Jillian Goldinâ€™s music, both earthy and ethereal, reflects the awe and passion of timeless nature. Its soul-touching alchemy has attracted attention and multi-award-winning acclaim, deriving from her talent both as a classically trained vocalist and songwriter. With her debut albums Origins and Through Sand and Snow, Jillian responds to the lack of lyric-centric works in contemporary New Age/World music. Allowing her powerful voice to soar through beds of exotic instrumentation, her style is as much an exploration in text as in sound – unified by themes of mystery, plight, and catharsis.
Jillian’s music is being broadcast to more than 8 million listeners worldwide, spanning over 60 stations including XM and Sirius satellite radio – a list that is rapidly growing. The artist has also amassed a passionate fan base online. In the listener-voted music competition OurStage.com, she triumphed over twenty thousand songs to win the $5,000 Grand Prize, and has garnered the New Age/World Prize thrice over. With other awards including third place in the Indie International Songwriting Contest, Mystic Soundscapesâ€™ Best of 2007 Award, and dozens of online features, Jillian Goldin is steadily becoming both a critical and popular favorite â€“ and redefining what we think of New Age/World music along the way.
The holiday season is filled with a special kind of magic: trees glisten with freshly fallen snow, families are reunited for the traditions of gift-giving and mealtime stories, and age-old carols imbue the air. But how often do we have the chance to steep our thoughts in solitude?
Through Sand and Snow brings the listener on a nighttime journey through the aura of mystery and awe that Christmas so quietly inspires in our hearts. A vast nature surrounds us in these colder months, longing to be explored… Sometimes, it is only after we have that our own homes feel even warmer.