Euferzine is a musical persona used by singer-songwriter Denise Reagan to pay homage to her grandmother and the mountain music of the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. The project is titled Excuse Me, But I Have Something to Say. It includes mountain music and Americana songs. The project was recorded to commemorate turning 50 and realizing that she had something to say that was important and noteworthy.
The instrumentation is sparse but the talent is not.
Dennis Crouch played bass and provided the groove. He is regarded as one of the top bass players in the world and recently toured with Diana Krall. He is also one of the co-founders of The Time Jumpers, a popular Western swing band on Rounder Records.
Jon Conley, who played guitar and resonator, tours with Kenny Chesney. He has worked with Denise over the last several years to refine her sound and bring her songs to life. This project would not have happened without his help and encouragement.
Grammy winner, Glen Duncan is a recording artist who has played with everyone from Earl Scruggs to Reba McEntire. His artistic personality shines throughout this project on fiddle, mandolin and the spookiest banjo this side of Deliverance.
David Henry, who played cello and viola, has played with everyone from Taylor Swift to Def Leppard. His cello work is tender and haunting.
Larry Hall has played with Restless Heart and Russ Taff. He played achingly beautiful keys on the only piano song on this project.
To learn more, visit www.euferzine.com