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Debbie-Neigher

Debbie Neigher Embraces Vulnerability on ‘I Am Ready’

There’s no shortage of artists with compelling backstories and interesting songs — artists like Debbie Neigher. The San Francisco singer and songwriter (and one time study-abroad student in Ghana) released her second album, “Unravel,” last fall, after giving up her job working with at-risk teens to focus full-time on music. Like her self-titled first album, Neigher recorded “Unravel” with John…

John Murry Sings of Ghosts and Ashes on 'The Graceless Age'

If rock ’n’ roll tends to exist in the present tense, John Murry’s songs live in the aftermath. The Mississippi-born California transplant sifts through shards and fragments on “The Graceless Age” (Evangeline Recording Co.), a powerful solo debut anchored by the weight of memory. Murry writes songs like a novelist, building dramatic conflict toward wrenching, inevitable conclusions that can be…