 11 June 2009. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Berklee Today", Berklee College of Music. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  12. ^ The album is ©1998, but most sources give the release date as 2000. See, for example, the post for 29 February 2012 at the Adrimusic Forum. Retrieved 26 March 2013.