Thu, 9 December 2010
Music supplied via ArielPublicity
Artist - Deborah Crooks
Track 1 - Blink
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"Deborah Crooks pours stiff shots of brains, soul and guts into her compositions..."
Singing about faith, love and loss, Deborah is an intimate and edgy artist whose work is dedicated to peace and the process of liberation. With lyric-writing skills are honed by a lifetime of writing, world travel and study of yoga and Buddhism, she's also widely published as an essayist, journalist and poet. Her songs haves received national airplay and been featured on compilations including the Java with Jahvalin Indie Artist CD 2005 ("You Are Home" DCrooks/B.Z. Lewis) and Indie Music For Life Compilation (2007), and the RockerGirl Discoveries CD ("Dream Me" from her first EP "5 Acres" 2003). Deborah has appeared at the 2006 Millennium Music Conference, the 2005 RockerGirl Magazine Music Convention, during SXSW week in Austin, TX, Sunset Junction, the California Music Fest and was a featured performer at the 2007 Harmony Festival. She's also performed at the Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC, Arlene's Grocery in New York and the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles. In 2008 she returned to the studio with producer Ben Bernstein (formerly of New Monsoon) to release a full-length CD "Adding Water to the Ashes" which is receiving national and international airplay. Oft compared to Mazzy Star, Chrissie Hynde and the Cowboy Junkies, her sound draws on equal parts rock and roll, the blues and the songwriter tradition. In early 2009, she participated in the 2009 RPM Challenge, co-writing a new collection of original blues tunes with another San Francisco songwriter, Alex Walsh, some of which was released as an EP in Fall 2009. The recipient of a BayBridged Recording Grant, she released an EP "It's All Up to You" in Spring 2010.