Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me

by Lori McKenna


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Pieces of Me

The first item that recommends Lori McKenna on Pieces of Me is her voice. It cracks and breaks, digging deep into emotions on songs like "Never Die Young," making sure the listener understands the import of the words before he or she has bothered to read the lyric sheet. Her cracking voice will also remind a few of Alanis Morissette on rocking selections like "Pink Sweater," though McKenna developed her singing style before Jagged Little Pill came along. After her voice, a listener will more than likely notice the well-written songs, complete with good melodies and lively arrangements. The angry rock guitar of "Pink Sweater" easily converts into the quiet piano of "Deserving Song." Theme-wise, this is very much a singer/songwriter effort, complete with sensitive songs about relationships, self-revelation, and how things never turn out exactly as planned. There are nice phrases like, "I have been a poet all my life/With really not too much to say," from the title track. But what really makes this track work is the way McKenna fills each word with fervor and passion. Clearly she's an artist who embodies what she writes. So whether one is searching for another singer/songwriter to interpret this crazy mixed-up world or an ardent singer capable of bringing home the emotional goods, Pieces of Me delivers.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2012
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0701237500126
catalogNumber: 5637392956

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lori McKenna   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Richard Shindell   Background Vocals
Ellis Paul   Background Vocals
Billy Beard   Drums
Joe Donnelly   Percussion,Tambourine,Triangle
Brad Hatfield   Piano,Keyboards
Jennifer Kimball   Background Vocals
Michael Rivard   Bass
David "Goody" Goodrich   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Ian Kennedy   Fiddle,Violin
Kris Delmhorst   Cello,Background Vocals
Crit Harmon   Tambourine
Megan Toohey   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
McCawley Burke   Background Vocals
Michael Ward Bergeman   Accordion
Mike Rinquist   Conga
Bob Giroux   Piano
McCawley Burke   Background Vocals
Concetta Gordon   Background Vocals
Seth Connelly   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Lori McKenna   Composer
Crit Harmon   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Meghan Dewar   Art Direction

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