MP3 Denise Jordan Finley - HAUNTRESS
Sparse arrangements backing tender, soaring vocals. Strong guitar and thoughtful lyrics hallmark this singer/songwriter. "Denise can do it all - write, sing, play, and perform. It''s a treat to hear her, and I always learn something when I do" ~David Roth
8 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, FOLK: like Joni
After personal tragedies encountered by this artist since her first album (on LP and cassette) "Company Wife" from mid 1980... the death of her musical partner of fifteen years, and the injury that caused the loss of her voice for a year, Hauntress, Denise Jordan Finley, is back in full form... Her voice, recovered now, with a well earned edge to it, shows expression that can only come from a full life''s experiences and trials...Perhaps due to a period of compensation for the vocal injury, her guitar work emerges as uncommonly intricate and harmonically powerful.
This collection, produced by Daniel Pagdon, including two award-winning songs, features examples of Denise''s best writing, and certainly the most haunting pieces in her repertoire. Accompanied by Pagdon on Contra Bass Guitar, with brilliantly arranged Horn and Flute accents by Matt Finley, this volume of songs also features the Voice of veteran back-up singer Penny Nichols, and the Piano of Grammy Award winner Clifford Carter, with a little Octave Mandolin and Lead Guitar thrown in by star-making engineer, Mark Dann.
"There just aren''t enough superlatives to do your
new CD justice.
I seem to have a problem--I can''t get it out of my CD
player. I keep waiting for a mediocre song to come on
so i can eject it or fast forward it but I can''t find
one that is not exquisite!
You''ve created an album that is an eight course meal.
complete with several appetizers, entrees and
desserts. Despite feeling fully sated by the meal, it
leaves me wanting to consume it again and again and
again... Your restaurant gets five stars out of four!"
DETAILS ABOUT THE SONGS...
...the opening lyrics of this first track were taken from the headstone of a very old grave
JUST OUTSIDE OF TIME
...dedicated to the memory of Bruce Morrison who died just outside the train station in Pawling, New York
...looking out at the sun setting behind a grove of trees
...based on the true story of a courageous woman
UNDER THE RADAR
...with the second half of life, come new songs of rebellion
...Dwain Story wrote this song based on the Algonquin tale
LOVERS WATCH THE MOON
...inspired by the full moon making its ascent on the horizon on the road home
HOW FAIR IS MY BABY