Chloe Lewis est la soeur aînée
du Dr. Susan Lewis. Toxicomane et alcoolique, elle a suivi plusieurs cures
de désintoxication. Un beau jour, elle débarque dans la
vie de Susan et s'installe chez elle. Chloe sait qu'elle peut toujours
trouver en Susan la soeur qui va l'aider matériellement et sur
laquelle elle peut se reposer. Lorsqu'elle découvre qu'elle est
enceinte, elle décide de commencer une vie plus saine et cherche
du travail. Elle suit pour un temps des cours de bureautique afin d'acquérir
les compétences nécessaires pour un travail de secrétaire.
Elle accouche d'une fille qu'elle prénomme Suzie, puis disparaît,
en abandonnant l'enfant à Susan. Chloe revient quelques mois après
avec son nouveau petit ami, policier, pour récupérer sa
fille. Ils vont s'installer à Phoenix.
Kathleen Wilhoite est née le 29 juin
1964 à Santa Barbara, Californie. Son mari s'appelle David Harte.
Son fils, Jimmy-Ray, est né en 1995.
Pitch Like A Girl, the debut release from
Kathleen Wilhoite, is the culmination of a long journey as an artist.
Growing up in Santa Barbara, California Kathleen began singing in her
church choir in first grade. Two years later, while singing on stage with
The Carpenters at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, she stopped the show
so that she could pull up her knee socks and got a huge laugh from the
sold out crowd.
Kathleen claims "it was then I knew I had to be a performer." She began
by writing songs that sounded like the ones she was supposed to be practicing
to on the piano. She was in every school theater production, and when
she wasn't writing or acting, she was listening to her brother's AC/DC
and Eagles records, or her father's Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald
albums. Kathleen eventually became the youngest member of the Santa Barbara
Songwriters Guild. After high school, Kathleen had a choice to make: would
she pursue drama or music? She enrolled in the USC Drama School, and two
months later had landed her first movie role. As her acting career began
to blossom, so did her enthusiasm as a songwriter. She made a few demos,
and a short while later landed a deal with Mercury Records. Unfortunately,
her record deal came right before a "house cleaning." Her A & R person
was fired and Kathleen was dropped. Disappointed and a bit confused, she
packed her bags and moved to Europe, then to Austin, Texas where she found
herself surrounded by "crystal-meth addicts." Back on the road she went,
this time ending up in Nashville where she was enveloped by ''junkies
and boozers." Eventually she made her way back to Los Angeles and continued
to play music. At some point after returning home, her agent started calling
and she began working as an actress again, starring for two years on the
hit television show E.R. and a recurring role on Mad About You, and landing
prominent parts in movies like Lorenzo's Oil and Angel Heart. A promoter/booking
agent named David Surnow, now one of the owners of Daves' Record Company,
was introduced to Kathleen and began booking her shows around Los Angeles.
"People would pack into any venue I would book to see her play... and
not just friends, but fans. Most people in the club/music scene have friends,
but not many have fans." During this period she experimented with different
musical styles, and attracted David Harte, who joined her band as drummer.
In January of 1997 David Surnow and David Harte formed The Daves' record
label and immediately signed Kathleen. They helped her put together a
band that includes Tony Gilkyson (X, Lone Justice), Chris Wagner (Mary's
Danish, Thermadore), Chris Joyner (The Freewheelers) as well as others
that helped out in the making of Pitch Like A Girl. The Daves also produced
her record, making sure to stay true to Kathleen's vision of her songs.
"We wanted to show the strengths that were already there in the songwriting
and singing, and make a record that doesn't try to draw attention to the
production," says Harte. Surnow says "women will love this record." The
Iyrics of Pitch Like A Girl draw a picture of a girl who has lived through
several lifetimes worth of experience and come out a secure woman. "This
record is a dream come true," says Kathleen.