Soulager Acoustic Duo
Fr. verb. 1. to ease; to relieve; to unburden
soo - la - zhay
Soulager is comprised of singer Jennifer Reihl and guitarist Alan
Basche. Soulager has played adult pop, rock, R&B, jazz, Latin, blues,
folk and country music at upscale restaurants, wine bars, country clubs,
yacht clubs, wineries, breweries, private parties and other venues since
Jennifer's deliverance of soulful music provides a temporary escape for
the listener's state of mind. Her deep roots in "bluesed-out" rock
influence her style and approach and impart rich texture to the songs
she and Alan carefully select. She is also a singer and songwriter whose
work is filled with relentless and undeniable faith.
Jennifer believes that music, like oxygen is a crucial element to mental
and physical wellness, hence the name of the duo, "Soulager". The
french verb (pronounced : soo-la-zhay) means: to ease or relieve. "Good
music provides a balm for the weary mind." Singing with passion and
conviction, her raw and rootsy voice beg you to Rock Your Gypsy Soul.
Alan has played guitar in numerous working bands since he was a
teenager, fulltime for awhile. The musical genres spanned adult pop,
rock, R&B, funk, jazz, Latin, blues, folk and country. He was often the
youngest in the group, usually working with much older musicians. "I
had the good sense to work with the older musicians whenever I got the
chance, often learning things I didn't realize I needed to know."
This is Alan's first duo, which brings new challenges. "I have a new
respect for drummers who have tempo down to an artform, since I'm
now the main percussionist."