Denise Reagan performs under the pseudonym, Euferzine. (It is pronounced U-fur-zyne.) She is a Nashville based independent singer-songwriter who grew up on the Tennessee/ Kentucky border in the small town of Jamestown, Tennessee. It is west of Rugby, south of Pall Mall and southwest of the Big South Fork. Those tiny places you have never heard of have historic significance. Her ancestors were some of the earliest pioneers in the Upper Cumberland area.
Euferzine music is tied to that Cumberland Plateau area. Her musical style incorporates Americana, Folk and Old Time Country music. It harkens back to a forgotten time when life was simpler, but not easier.
Her latest project was produced by acclaimed Nashville session musicians Jeff Taylor of the Time Jumpers and John Mock, previously of The Dixie Chicks band. It is a concept record titled “Where Did the Time Go” that reaches across musical genres with story songs of great depth.
The songs are based on stories she learned while researching her family tree. They cover the time immigrants left Europe for America in the 1600s to life in Appalachia in the 1940s. The project includes several musical styles: celtic, folk, bluegrass, jazz and old-time. The topics range from saints to sinners, Native Americans, Long Hunters, Patriots, Union Soldiers, Confederates, Outlaws & Preacher Men.
A previous music project, “Excuse Me, But I Have Something to Say,” was released in 2012. Download it on CDBaby or visit www.euferzine.com