About Luthea Salom
One can see reflections of Luthea's nomadic and bohemian upbringing throughout her well crafted songs. Having grown up, travelled and lived in different parts of the world, this young multicultural and multilingual artist brings her life together with her music, proving to be a charismatic unique universe worth discovering. The mythical qualities of a nomadic lifestyle and songwriting come somewhat naturally to Luthea, whose childhood consisted of a certain '80s-era nomadism growing in the east coast of Canada to later emerge in a totally different culture in Spain in an artistic environment formed by painters and writers. Finally her parents decide to settle in Barcelona, where they are originally from. Luthea soon adapts to the new language and ways, but just in time to decide to try a new life in London on her own at just 17. It’s in this capital city where she starts to discover the true artist in her, spending most of her time writing songs, playing live and collaborating with other local musicians. After this important stage of her life, restless Luthea decides to embrace yet a new culture moving to New York, where she has recorded her latest second album and has slowly been capturing the attention of both the media and North American audiences. "I feel half North American and half Mediterranean. It's the best way I'm able to define my roots." The vital experience found in this magical triangle formed by Barcelona, London and New York has played a major role in the development of her artistic intuition and special creative universe, which translates through the uniqueness of her songwriting and the interpretation of her music.
By lutheasalom, 2008-01-03
<strong><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><strong>By Jos Betts</strong></font></font></strong><strong></strong><strong><br /><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><span class="style21">There’s a secret venue in town, that so far has survived by word of mouth, but with some great band line-ups, and a blank stage for new artists to perform, the Loft really is attracting some new, refreshing talent. The Loft’s songwriter night is crying out to be filled with the sounds of performers such as Luthea Salom, a singer/songwriter from New York who was headlining the show tonight. </span></font></font></strong><strong><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><font size="3">Luthea’s diminutive form stands straight in the middle of the stage, one foot stamping lightly in time with the muted strumming of ’37 Kisses’, the first outstanding song of her set. Her songs are deeply personal, and she has few qualms about giving the intimate background to her material, treating the audience to vignettes from her life. Yet her lyrics are best when she lets metaphors do the work, in the uneasy calm of ‘Winter tires’ or the soaring desperation of ‘Ice-cream on sunkissed lips unloved’.<br /><br />This latest track sees her adding the nasal tones of Joanna Newsome to a vocal repertoire which at times includes the smoothness of Aimee Mann and the broken diphthongs of Alanis Morisette. Luthea definitely knows how to put an emotive tune over two chords, and her voice drives through choruses with a kind of melodic defiance which is communicated through every note she plays. Whilst some of her sentiments find expression in clichés, Luthea Salom offers real substance and feeling in some beautiful songs.</font></span></strong>
By lutheasalom, 2008-01-03
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><font size="3">A last minute change to the show, previously scheduled for 8:00pm on Wednesday 5th July, rearranged because of the World Cup semi-final game. The heat was on! It had been thirty-two degrees, the hottest day of the year so far and whew, it was a hot night in more ways than one! The heat played havoc with the guitar tunings, the audience were melting and the performers had to contend with extra heat from the stage spotlights, but everyone hung in there for the duration of the show.<br /><br />The opening featured guest performer October rocked our socks off, accompanied by her sturdy bass player, having played Glastonbury's massive audiences, she's right at home on the acoustic stage and for that matter the Girls With Guitars one. <br />Next up, new comer, the beautiful Carrie Tree with tender melodies and haunting vocals, reminiscent of Mindy Smith, she has travelled the world writing songs from Sad Deserts Sky about the plight of the aborigines, to Inside Her Tears written in a pilgrimage town on the river Ganges, and Early Morning Train Ride written on a train journey from London to Brighton. We hope she'll be a frequent guest at GWG in the future. </font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><font size="3">Catherine Rushton followed on with an array of songs penned in Nashville, Moving On Faith, the tear-jerking When He Holds Her and the already successful "Read My Lips" which has just been recorded by Lucie Diamond, soon to be a hit (we hope, go Catherine!) <br />After a well-earned break, where everyone escaped the heat momentarily to catch a wiff of a breeze by the old watermill on the river, we were floored by the huge smokey jazzy-bluesey tones of the gorgeous Lotte Mullan with her band. Her vocals are both sweet and raw, her songwriting is exemplary and her boys did a great job of backing her up, complimenting her style to perfection. Watch out for this little girl, she's gonna be big soon.</font></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><font size="3">It was not only July the 4th, American Independence Day, but also the third anniversary of Girls With Guitars (UK) and our UK founder and host Jae Avery, accompanied on stage by Jeffrey Backus on twelve-string, lifted our spirits with I Believe, then slapped us right between the eyes with her powerful political ballad Stop The World, declaring that Blair and Bush are at Sunday confession, then resolved by getting a real groove on with the funky Forever With U2. </font></span></p><font size="3"><strong><u><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'">Finally, the beautiful and tiny but very talented Luthea Salom took the stage and captivated us all with her songs and stories of closets and new year's eve and got us all thinking with her thought provoking political rant called "Accidents". Seems it's the job of the songwriter to make a stand and vent the world's voices about world events, I wonder who's listening?</span></u></strong><u><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'"> </span></u></font>