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Italian American Blues Singer, Gina Sicilia

"May be the best blues singer on the music scene today"

10|07|21. Gina Sicilia, 25, is getting rave reviews for her bluesy singing style. Born in Newtown, Pa., she is the youngest daughter of Giovanni Sicilia, an Italian immigrant, and Patricia Sicilia, born near Philadelphia. Exposed to music by her parents, Sicilia showed her musicality at a young age. She began writing her own songs at 12, and by 16 had written numerous songs that would later be recorded on her 2007 debut album. Sicilia holds a degree in journalism from Temple University. Regardless of your musical tastes, we have no doubt that once you hear her sing, you will rush out and buy her CDs!


Article below reprinted from Voce Italiana October 2011.

Gina Sicilia - AddictedCan't Control Myself
Gina Sicilia

The earthy, bluesy voice of singer-songwriter Gina Sicilia, 25, hit the music scene in 2007, in a debut CD called "Allow Me to Confess." The recording earned Sicilia a nomination in the Best New Artist Debut category at the 2008 Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenn. As the Philadelphia Inquirer noted, Sicilia's voice has "impressive range and depth…she's going to get ever better with age."

Her third album "Can't Control Myself" is a mix of her own songs with renditions of popular Stevie Wonder and Tina Turner tunes, expanding her range into 1960s soul and Americana. The CD has already hit the About.com list of the 10 best blues albums of 2011. It is available at ginasicilia.com.

Philadelphia-based Sicilia is a Temple University graduate, whose father emigrated from southern Italy and settled in Newtown, Pa. 



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