Grace & Grit
Release Date: September 30, 2008
“Grace & Grit” was released in September of 2008 and was produced by Philadelphia’s Chris Arms. The CD features Deb’s original music, a cover of “Hallelujah I love him so” one of her favorite Ray Charles songs and a few a capella snippets by Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell and Aretha Franklin who have all been strong musical influences. One of the goals of this record was to go for a more live sound and capture the energy and spontaneity that live performance can bring. Thus all the vocal tracks were recorded live in the studio. “Grace and Grit” has a strong blues base but incorporates gospel, soul, rock and jazz elements and thematically the material ranges widely from songs about being a single mother trying to make it America on “Food on the Table” to the humorous “No Taxi Driver” about receiving too many wrong number phone calls from people looking for a taxi.
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