This is an album about good friends and hard times.
After burning out from years of day-job overtime, the loss of friends and family members and watching her own health decline due to the stress, Emchy found herself sitting in a haunted bar in New Orleans, her spiritual second home. On her travels that day a “grizzled and gorgeous” old woman told her, “come on honey, this is New Orleans. You gotta shake your ass!” The musician took the women’s admonition as a sign – it was time to get down to her real work as a musical artist. This is where the album began.
Thanks to all of the rockstars who performed on this record, and the supporters on indiegogo who helped make it a reality. Extra special shoutouts to all of the members of the Secret Emchy Society near and far (you know who you are) and my inspirations music / art / chosen family of Hans Winold, Eric Ingerson, John Flaw, Pat McMains, Sean Malroy, Jess McMains, Danielle Vincent, Lauren Wheeler, Keri Levy, Jen Rau, Fran Varian, Michele Kappel-Stone, Geoff Berner, and Joy for always talking me down (or up) as needed. And even more glasses raised for my road soulsister Carolyn Mark, and my amazing wife Charlotte Gutierrez who always makes everything better.
releases July 21, 2017
All songs written by Cindy Emch except
*Written by Emch, Cagnacci, Carley
**Written by Emch, McMains
***Written by Emch, Cagnacci
Cindy Emch - Vocals, Guitar, Accordion
Carolyn Mark - Backing Vocals
Tolan McNeil - Guitar, Lap Steel, Backing Vocals
Joel Fernandes - Drums, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dennis Siemens - Upright Bass, Backing Vocals
Grayson Walker - Accordion, Piano, Backing Vocals
J. McLaughlin - Backing Vocals
Olivier Clements - Brass of all kinds
Produced / Engineered by Tolan McNeil at Lucky Mouse Studios, The Last Resort, Beautiful Victoria, B.C.
Officially wrangled by Dennis Siemens
Package Design by Buck Down Designs / buckdowndesigns.com
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