NEW ALBUM: "THEN AND NOW" PRE-ORDER!

DEBI SMITH

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"THEN AND NOW" is Debi's new album! If you would like to hear the album early and help with its release, you can PREORDER it now! When you preorder a download, you will be sent a link so that you are able to download the the tracks the minute they are released, or you can order the signed CD which comes with a FREE download link the minute they are released. Christine Lavin has created a video of "America the Beautiful" to help - thanks Chris! - And THANK YOU all so much for your support and listening! Samples of tracks available soon:

America the Beautiful

Polly Vaughn

The Raggle Taggle Gypsy

Auld Lang Syne

Born in East Virginia

Shady Grove

Shenandoah

Anachie Gordon

The Lily of the West

The Rose of Allendale

Greensleeves

Black is the Color of my True Love's Hair

Down by the Sally Gardens

Fare The Well (10,000 Miles)

Forever Young

This past year has been one of reflection for us all... the result for Debi has been a retrospective album of newly recorded traditional songs -- born of recording with musicians such as Doc and Merle Watson, Tom Paxton, Mark O’Connor, Sam Bush, Mike Auldridge, and Al Petteway; and other Celtic and traditional performers who have been a personal inspiration such as Doc and Merle Watson, The Carter Family, Joan Baez, Planxty, Alison Krauss, Mary Travers, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Dougie MacLean, Mary Black, Loreena McKennitt, The Weavers, Bob Dylan and many more.

It's been a year of no live performing and touring, a plight Debi shares with all of her fellow musicians, taking care of her wonderful son (a talented artist on the autism spectrum who calls his art ARTISM) at home, and helping her amazing parents (now 95 and 96! : ). Debi's musical release has been recording, producing, adding instruments and arranging an album of these beautiful songs in her home studio, getting up bright and early to work on it before anyone else is up! : ) The songs themes/narrations are from the view of someone looking back, and moving forward in one way or another. As we all are!

The album features the wonderful guitar work of Al Petteway, a little hammered dulcimer by Marcy Marxer (what DOESN't she play? : ), the mixing genius of Jim Robeson, skilled mastering by Mike Monseur, lovely album design by Cheryl Lynn Herrmann, and photography by the brilliant Irene Young.

Many thanks for supporting Debi's music, and for all the ways you support and keep music and the arts alive!

Expected release: September 1, 2021

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