Hi it’s me, Cindy. I’m writing my own bio because… I don’t want to hide behind someone else’s version about what went down. I’ve been at this a long time. But I feel like this CD is the start of a new chapter in my life as an artist.
A stripped down, acoustic record. The first time that no one has told me how to play, or how to sing. I was only told to stop thinking so much and just “do it.” And almost every time I wanted to fix something, I was told “No.”
Why & How
The idea of this record originated from Kirk Pasich, founder and President of Blue Élan Records. He wanted to capture the raw, emotional connection of my acoustic performances that he’d been watching on stage for many years. The focus was to be on the artist and the song, and not on production. Nowhere to Hide became a concept – the record was recorded live in single takes, where we played together in the same room. The only instruments involved were voices, a grand piano, acoustic guitars and dobro. Kirk set the stage, and allowed the musicians to do what they do best in an environment without restraints. We were seeking the beauty of imperfection, not a slick production. The songs ebb and flow with emotion and honesty, and the push and pull of heartstrings.