Ocean of Emotion
Ocean of Emotion is a unique CD in the fact that it is the first 8 songs written by Debbie Henning in the order they were written. She was inspired to write On the Radio after KTNT radio in Oklahoma City announced on the air that they would like to play her music, but it must be original. Written on Sunday, recorded Tuesday, submitted Thursday and on the air Sunday. This first song led to 7 others, several of which have gone #1 in their genre at the former mp3.com. All vocals and guitar work by the artist. Missouri born and self-taught, Debbie offers a unique style that you won't find anywhere else. At times her voice is so low, you'd swear she is a he. And in the next moment, she is undeniably all woman! She began playing at the age of 8, by sneaking to play her older brother's guitar'QUITE a risky thing to do! It wasn't until she was 14 that her Dad bought her a 12-string Gibson Cortez. This is the guitar that Debbie used to hone her skills and develop her unique picking skills. Just a few of the things that have been said about Debbie... 'Debbie is no doubt a gifted song writer and performer'...Shelley Hiestand; Superior Music and Sound 'Debbie is a very talented performer and songwriter'...Pat Glenn; former president Oklahoma Songwriters & Composers Association 'a very distinctive style'...Arts Council of OKC 'an exceptional performer'...Gary Good; Entertainment & Speakers Bureau 'Rarely do I meet an artist that possesses such a passion for music.'...Aletha Dewbre; Southwest Blues magazine; 'Debbie Henning will have you reaching for your hankerchief with her excellent song, Ocean of Emotion. Debbie's vocals really tug at the heart strings, and the strings of her acoustic jangle an evocative and perfectly executed accompaniment. The grand tradition of female singer/songwriters is well represented here in the form of the excellent Debbie Henning. Enjoy!'...Steve Elliot, Acoustic Guitar Workshop and publisher 'Debbie has the ability to take on any song and make you like it.' She and Trish are my favorite Oklahoma songbirds!'...Keri Leigh, Founder of Oklahoma Blues society, W. C Handy award nominee and publisher of Soul to Soul Musical Influences: Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Janis Ian, Jim Croce, Harry Chapin, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Billy Joel, Keb Mo, Melissa Etheridge, Linda Ronstadt, Mark Lyon Debbie Henning is a singer,songwriter and an accomplished guitarist. She couples her unique harmonies with 12 and six string acoustic guitars. Debbie has been influenced most by the rock, folk, and blues styles of music and has had seven number one hits in their genre at the former mp3.com. Her daughter Trish Henning, also a highly talented musician, joins Debbie not only on stage since she was 12, but also in the recording studio.