Deb Ohlinger 1013 Sunset Rd
Covington Ky 41011
859 640 5232
Deb Ohlinger is a singer/ songwriter from Covington, Ky. After graduating with a BFA in 1986, she pursued a career in painting until her life-long fascination with music took precedence. With the encouragement of fellow musicians, she was fronting her own bands in a few years and performing on a regular basis. Gradually, she became intrigued with the songwriting process for its similarities to the visual arts. The language of contrast, line, form, weight, movement – and countless other familiar terms she used as a painter – provided her with all the tools for writing tunes with unique lyrics and varied styles. Following these efforts, she met up with Rick Hayes, and formed a musical partnership. Together they joined their talents to create this work of art.
Favorite Blue is an eclectic collection of songs that pulls influences from various time periods and styles in American music. Truly Americana, it's a cross- country trip in a time machine. Enjoy the ride!
Many thanks to Rick and Lyn Hayes of Hayes Productions. Their stellar efforts made this project not only possible but a glorious journey.
With Rick Hayes’ musical prowess, these songs came to life! In addition to his adept instrumentation, I was able to procure the contribution of stellar musicians, such as Irl Hees on upright bass and Tim Crouch on fiddle, both of whom routinely perform with the likes of Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson.
Furthermore, singers Katie Davidson and Maria Carrelli lent their diverse and unique backup vocal styles to songs, while Bob Kennedy graced us with his emotional touch on the keys throughout most of the album. Additionally, Katie Davidson provided me with steadfast support and advice on vocal approach and style.
A Big Hug and much love to Colleen Kelley for her delicious personality and great time during our photo shoot!
I am entirely grateful to every person that contributed to this project. Again…thank you!
I hope you enjoy this album. Our goal was to make the unique familiar and the familiar unique.
UPC Nielsen Soundscan 888295529358
ASCAP MEMBER 4864487
PUBLISHING/ ASCAP/ FORWARD PRODUCTIONS 4916354
Deb Ohlinger ~ lead vocals
Rick Hayes ~ electric and acoustic guitar,
drums, bass, mandolin and banjo
Bob Kennedy ~ keyboard
Tim Crouch ~ strings and percussion
Irl Hees ~ upright bass
Maria Carrelli ~ background vocals
Katie Davidson ~ background vocals
All songs -- words & music by
Deb Ohlinger and Rick Hayes
With the exception of “You Keep Me Hanging On”
Additional information available at DebOMusic.com
Recorded, produced, arranged, mixed and mastered by
Rick Hayes at Hayes Productions • www.hayesproductions.com
Cover Art & inside background by Deb Ohlinger
Graphic Design/layout by Lyn Hayes
Photography by Colleen Kelley
Vocal Coaching by Katie Davidson