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Debut album "free music" out NOW!

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"Hey Ya'll! Thanks for the overwhelming support so far! We had the most beautiful release party/show and the energy the crowd gave has us floating on cloud nine.  We've been rehearsing our butts off and getting ready to meet you on the road. Let's stay connected. it's no fun without you! sign up on our email list below and you'll get a free ali shaheed (tribe called quest) remix of our single "HI:)". see u soon!" 


Official video for "Hi:)"!

Please ENJOY! Then share with your friends ;)


Directed by Adam Tillman-Young (@HillCityFoto)

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our story


On one lazy yet fateful Saturday afternoon, Birmingham, Alabama born and Oakland, California raised, singer/songwriter Taura Stinson googled "Serape Headboard". Feeling unimpressed with initial results, she headed over to Craigslist in hopes of finding a local designer willing to make her Serape dreams come true. She came across Chrissy Depauw's "Love Shack Designs" and the two began discussing specs for Taura's new art piece(pun highly intended). As the conversation came to a close, Taura felt a cosmic nudge deep in her soul and asked Chrissy if she'd consider bartering for the headboard. "Sure, what do you do? ". "I'm a songwriter", Taura responded. 


Now Taura could have listed her many accolades, being a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum songwriter who has written for/with artists including but not limited to long-time writing partner Raphael Saadiq,Steven TylerAndre 3000Kanye WestDestiny's ChildKelly RowlandPaloma FaithJennifer Hudson,Solange Knowles and even Earth Wind & Fire, but being humble she didn't. Instead, Chrissy (an accomplished Singer/Songwriter herself) visited Taura's website and jumped at the chance to seal the deal. Chrissy would handcraft a custom Serape headboard for Taura in exchange for a song. Feeling energized by this quirky coincidence, in less than a week Chrissy had completed the most amazing headboard that Taura had ever seen and they quickly arranged their first writing session...


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News & Updates

Debut Album Coming October 23rd 2015

9/25/2015 ArtPeace Interviews each other for American Songwriter Mag! CLICK HERE

9/25/2015 ArtPeace live with Carson Bench at KSKQ Radio CLICK HERE

9/18/2015 "Hi:)" lands spot on Jay Z's Tidal R&B landing page! CLICK HERE

9/14/2015 ArtPeace live on KBOO Radio in Portland! CLICK HERE

9/14/2015 ArtPeace live in studio @ K-BEACH Radio! CLICK HERE

9/11/2015 "Hi:)" is video of the day on Oregon Music News! CLICK HERE

9/11/2015 Nu-Soul "Hi:)" video premiere! CLICK HERE

9/11/2015 Pop Matters premieres "Hi:)" CLICK HERE

9/11/2015 BuzzBands.LA premieres "Hi:)" CLICK HERE

9/11/2015 ArtPeace live on Casting For Two Podcast! CLICK HERE

9/10/2015 AFROPUNK debuts Official video for "Hi:)" CLICK HERE

9/7/2015 Interview by Essentially Pop! CLICK HERE

9/3/2015 Review from Blitz Magazine! CLICK HERE

8/27/2015 KCRW's Garth Trinidad Adds "Hi:)" to Rotation! CLICK HERE