After the success of their 2009 "Diva Nation...Where Music Laughter and Girlfriends Reign," Hem and Haw Productions along with Babe Central are proud to announce "Mid Life Vices...A Guilt Free Musical Revue." This tour de force musical comedy group presents their 9th CD of songs that revel in the choices made by a generation who's "been-there-saw-that-drank-that-ate-that-came-back-to-kick-back-and-lay-back!" Of course, the question remains: "How can funny sound this pretty?" (The Boston Globe)
Summer/2012 marks the beginning of their 23rd season of touring and recording. Longtime Babes; Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith and Deirdre Flint welcome new Babe Marcy Marxer of the wonderfully eclectic Grammy-winning and (still touring) duo of Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. As songwriters and accomplished musicians, they become a renegade sorority of modern women who vow to age gracefully, but refuse to go quietly! Continuing to showcase their “BABES” signature brand of estrogen-infused mayhem and award winning songwriting, they set to music their collective Mid Life Crises and the inherent need for Mid Life Vices!
Babe tunes come from the wackiest of viewfinders. With acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, piano, bass, drums and harmonies from heaven, these multi-talented gal pals offer a peek into the mind of an exhausted perfectionist with “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda,” an absolutely organized scatterbrain in “Just in Case” and a loving look at romance in “Dim the Lights.” It wouldn't be a 4BBabes' recording without a few statements from the heart. With such moving pieces as, "The Table" and "In My Dreams," we hear of those generational transitions that affect us all. Of course there are songs dedicated to the passions and misdeeds of our age, with “Facebook,” “The History of Cheese,” and the rocking release of "Bitchin' Babe Boogie."
Producers Sally Fingerett and Debi Smith of Hem and Haw Productions returned to the home of many Bitchin' Babes' projects, Amerisound Studios in Columbus, OH, to work with veteran engineer Dan Green. Their reputation of blending great songwriting, brilliant harmonies, and first class recording, have become the hallmark of a Bitchin' Babe project.
So with tongue in cheek, this Fabulous Female Folkestra brings you a charming new disc that musically examines the lives of the boomer generation, finding self acceptance, grace and humor. Sit back and laugh knowing you are not alone on this winding path we call life! Welcome to “Mid Life Vices” a celebration of “Whine, Women and Song!”