About Renata Youngblood
Renata Youngblood's sound, both in instrument and voice, reflects strength paired with vulnerability. These intriguing contradictions in combination with her deeply thought-provoking lyrics have given Renata a reputation as a performer with dynamic stage presence and soul.
Mike Halloran of San Diego's FM 94.9 radio station has said this of Renata, "She sounds as though she has a soul that is 6,000 years old."
Renata's voice can be heard in the Food Network commercial, 'Come taste life.' Proving itself to be a network favorite this catchy jingle, produced by Daniel Barnath, has received consistent and frequent airtime for over a year.
Renata met David J of the bands ‘Bauhaus’ and ‘Love and Rockets’ in 2004. David J, the producer of Renata's debut album 'The Side Effects of Owning Skin' that was released June 1, 2006, has been an integral part of catapulting Renata's career from songwriter to international star. Renata's first release with J, an EP titled 'Weightless,' was nominated for a 2005 LA Music Award in the Adult Alternative category.
In spring of 2005 Renata was invited on board the west coast leg of Peter Murphy's 'Unshattered' tour. Murphy, after hearing Renata's EP, had been so impressed that he went to great lengths to add her, even as an (as-of-yet) unsigned artist, to the bill of his major tour.
The release of 'The Side Effects of Owning Skin,' was immediately followed by a string of successful shows across the UK and Ireland. During this first European tour Renata was able to also solidify UK distribution through Empathy Records who have now made her music available in a number of stores overseas much to the delight of her growing fan base there.
The prestigious San Diego Music Awards nominated Renata Youngblood 'Best Acoustic Act 2006.' The LA Music Awards nominated Renata 'Female Singer-Songwriter of the Year 2006'.