As we work towards picture lock in the coming days, we had a few places in the film that still needed distinct voices that would round out our soundtrack. After putting out an APB on Twitter and Facebook, one of our lovely cast members, Dylan Seaton, connected us with Johanna Chase. Her song, "In the Room" will appear in the film, and we are so excited to have her!
Here's a little more about Johanna:
Seattle born, Johanna Chase, is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Having toured several times nationally and regionally (Pretty Kind of Off White Tour 2006, TMJ Tour 2008, I Heart People Tour 2011), Johanna Chase is a seasoned veteran to the indie and grass roots music scene on the West Coast. Opening for Noah Gundersen, Aaron Sprinkle, Barcelona, David Bazan, Robert DeLong and Allen Stone to name a few, Johanna's earlier folk/rock song writing came from her Northwest roots. Her career beginnings have led her to play in notable venues across the country with other up and coming artists as well as collaborating with Huit Kilos (Ricardo Lemvo), Joey Ryan (Milk Carton Kids), Robert DeLong (Glassnote Records), and Z the Band (Nas). Her latest studio record "#<3" was produced by Roger Greenawalt (Ben Kweller, Rhett Miller, Nelly McKay, Rufus Wainwright, Afro-Jersey) in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
After turning down help from Madonna in 2003, in an effort to maintain artist control, Johanna has allowed her music to evolve along with her understanding of the music business over time.
She has independently funded five full length records since 2002 as well as, The I Heart People Tour (2011), her travels to SXSW (2012) and her 6th studio record "#<3" (2013) through support of her fans and collaborators through online outlets, such as kickstarter.com. The Los Angeles Times spotlighted Johanna in their review of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later for her live scoring and Broadwayworld.com likened Chase’s voice to Judy Collins. Audience members, Jane Lynch, SIA and Lily Tomlin all applauded Chase's instrumental role in the Laramie Project. Chase continues to play her part in the L.A. music scene; contributing her music to live theater, indie rock and the world of youtube covers.
Find more about Johanna and her music at http://www.johannachase.com/