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