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Known for stirring four part harmonies, infectious songs and exciting live performances, Venice has established itself as one of the most respected and eclectic groups on the Los Angeles club scene. Borrowing the band's name from their hometown of Venice, California, cousins Kipp and Michael Lennon and their respective brothers Pat and Mark Lennon have cultivated an incredibly loyal following in Southern California.
Venice as a group and as individuals, have toured or recorded with such artists as Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, David Crosby and Warren Zevon.
"Venice's music is complimented by the soaring vocal harmonies that bring to mind classics like Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles." - Music Connection
Born and Raised was produced by Michael Lennon, who achieved his goal of recording and mixing a Venice album that captures the spirit of a band that's cut its teeth on years of live performances. The mix is just as if you were watching Venice on stage. What you hear is what you get. No elaborate overdubs, no bells and whistles. With the help of engineer Paul Dieter, Michael guided his band mates in the studio, delivering an album of stunning depth and subtlety. Paul's previous credits include work with Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills & Nash, 10,000 Maniacs, Jackson Browne's last two albums and Shawn Colvin's Grammy nominated new album, A Few Small Repairs.
Warm acoustic moods, pulsing ethnic grooves and fluid electric guitars all combine to make Born and Raised not just a collection of 16 songs, but an album as diverse as the personalities and talents of the members of the group themselves. From the ocean-like opening sounds of "That's the Way It Is" to the last chord of the signature "We're Still Here," Venice has finally captured the heart and soul of its music on disc.
Born and Raised will be released this March on Vanguard Records. For those who already know and love Venice, Born and Raised will provide a fix of great new songs. For those discovering Venice for the first time, it will prove to be a warm introduction to a unique band. One of those records you play over and over again.