I want to thank all the wonderful people who attended the Ould Sod gathering this past Sunday on my behalf. It made me cry when I heard about you all being there.
The Sweet Relief Organization has launched the Cindy Wasserman Fund to help our own Cindy as she goes through Breast Cancer treatment and our friend Exene Cervenka of X wrote this very sweet letter in support of the fund.
"Drennen and Wasserman bent notes in tandem, musically summoning a flawless union, the kind the song's lyric ‘(Why Am I) Chained to a Memory’ laments when it self-destructs."
We're heading out on a 12 date East-Coast/Mid-West tour with our friends, legendary punk rockers X!
LOS ANGELES TIMES’ Pop & Hiss premiered the first single “I Used To Love You” off of the new album, IT’S EVERLY TIME!
Leading up to the release of our new album 'It's Everly Time!' we will be appearing for three nights at LA's famous Hotel Cafe! April 30th, June 3rd and to celebrate the release itself July 16th! There will be very special guests appearing with us and a host of other surprises. And a special limited edition hand screened poster by our friend Scrojo will also be available at the gigs. We're excited to share these songs with our hometown family before heading out on tour later this summer. We look forward to seeing you! xo DRW
Directed and shot by Frank Lee Drennen himself, a new video, for 'God Help Me' has been released to celebrate the re-release of 'Bright Morning Stars' on RED 180 gram vinyl. The album is already available at the upcoming shows, but will also be available online and at select indie record stores in May! Details to come.
There’s a mention about Cindy's involvement in the new Allison Anders film, 'Ring of Fire' about the life of June Carter Cash in a review of the premier. The movie stars Jewel and John Doe as her father A.P. Carter and was premiered at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Cindy sings the voices of both June's mother and aunt Sarah in the movie. In fact, the first voice you hear is hers in the opening song of the film.
This month's issue of the Big Takeover had this to say about Cindy's performance with John Doe in NYC last September:
"When the X legend plays New York he brings an excellent female to sing harmonies with him, and Cindy Wasserman was the best yet (amazingly besting Neko Case at Joe's Pub in 2007). Her voice blended with his like syrup with melted butter..."
Hello Everyone! I am just back from a tour of Spain (and east coast !!) with my friend John Doe and now exited to be joining our good friend Shane Alexander in Venice California this friday January 27 9pm at the WITZEND. Would be lovely to see you. Happy belated new year and more news coming soon!! Cheers, Cindy
We are pleased to announce that we will be supporting our friend John Doe on his West Coast dates in October. We will be performing as a duo (Frankie Lee and Cindy) and are excited to finally be bringing the songs from the new record to our home country! See you there x
10/18/11 : The Mint
6010 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles CA
10/19/11 : The Constellation Room
3503 South Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana CA
10/20/11 : Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco CA
10/22/11 : Dante's
1 S.W 3RD Avenue, Portland OR
10/23/11 : Tractor Tavern
5213 Ballard Avenue N.W, Seattle WA
In case you missed it, here is our very own Cindy on David Letterman signing "Never Enough" with John Doe.
Cindy did a session just last month with John Doe to promote his new album, "Keeper", which she appears on. Here's one of the tunes for you, "Never Enough". The 3-song session and an interview with John can be found here at RollingStone.com.
Cindy had the surprise of the year to step on stage with John Doe at the recent Pearl Jam 20th Anniversary concert to realize that she would be singing 'Golden State' with none other than Eddie Vedder, and the moment was captured on fan cam for us all.
There's an interview up with Cindy in the legendary Crawdaddy Magazine about the new release 'Bright Morning Stars'. In fact, it is the final interview that writer Denise Sullivan conducted for the "father" of rock n roll magazines, before it became an archived part of Paste Magazine after 40 years of on and off publication.
Cindy's Interview can be read here. And after reading that, have a look at the rest of the archives and learn more about this seminal publication and its' founder Paul Williams.
We're back on the road starting tonight (June 18th) in Zurich, Switzerland and continuing on to the UK for a 2 week run around the country.
Excited to be back again and looking forward to seeing everyone!
All the dates are on the TOUR page.
We are featured in this month's SPIN magazine's 'Songs You Must Hear Now' (the June issue with Mumford & Sons on the cover) with SPIN declaring 'God Help Me' from our new album as a must-hear track.