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I've seen Yvonne Perea perform several times, and each time I'm amazed that this soulful woman, doing what she calls "white girl blues", is a part of the local scene. I've scored big when I can walk into the Coach House, or Hamburger Mary's or the Gem Theater to see her show. While these venues have their own acclaim, I secretly understand the obvious: this singer/songwriter-performer belongs on every national stage in the country.Celebrating her third release My Peace, Perea's uncontainable mountain of groove and soul, comes bursting through her music and lyrics to reflect her respect for love, connection and the reality of human emotion. She has a capacious voice that completely consumes every crack and crevice of any venue she plays. My treasured selections from the new CD are the Tracks, "One Good Reason" and the title track, "My Peace.Yvonne started young, at age 8 she was playing the guitar and writing songs. To this day she continues to go full speed ahead. When you meet Yvonne, you can see this is her passion. She smiles the biggest smile when she's given a compliment about her music. What I love about Yvonne's personality is that she never takes her audience for granted. She does not walk in to a place expecting them to affirm her. She already knows who she is. She takes the stage to give out the music that so easily flows from her soul. Like a kid she has an air of shyness and sweet pleasure when the room goes crazy with a good vibe reaction. It's pretty cool to see.She released two albums, "Knowing This Path" and "Tomorrow's Day" prior to "My Peace." I was a captive admirer from the moment I slipped "Knowing This Path" into my CD player. This is a normal reaction for those exposed to the blues, pop-rock, a-la Yvonne style for the fist time. First there's the unexpected surprise of her deep full voice, then there's a repeat surprise when she continues to blow it out consistently song after song. I've always felt that there's not a place big enough to do her talent justice. The bottom line is that it does not really matter where you hear Yvonne. Traveling the country on her self-planned tour or right here in town, the show will be unbelievable. The website says, "White Girl Blues", I think it's great "any girl blues" any time, any place.” - Jordan Mercedes

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