Sharon Little

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Sharon Little
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Sharon Little in concert at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ, June 2011.
Background information
Born c. 1980
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Genres R&B, blues, soul, pop
Years active 2006-present
Labels CBS Records
Website www.sharonlittle.com

Sharon Little (born c. 1980[1][2]) is an American singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Biography[edit]

While working as a waitress in Philadelphia, Little performed with local bands and independently released an album in 2006 titled Drawing Circles before being signed to CBS Records in early 2008.[3][4] She was subsequently chosen as the opening act for Robert Plant, Alison Krauss and T Bone Burnett on their North American Raising Sand tour. Her first album with CBS, Perfect Time for a Breakdown, was released on May 27 of that year. As part of her deal with CBS Records, several of her songs have been featured on CBS programs such as NUMB3RS and NCIS.[5] The song "Follow That Sound" from Perfect Time for a Breakdown was also chosen as the theme for the A&E series The Cleaner.[3] She was also featured performing the song in the show's fourth episode. She performed another track from that album, "Spaceship," in a sequence shot in New York's 34th Street subway station for an episode of CSI: NY. Little continued touring through 2008 and 2009 with, among others, Chris Isaak, Al Green and Jonny Lang.[2] Perfect Time for a Breakdown reached #48 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.[6] Paper Doll, Sharon's newest album, was produced by Grammy-winner Don Was and is set for release in early 2011. Select tracks, including the title track "Paper Doll" and "Shake and Shiver," will be digitally released in advance of the album, in the fall of 2010.

Perfect Time For A Breakdown[edit]

Released in May 2008 just prior to embarking on a national tour with Robert Plant, Alison Krauss and T Bone Burnett for their Raising Sand album, Perfect Time For A Breakdown was Sharon Little's first release for CBS Records. It also continued her collaboration with songwriting partner Scot Sax (formerly of the band Wanderlust). Containing 11 original compositions, including the lead track "Follow That Sound" (which became the theme song for the Benjamin Bratt series on A&E, The Cleaner), the album received critical acclaim from many prominent media outlets including USA Today and Rolling Stone, who said, "Little's debut, Perfect Time for a Breakdown, showcases her deep, husky vocals over country-tinged folk rock that recalls Sheryl Crow and Jewel."

Songs from Perfect Time For A Breakdown has been featured on numerous TV programs, including NCIS, Ghost Whisperer, CSI: NY, NUMB3RS, and The Good Wife, and has sold over 20,000 copies to date.

Paper Doll[edit]

Returning to the studio, this time with producer Don Was (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan), Sharon Little's sophomore effort for CBS Records offers a broader musical palate, encompassing pop, rock, R&B and electronic soul in a ten-song manifesto of empowerment, independence, and a chronicle of the ups and downs of personal relationships. Two of its tracks, "Paper Doll" and "Shake and Shiver," will be released on a digital EP, along with a remix version of "Shake and Shiver" and a live version of another album track, "Pluto," in the fall of 2010.[7] Release of the full album is unknown.

Partial list of Sharon Little's songs featured in television programs[edit]

Sharon Little performing at The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ
Song Title Show Episode Title Original U.S. Airdate Notes
"Genie In My Dreams" NCIS "Masquerade" June 2010
"Follow That Sound" The Good Wife "Boom" April 2010
"Ooh Wee" Ghost Whisperer "Implosion" March 2010
"Ooh Wee" Ghost Whisperer "Do Over" October 2009
"What Gets In The Way" Numb3rs "Animal Rites" April 2009
"Accidenaltly" Numb3rs "Sneakerhead" February 2009
"Peppermint & Glue" NCIS "Love and War" January 2009
"Spaceship" CSI: NY "Help" January 2009 On air performance
"Try" CSI: NY January 2009 Promos
"Follow That Sound" Sons of Anarchy "AK-51" October 2008
"Follow That Sound" The Cleaner August 2008 On air performance
"Follow That Sound" The Cleaner July 2008 Main Title
"Spaceship" Novel Adventures "4"
"Try" Novel Adventures "2"
"Follow That Sound" Novel Adventures "1"

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Sharon Little performing
  • Drawing Circles (2006)
  • Perfect Time for a Breakdown (2008)
  • Paper Doll (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klinge, Steve. "Singer Sharon Little goes a long way", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Wenner, Gus. "What's up with...Sharon Little", Rolling Stone, September 18, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Gardner et al. "The talent before the star storm", USA Today, July 17, 2008.
  4. ^ Jones, Preston. "Sharon Little has a big chance on Plant/Krauss tour", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 7, 2008.
  5. ^ Donahue, Ann. "Eye on CBS Records", Billboard, May 17, 2008.
  6. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  7. ^ "Sharon Little Sneak Peek Coming". Antimusic.com. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 

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