The Voice of My Heart

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I tracked these 3 songs over the course of two days at Brooklyn's Rola Pola studios with my good friends David Jamison on drums and backing vocals and Sonny Ratcliff producing and generally helping out musically. We wanted to capture the energy of the songs at the moment of creation, so we arranged the songs in the studio and recorded them immediately. All the songs ended up being first takes and we think it captured the energy and vibe of that particular day in the studio.

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released March 24, 2011

Recorded and mixed by Sonny Ratcliff at Rola Pola Studios, Brooklyn. Mastered by Nathan James at Vault Mastering.

Matt Lenny - vocals, guitars, bass
David Jamison - drums, vocals, Yamaha HandySound HS-501, percussion
Sonny Ratcliff - bass, keyboards, percussion

Huge thanks to Sonny and Andy Baldwin at Rola Pola.


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Matt Lenny & The Breakdown Chicago, Illinois

Inspired by a chance encounter with country legend Steve Earle, who showed him that a single chord can often have more power than anything else, Chicago-based guitarist and songwriter Matt Lenny writes songs that fall on the rock & roll side of Americana. ... more

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