Searra Gisondo

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Through her expressive lyricism and broadly scoped musicality Searra Gisondo has used music as a means of digesting the world from a young age. Her musical journey began as a child with classical piano lessons, and she has since sought to study and incorporate a diverse array of genres such as folk, bossa-nova, jazz, blues and even Indian music. Searra's diverse musical tastes and talents are held together by her versatile voice, creative guitar (as well as ukulele, banjo and sitar) parts that often utilize open tunings, harmonics, and warm jazzy chords.

A native of New York, Searra transplanted herself into Western North Carolina, and has found her soul's home and greatest inspiration in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Her songs communicate  the inner workings of her thoughtful heart, dealing with themes of ecological morality, personal philosophy, and the terrifyingly transformative power of love. Music is a filter through which Searra can absorb life and expose ideas in a variety of ways; through her ephemeral folksy darkness that feels like a new wave Joni Mitchell, to her zany light-hearted tunes about composting and being a nut.  Searra's music is as entertaining as it is complex, and unapologeticly honest.


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