if you came for the voice and the heartbreak, Isabel delivers the goods with an uncommon authenticity.”?- Cashbox Magazine Canada, Nov. 2014
Emmy-Lou Harris, Roseanne Cash, Lucida William, Bonnie Rait
Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Harry Nilsson
Dolly Parton, Imelda May, Mary Gauthier, Patti Smith, Billy Holiday,
Appalachian southern fiddle music, Gillian Welsh,
Tinpan Alley, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin,
Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Bonnie Rait, Mavis Staples,
The Band, The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Boswell Sisters, Adele, Lorretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Jessie Winchester, Bobby Charles
Songs by Isabel Fryszberg
Level of Experience:
Country | Folk and Traditional | Rock and Pop
By myself | For myself | With others | For others
I prefer to write:
Lyrics | Melody
12 originals: One Heart Beating, New Love, Raindrop Kisses, I Don't Want to Know, A Man That Can Drive, City Girl, Oh Lord, Cover-Up Man, Nothing Lasts, New Moon, Something Sacred, I'd Give Away All My Love Songs
Coming Out of Darkness 2016
Hearts and Arrows 2014
Sheynville Express 2008
Radio, internet web, Toronto 311 play list
Winner of Nov 2015 New Market Art Council Singer Songwriter Contest for song "Something Sacred", Recieve Ontario Arts Council granat to record new album with members of the Creative Works Studio a program I founded for adults in recovery.
I am interested in:
Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label
Occupational Therapist, Creative Lead for Creative Works Studio
ISABEL FRYSZBERG BIO
Isabel Fryszberg is a renaissance woman; a singer songwriter, documentary filmmaker, fiddle player, lover of applachian music and an occupational therapist. Based in Toronto, Isabel Fryszberg is a founding member of award winning klezmer-swing sextet, Sisters of Sheynville, and now Isabel makes her solo debut with the 2014 album Hearts and Arrows.
“Any of those 1960’s country pop singers could have had a major hit with this. Isabel? Absolutely. She nails it and she owns the hammer.” -No Depression, John Apice.
The album has garnered glowing reviews in music publications such as Cashbox Canada
Magazine, Canadian Music Week and in No Depression. Cuts from the album are currently
receiving radio and web play in Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand
A definite highlight is the old-style jazz tune “New Moon”. Recently this song was chosen to be part of a city initiative, Toronto 311, which brings local artists to the 311 phone system. Isabel won the Newmarket Songwriters contest in February 2016 for her song 'Something Sacred.'
This year Isabel Fryszberg released a new album with the help of an Ontario Arts Council grant to record original songs with Don Kerr in collaboration with the members of the Creative Works Studio. Isabel founded Creative Works Studio in Toronto to help people with mental health and addiction issues find creative self expression through music and visual arts.
Isabel performs in Toronto with her band The Uncommons ( Steve Briggs, Don Kerr, Rosalyn Dennett) with the addition of new members, John Switzer bass and Rebecca Campbell for harmonies, as well as in a duo with the masterful and uncommonly good Tony Quarrington. Isabel and the Uncommons were a hit at the Winterfolk Festival, packed Hugh’s room for her CD release, engages audience wherever she performs and captured as one of the highlights at Folk Music Ontario 2015 by James Mcgee : http://www.folkmusicontario.ca/2015-video-highlights-by-james-mcgee/
You can also see some of her other performances on youtube:
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