The Wenatchee, WA trio, Gideon’s Daughter (founded by married couple Brad and Lisa Petit) seem to thrive on abandoning their Americana style set list when a more natural ebb and flow presents a new direction on stage. Don’t be surprised if your hands and feet spontaneously start tapping to their gypsy-like fusion of folk, jazz, and hints of bluegrass. While performing in Lake Chelan, WA last summer, GD unearthed an almost tangible chemistry between themselves and the audience while experimenting with a Led Zeppelin approach to the traditional folk song “Rocks and Water” by Deb Talan. The GD trio, are fiercely loyal to magical moments like this, and believe their experimental approach to music is what brings listeners back to their shows again and again.
“The three-piece, fronted by singer Lisa Petit, displays first-rate musicianship and is equally adept at ballads and stompers. You see a lot of bands like this these days, but most of them aren’t as good.”Pat Muir - Yakima Herald-Republic
After warming the stage for Seattle’s Vaudeville Etiquette New Year’s Eve (2014) at the Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee, GD decided not to schedule anymore gigs for the winter so they could work on their first original full length album. “Our musical direction has been changing and evolving in a way that has really inspired Lisa and I which has led us to write and arrange lots of new music that we’re very proud of”, said Brad when asked about the upcoming album. While the official release date of the album is still unknown, GD is flirting with the idea of a CD release party later this summer. “This is a really exciting time for us. The new album has all sorts of new sounds like penny whistles, sitars, cello arrangements, and even some cowboy type guitar playing”, said Lisa when discussing their new material.
“We had a guest singer for “Licenses to Hide”, who I also spontaneously roped into singing “Glitter Prize” with us– Lisa from Gideon’s Daughter. She has a *great* voice, was just a natural.”Ken Stringfellow - The Posies
GD plans on touring the entire west coast when the new album is completed and will be releasing their show schedule later this year. They will be performing many of their new songs at each show. One of the newly written songs is titled “Bohannon”, inspired from the TV show, “Hell on Wheels” and will take the listener on a musical journey with a lyrical twist when they reveal their own interpretation of “The “Swede’s” true identity while sitar, guitar and banjo parts morph into a French Burlesque-type movement. So plan on catching a show this summer or fall and bring your dancing shoes. GD enjoys connecting with the audience just as much as each other while performing on stage.
- Released 2012