Long awaited third full-length cd from Award Winning singer & songwriter Debbie Hennessey, produced by guitarist Jeffery Marshall.
No Longer Broken contains nine brand new songs of contemporary country, rock, and blues all in Debbie’s distinctive and soulful voice and was produced and mixed by guitarist/co-writer Jeffery “Big Red” Marshall at Red Rover Productions. The cd features an impressive list of top-notch LA musicians and was mastered by Grammy Winner Paul Wickcliff.
No Depression Magazine's review of the new cd No Longer Broken:
"Sometimes the boulevard of broken dreams is really a highway of smashed hearts.
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Debbie Hennessey been down that road. But No Longer Broken is in the past tense; she's looking in her rearview mirror, leaving the dashed hopes and bad shit behind. This is honest talk from a strong woman; however, the music is brimming with infectious pop/rock melodies even when the lyrics are tossing poison darts.
Hennessey epitomizes the rootsy side of Adult Album Alternative, essentially classic rock with a contemporary edge. While there are country flavors in the grooves, this is definitely a West Coast record, more Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne than Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. On "Every Song is You," Hennessey's voice recalls the plaintive croon of Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac while producer Jeffery Marshall's riffs give the track a Wallflowers kick. The title cut offers a feeling of emotional uplift from all the heartache. "One touch from you/And I'm no longer broken," Hennessey sings, and killer slide guitar makes it all go down soulful and easy.
When Hennessey lets it rip, she doesn't hold back. "Liar, cheater," she rages on in "You Can't Unpull a Trigger." The mean harmonica captures the anguish in her singing. On "Let Me Go," Hennessey leaves her soul bare - and the listener breathless. Breaking up may be hard to do, but it's worth it if it inspires albums as excellent as this." - Stacey Zering, No Depression
The long awaited third full-length cd No Longer Broken from Award Winning singer and songwriter Debbie Hennessey contains nine brand new songs of contemporary country, rock and blues all in Debbie’s distinctive and soulful voice and was produced by highly regarded guitarist Jeffery "Big Red" Marshall at Red Rover Productions. Songs on the new cd include: Every Song Is You, You Can't Unpull A Trigger, Whisky Charm, Let Me Go, Right For Right Now, and more...Hennessey co-wrote 8 of the nine songs with Marshall as co-writer on 6 of those, other co-writers include: Courtney Leigh Heins, Lexie Hofer, Athena Marie, and Tracee Perrin. The cd features top-notch musicians including: Jeffery Marshall, Charlie Waymire, Lao Tizer, Aubrey Richmond, Andrew Megna, Kevin Chown, Bryan Dobbs, Clayton Severson, Lexie Hofer and Courtney Leigh Heins. Mastered by Paul Wickliffe at Skyline Productions, Inc.
Some More Reviews:
(No Longer Broken) "A seasoned singer/songwriter, Hennessey imbues her craftily structured songs with a husky vocal resonance and some deluxe backup by deft players. “Every Song Is You” is our favorite, a tune whose theme is music’s power to evoke and to transport. Suffused with organ, backup singers and a neat, nimble guitar solo, this midtempo song is catchy and satisfying...Hennessey is an experienced hand who can certainly deliver a polished product." - Music Connection
(Good As Gone) "Hennessey's bold, husky delivery puts its imprint on her material, whose catchy hooks and spot-on arrangements show she knows her stuff and is surrounded by pro-calibre talent. Hennessey is a skilled artist whose polished work commands respect." - Music Connection
"Good As Gone is rock solid country-pop...undeniably hooky...(Hennessey's) collection of Nashville-ready tunes serves as a wake-up call to radio programmers everywhere. Somebody sign this girl!" - Buddy Hollywood
"Los Angeles-based country-rocker Debbie Hennessey can sing the shingles off a barn...her voice is magnificent..." - Michael Scott Cain, Rambles
“Good As Gone” is an appealing, uptempo country song, which provides a terrific showcase for Hennessey’s rich, distinctive vocals. Hennessey has a voice which sounds authentic and soulful…” – Singer Universe