The roots music authority No Depression has called Camille Bloom a “one woman army” while M – Music and Musicians asserted that the musician “…earns a place among such quirk folk queens as Suzanne Vega, Ani Difranco and the Indigo Girls. But there’s more to this Seattle area songwriter than unplugged self-reflection.”
After returning from her 6th European tour this past spring, Bloom got to work finishing her new EP Big Dreams which is scheduled for release today, November 12. With typical Bloom style, the songs are a collection of social commentary and tuneful pop flavors with some tongue in cheek ideas thrown in for good measure. In between touring and writing, Bloom directs a nonprofit Rock and Roll Camp in the summers in Seattle and works with at-risk youth around the country at schools and youth centers exposing them to the healing qualities of music. Before the full-time pursuit of her own big musical dream, Bloom was a high school English teacher which readied her for working with kids.
Shakefire.com calls the new EP’s opening track “The System Is Broken” “a fantastic folk protest song that features bluesy slide sounding guitar that builds up into a fever pitch as Bloom comments on the world at large and how we’ve built ourselves into a corner. Obviously a fantastic start to the album.” They refer to the entire album as “Well worth checking out. Enjoy.”
Other media accolades for Camille Bloom come from the oldest and largest LGBT publication in the nation, The Advocate, which said that she has “a voice that makes you want to testify…and…flawless…percussive guitar (skills).” Music Connection Magazine asserted that “It doesn’t take too long to fall in love with Camille Bloom. She is funny, down to earth and just an excellent songwriter…Whether solo or supported, Bloom’s touring career has a bright future.” Additionally, the publication listed Bloom in its Top 100 Unsigned Artists of 2012.
Bloom has placed on the European FAR (Free Form American Roots) Charts with Bob Dylan, Iron & Wine, and Brandi Carlile and her songs have been added to over 240 radio stations throughout the U.S. and Europe.