(pronounced “WIH*dod”), weaves folk,
rock, rhythm and mysticism into a mixed up cup of
spicy tea; a raspy voice that is sometime sweet
as bubblegum, some growls thrown in for good measure,
a big scoop of longing and pop sensible, Nashville
songwriting. Widad has battled some demons. Not
the demons of drugs, abuse or self-loathing. Along
her travels through musicianship she has had to
determine whether to conform to the prosaic formula
of the singer-songwriter or prominently display
the middle finger of the washed-up “good-ol-days”
rocker. Thankfully, she has chosen neither. Instead,
she mixes the melancholy mystery of life’s
endless questions with the joy and simple pleasure
of answers when they are found.
started her career in entertaining as an actor,
Camela Kraemer. While traveling the country from
job to job as an actor, music kept finding its way
to her, songwriting with bands, with other solo
songwriters and hitting the open mic scenes in cities
like Austin, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She
has had music training since she was 6 & vocal
training since she was 9, but choosing the life
of a musician never hit her until she was singing
pop cover songs with a theatre company in 1999.
After so much response from her shows she dusted
off some songs sitting on the shelf and within 3
months she had a band and was in the studio recording,
with a manager soon to follow.
Another three months later, Widad celebrated the
release of her first album, "Eve", with
a move and a new beginning in Austin, TX. Soon playing
a regular gig in Austin, TX, she appeared live on
KUT radio and an appearance on the Austin Music
Network. Still seeking more experience and exploring
her sound she decided to go to Los Angeles, continuing
to learn the business of the music industry that
was changing very quickly.
Since then, she added the
Widad to her name performing for many years as
Camela Widad Kraemer. Since her start, Widad has
independently released 3 more albums including
her most recent, "Before You're Gone".
She has performed for large festivals, intimate
venues, solo and with her band, performing all
over the US and in Britain. She has played the
Berkshire Mountain Music Festival, American Music
Festival, Susquehanna Folk Music Society, The
Crooked Bar/LA, Fat Tuesday, Austin, Songwriter
Circles, pubs, coffee houses and bars. She has
released four studio albums and one children's
unique voice in music today, her'ss is one that
should definitely be heard."
Rebecca Yudenfruend ~ High Sierra Music Festival
Saturday, August 25th,
ZirZamin-Subterranean Music Parlour
90 W. Houston St.
New York New York 10012
US (646) 823-9617
Friday, September 7th, 2012
First Friday Carlisle - With the Band - 7pm
28 S. Pitt St.
Carlisle Pennsylvania 17013
Saturday, October 27th, 2012
My Rural Radio Fall Fest IV
Gate open 10:30am
4069 Vineyard Rd
Stewartstown Pennsylvania 17363
Reviewed: Chosen as "Hot Up & Comer"
of 2010 by the Women's Radio Network!
musical domain often recalls the classic folk
rock/pop traditions of Joni Mitchell and
Judy Collins... "Jim Price
- Pennsylvania Musician
her voice! It's like bubblegum one moment and
then offers a glint of rasp the next, and all
the while oh-so-captivating!"Women's
hallmark of good songs is that they not only stand
up to repeat listening, but that the listener
finds something fresh, exciting or inspirational
with each new hearing... Camela's songs have that
very magical quality..."Butch
Kara - KZGM Pacifica Radio