The coolest thing about my job is that I get to meet and talk with my heroes. On this episode of Live Your Passion TV, I interview a women whom I feel is one of the greatest singer- songwriters working today. And you probably haven’t heard of her—yet.
Antje Duvekot is one of folk music’s rising stars. With a haunting voice and thought-provoking lyrics, Antje’s songs tell stories and take you on emotional journeys, all while combining that VOICE and melodies that stay in your head for days.
Born in Germany, at the age of 13 Antje Duvekot was transplanted to the US. She spoke not a word of English and the sense of isolation she felt growing up in Delaware at that young age translates into some of her songs. Antje holds three top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. In May, the Indie Acoustic Project tapped her latest album, New Siberia, as one of the top Singer-Songwriter releases of 2012. Q Magazine called New Siberia “as empowering as Carole King’s groundbreaking album, Tapestry.” Her songMerry-Go-Round was featured in a Bank of America Super Bowl Commercial. Now based in Boston, Antje tours the US and Europe to appreciative audiences and rave reviews.
Not only was I lucky enough to meet her, she was kind enough to share with me the details of her journey: what it’s like to build a recording career from the grassroots level, what it’s like to travel from show to show, what it means to keep going because every fibre of your body tells you this is what you absolutely must do.
Please watch the show. Listen to and buy her music at antjeduvkot.com
And let me know what you think. Is she your new favorite singer, too?
Stacie Zinn Roberts is a nationally recognized, award-winning writer and marketing expert with more than 25 years of experience. She has won more than 40 national awards for her work including the United Nations Environmental Program for retail environmental marketing, as well as from organizations such at the Public Relations Society of America and the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association. She’s written for industry publications such as Golf Course Management, Sports Turf, Golfdom and PR Daily. She spent eight years as the president and director of marketing for Environmental Turf, where she developed the branding for SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum, the grass that eventually became the greens grass for the Rio Olympic Golf Course. Stacie served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Florida Turfgrass Association as Chair of the Research & Scholarship Committee where she worked closely with the scientists from the University of Florida’s turfgrass breeding program. Stacie founded What’s Your Avocado? Marketing & Public Relations in 2012.