People who haven't heard NAKED HEARTS often ask "What kind of music is it?". It's a question not easily answered in a single word or musical style, such as Rock, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Latin, or any other single musical genre'. NAKED HEARTS has elements of many styles of music.
The music of NAKED HEARTS combines thought provoking lyrics that examine life, love and issues that surround the human experience, attached to beautiful melody lines that weave through unique chord progressions in an original, sometimes haunting way. Perhaps a new musical term should be created to describe the music of NAKED HEARTS, but the best way to gain a description of this music is to listen to it. We think you'll like what you hear.
Formed in Jan. 1999, NAKED HEARTS is comprised of individuals that offer many years of musical experience.
Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter, John DeYoung has performed his original material on concert stages shared with Arlo Guthrie, Marc Cohn, David Lindley, John Hyatt, Missing Persons and others. His songwriting, singing & guitar playing as well as his production sense are the driving force for the group.
Chris Smith brings to the band his professional guitar, pedal steel guitar, and vocal talents that took him on tour or in the studio with artists that include Jackson Browne, Jennifer Warnes, Johnny Rivers, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Herb Pederson and Mike Post. Chris' technical and production skills are vital in the creation ot the NAKED HEARTS sound.
Andrew Diaz Jr. has a natural instinct for percussion and makes a valued contribution to the unique sound of NAKED HEARTS. Raised in Brooklyn, this New York Puerto Rican brings a raw and passionate energy with that extra bit of spice and accent that adds excitement to the band.
Since the Bands foundation, much time and energy has been put into their live performances and the production of the NAKED HEARTS self-titled C.D.
Naked Hearts now has a new CD available on CDBaby titled "Goin To The Top". Check it out, or go to the John DeYoung/Naked Hearts website from the link on this page. The music will tell you more about NAKED HEARTS than any words can say.