The title of our cd “You’re Not Alone” seemed to be the perfect title after releasing our “Rusted Razor” demo. It was time to take a positive turn on all that we had experienced before and after we met each other. The song “You’re Not Alone”, written by Larry, rings true for so many couples out there. It’s hard for some to imagine that another human being could love another unconditionally, even after seeing you in your bare bones. But that’s what our relationship and our marriage stands on. Getting though anything together, facing the storm hand in hand (like our album cover picture implies), and finding the sweet moments in the middle of the storm where you find yourself sitting with the love of your life making music. That’s what this cd is for us! Each song was written at our home and also recorded at home except the song, “Dinner at the Bohemian” which was literally written at The Bohemian Café in downtown Greenville. We took our time with some of the songs, and then with others they couldn’t come out fast enough. We take a humorous spin on many issues in our life. Some of the songs on this cd have been around for years, but still hold something meaningful, so we revamped them to fit our style and added the songs to the play list. There’s a book called, “The Giving Tree” that we were inspired to write a song after. A fun spirited pirate song called, “Nelson’s Folly” that Katie wrote on her bed one afternoon. Larry’s original song, “Walk Away” is also on the cd with the beautiful trumpet styles of Miss Scottie Hodge! Larry also wrote a song to follow the words to “Walk Away” with “Shoot Straight”. It’s a western cowboy shoot ‘em down song with an edgy sound. The song is about being lied to and losing trust. After a day of dealing with some drama (don’t we all have it?!) that was going on in our lives we wrote a song called, “Can’t fix stupid”. I think we laughed and chuckled so much at the lyrics it took us several hours to finally finish recording it. Follow all of that emotion with two love songs written specifically for our wedding this last November called, “Endlessly Yours” and “Point of View”, which also features Miss Scottie Hodge on trumpet.
The design and photography was done by our amazing friend Jack DelGado. We shot the photos at Greenbrier Farms. “You’re Not Alone” was also co-produced by our dear friend and cinematographer Curtis Hanvey. We couldn’t dream of a better team of creative minds!! We love to involve the community of Greenville with our art. We live in such a beautiful and incredible city we want to share it. This is why we shoot our videos and photos in a way that features Greenville, and the wonderful things it has to offer! You will also notice the blackbirds on the CD. Our wedding had a Blackbird theme. For us, they symbolize strength, commitment, and a resolve to move forward together. “Take these broken wings and learn to fly”. We feel that we have been singing the same song to each other for lifetimes. It’s only now that we are fortunate enough to share it with you, and we are ever so grateful to do so.
“You’re Not Alone” will be released on Valentine’s Day! You can purchase copies at Horizon Records, CD Baby, and many more outlets to be announced.
Katie & Larry