Shades of Blue
Your support of the performing arts is appreciated! If you are becoming a fan of Debbie Henning's music, you'll find you are not alone. With SEVEN #1 Hits at the former MP3.com to her credit, Debbie has made her mark around the world. Able to adapt her 4 octave voice to whom ever she sings with, Debbie has as many as 7 live acts going at any given time, including one with her daughter, Trish. The mother/daughter team is warmly received wherever they go. 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 one of a kind picking skills. 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 it IS Gordon Lightfoot. And in the next moment, she is undeniably all woman! 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, Keri Leigh, Ann Rabson, Gordon Lightfoot 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. Her Shades of Blue CD, released in the winter of 2003, features three-time world fiddle champ, Byron Berline, W C Handy award nominee, Mark Lyon and the artwork of Grammy winner Jim Warren. This CD was produced by Mark Lyon and features the talents of the finest recording artists from the surrounding area, including Trish Henning on cello on 'If you could read my Mind' by Gordon Lightfoot. The other 11 songs are all original, 9 of which are written by Henning.