Cover Art is a collection of 21 songs lovingly arranged and performed with warm intimate vocals supported by dynamic acoustic guitar. It presents a generous assortment of songs cherry picked from the greats: Warren Zevon, Bob Dylan, Fats Waller, Randy Newman, Lucinda Williams,
Michael Peter Smith, Ron Sexsmith, Jennifer Warnes, Anna McGarrigle, Blind Boy Fuller, and others. Styles encompass Jazz, Blues, Swing, Folk, and Pop.
Michael Derning has been playing guitar and singing since his late teens. He remains fascinated by the range and synergy of acoustic guitar and voice.
Mia Arends grew up singing, harmonizing, and playing various instruments. Harmony and art are her passions. Her original work forms the visual component of Cover Art.
|POSTED BY: xavierpersad||POSTED ON: 03 Aug 2007 08:53 AM|
“Cover Art” by Michael Derning and Mia Arends is accurately described by its title: a beautiful, artistic collection of covers from Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, and many other timeless music icons! Encompassing a large array of styles including jazz, blues, folk, and pop, “Cover Art” is pleasantly diverse. Every song on this CD illuminates a deep sense of purity, using the unbeatable pair of graceful acoustic guitars and passionate vocals. “Dead Egyptian Blues” best demonstrates Michael and Mia’s vocal chemistry with their stunning, seamless harmonies. Moreover, “Vampire” shows off the skillful instrumentation present on this CD. Furthermore, the production of “Cover Art” is up to par and allows these charming tunes to connect with listeners on a very intimate level. Fans of acoustic songs and timeless classics will find themselves uncontrollably indulging in this addictive collection of “Cover Art.”-Xavier P. for RadioIndy
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