After several years of fairly major success in my Tribute to Stevie Nicks by anyone's standard, I decided it was time to cover some of these songs in recorded form. There are always too many songs in Stevie's long and varied catalogue to perform even a piece of them all in any one show. As a Tribute Artist, I am always expected to do the top 15 most recognizable hits unless I am SURE that I'm performing for mostly her biggest fans that know everything about her. There are so many MORE of Stevie's songs that SHOULD have been major hits, in my view; many I rarely get to perform in a show. In addition to that, Stevie doesn't seem to perform these live EITHER! So, for my first album, I thought I'd record a few of those "Unsung Favourites" to give something to people to take home AFTER a show... something that would ADD to the show. Something that would also add to their appreciation of Stevie's amazing music. It truly is timeless.
Stevie Nicks has always been fortunate enough to have the best musicians around her. People like Lindsey Buckingham, her original love and partner in the bands Buckingham Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, Waddy Wachtel her current music director and guitar player for her solo career that, incidentally, ALSO did this for Linda Ronstadt, and Dave Stewart for the making of her CD In Your Dreams. These musicians have helped turn Stevie's poetry into the great arrangements we know today. It takes really great musicians to simply MIMIC or COPY the work that has been put down on Stevie's tracks of the past. This is the task for a Tribute band. I have worked with several bands around the North America in recent years and I think you'll agree that the Canadian musicians used in this recording did an outstanding job of making me sound good. Thank you Empire Recordings for having faith in me.
I hope you enjoy these songs. They are among my favourites. See you at a show someday soon!
Major love to all my supporters, Julie Clare Myers