Hi kids,

New CD, new website and a show this week! I'm out of control! ;-)

The new cd No Longer Broken has finally been released! Whoo hoo! Produced by my good friend, co-writer and ridiculously talented guitarist Jeffery Marshall, it contains nine songs of our special blend of musical styles of country, rock, blues and everything else that has influenced us over the years...'cause that's how we roll, as Mr. M. would say. I tease, but this cd would not have happened if not for all the work Jeff put into it and for that I am truly grateful. Listen here: No Longer Broken

I am also extremely grateful to my kick-ass musical friends who were so generous with their time and talents. First, a big thank you to Charlie Waymire who, in addition to playing drums on four tracks, lent us his recording studio, Ultimate Studios, Inc., and his mad mixing skills for some of the additional mixing that was needed. Lao Tizer for the grand piano & organ tracks on five songs, my favorite is still his piano on Whiskey Charm. The lovely Aubrey Richmond on fiddle and violin, especially the beautiful string arrangement on Let Me Go. Andrew Megna who played some of the earliest drum tracks and my favorite toms on a bridge ever on You Can't Unpull A Trigger. Kevin Chown, nobody plays bass like Chown, he rawks. The incredibly multi-instrumental talents of Bryan Dobbs on banjo & dobro, if it has strings he can play it. Matt Gendal who effortlessly took on the tricky Let Me Go and returned the perfect drums and percussion. Clayton Severson with the scorching harmonica on You Can't Unpull A Trigger and his incredible vocals on that and several other songs. The beautiful vocals of Lexie Hofer, especially on our duet on her song Woman, which is the only cover song on the cd. And my good friend Courtney Leigh Heins who added vocals to one of our co-writes Sugar and Rain. I have to thank Paul Wickcliffe of Skyline Productions, Inc. for mastering the cd. He did a fantastic job. As always, Orlando Rios who once again created the perfect artwork for me and Joe Bonn for the pix!

Of course, it all starts with the songs and this time I co-wrote 8 of them, 6 of those with Mr. Marshall, who somehow always knows when I can do just a little bit better and never settles for less than my best. Annoying ;-) but I'm always glad he pushes me in the end. Together we wrote Every Song Is You, Whiskey Charm, No Longer Broken, Sugar and Rain, You Can't Unpull A Trigger and Right For Right Now. My other incredible co-writers on this cd: Courtney Leigh Heins - Sugar and Rain, Every Song Is You; Lexie Hofer - No Longer Broken; Athena Marie - I'm Leaving the Fairytale Behind; and Tracee Perrin - Let Me Go, which always makes somebody cry at every show; each one of these ladies truly inspires me with their songwriting and music. 

No Longer Broken is available at iTunes, and CD Baby, physical copies of the cd will be available at CD Baby this week and you can even call them and speak to a real person and order the cd at 1-800-Buy-My-CD! How cool is that?!

New Website!!! Want to listen before you buy? Sure you can do that at iTunes and CD Baby OR you can check it out on my brand spanking new website www.debbiehennessey.com! YAY! Same address, new site! Completely upgraded and easy to use with lots of great features. Take it for a spin! I'll be adding new stuff over the next few weeks so be sure to check back once and in while. 

Finally, we have have a show this Thursday, June 18th at Casa Escobar in Malibu. Joining me will be Jeff Marshall on guitar & vocals, and for the first time Carla Buffa also on guitar & vocals. We will have copies of the cd and playing most of the songs from the new cd! Here's the link to the event: Debbie at Casa Escobar Malibu.

I think that's enough news for now! Lot's more stuff to come with the new cd, in the meantime you can stream the whole cd for a limited time only on my website. I hope you will give it a listen!

Thanks again for all your support, Debbie

 


Hi Friends!

Hope all is well with everyone. I just wanted to send you all a quick note to update you on the progress on the new cd and something really unique I recently had the opportunity to do.

This could be the only time you ever hear me say this but if you'd like to hear me sing a parody

Hi Friends!

Hope all is well with everyone. I just wanted to send you all a quick note to let you know about a show here in Los Angeles next week and update you on the cd!

Hi Friends! 

It's that holiday time of year again and first I just want to thank everyone for all their support over the past year. As always, it is greatly appreciated but this year even more so as so many friends have stepped up to help me along my musical journey. From photos, to recordings, to airplay, to shows, to videos, my friends and fans never cease to touch my heart with their generosity and kindness. You guys rock! 

Hello Friends! 

This Sunday, Sept 7th at 7pm I will be returning to Molly Malone's to play their Nashville Nights series. Joining me once again on guitar will be my good friend and co-writer/producer Jeffery Marshall. Also joining us for several songs will be some of my other favorite co-writers and musicians: Courtney Leigh HeinsClayton Severson, and Rye Randa. We will be playing a set of new songs, many of which will be on my upcoming ep. We are up first so will start on time. If you are in the LA area I hope you will come join us. 

Hello friends,

Friday night, June 27th, I'll be doing my first live solo show in a couple of years. I've had the pleasure and honor of sitting in with friend's bands here and there but as you know I have been focusing on writing and recording these last couple of years. I am really looking forward to getting back to playing my own shows and performing many of those new songs.

Hello Friends!

Hope all is well with you and yours. It’s been a few months since the last official newsletter but as usual I’ve been busy making music. There are new recordings, new songs to come, and even a video, so let’s get to the news:

I have recently completed a second song for my upcoming country cd with co-writer, guitarist and producer Jeffery Marshall called You Can’t Unpull A Trigger, and I’m super proud of this one. Jeff and the guys created a kick-ass track that you will want to turn up to 11 ;-) Once again Andrew Megna played drums and Kevin Chown added bass, Bryan Dobbs, who you last heard on my song Memory Lane, played both banjo and dobro, and Clayton Severson added killer harmonica and backup vocals. I am so lucky and grateful to get to work with such talented guys. Jeff and I have a few more songs in the works for the EP and I’m hoping to release it later this year. In the meantime let me know what you think of You Can’t Unpull A Trigger!

Last week I attended a town hall meeting at The Recording Academy - Los Angeles Chapter with Rep. Judy Chu and others. It seems like there are very few times when you can say that someone in Congress "gets it" but this was one of them. There are several issues artists and songwriters are up against in the fight to be compensated for our creations. Too many people think it's ok to use music for free to sell billions of dollars in advertising, products, TV shows, etc., that only go in the pockets of big business, radio stations, websites, tech companies and sadly some TV production companies and networks who should know better. As someone said last night, music sells everything but music. Sad but true. The bs rock star life you see on TV and movies is NOT the reality of 99% of music creators so if you truly love music I urge you not to buy into that thinking and learn a little about how music creators are paid. If you are a musician who doesn't understand how you are paid for your recorded works I strongly urge you to understand this portion of the business. It's not that hard and the info is available through many reputable sources including GRAMMYs on the Hill, Music First Coalition, I Respect Music Org, your PRO, etc.

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