'Red Ruby Stars' is a meditation on longing, heart-break, anger, recovery and forgiveness. In 12 songs that fuse Debbie’s soulful and sophisticated jazz harmonies with intimate, autobiographical songwriting, Debbie writes unflinchingly about the break-up of a marriage, her ex's addiction, the loss of a loved one on 9/11, the need for prayer and forgiveness. On Red Ruby Stars, Debbie sings-sometimes with gospel power, sometimes in a sensuous funk groove—of emotional survival as she declares her intention to be happy, to love, and to thrive.
Debbie Deane— Piano, vocals, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, acoustic guitar
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
Guitars: Marvin Sewelll, Tom Guarna, Robin Macatangay, Chris Bruce, Jeff Lockhart
B-3 Organ: Bruce Flowers
Strings: Dave Eggar, Jonathan Dinklage
Horns: Donny McCaslin, Steven Bernstein, Erik Lawrence, Clark Gayton, Barry Danielian
Percussion: Alex Alexander, Adrian Harpham
Adrian Harpham with Debbie Deane and Rich Lamb.