Peach at Hen House Studios
It's a rare joy to discover an artist whose music adds to, or at least enhances, the meaning of life.
Peach isn't exactly a new artist and this isn't exactly her Blues Rock Records debut. But when you have the singular pleasure of discovering this ever-fresh, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter-guitarist, whether it's with her current masterpiece (no exaggeration) The Real Thing, her acclaimed live underground release Peach Live! (2002), which won her a coveted distribution deal with Morada Music, or her first recording, the EP The Cure for You (2001), then it doesn't matter that you're coming to the party a little late. As long as you're here...
The prestigious L.A. Music Awards have been dialed in to Peach from the not-so-long-ago beginning, naming her Blues Artist of the Year in 2001. She duets with Taj Mahal on the title track, and serenades "Beyond My Wildest Dream," backed by Reggie McBride (Tony Bennett, Keb' Mo') on upright bass, whom she admiringly calls "the Mack truck of bass." There's The Band's Garth Hudson (keys, sax, accordion); James Gadson (The Temptations, Beck) and Gary Mallaber (Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen) on drums; Peach's own drummer/percussionist Maria Martinez (Barry White); baritone sax player Cece Worrall Rubin (Diana Ross, Guns n' Roses); Paul BarrÃ©re (Little Feat), Jon Woodhead (Leon Russell), and Rick Vito (Fleetwood Mac) all on slide; guitarist Amos Garrett (Stevie Wonder, Maria Muldaur), "the world's most bendy-note guy," according to Peach; and horn arrangement by Lee Thornburg (The Tonight Show Band, Tower of Power) on "Someone Else is Steppin' In."
Hen House Studios is a record label and documentary film company located in Venice, California. Visit HenHouseStudios.com where you can "Hear the music and see the stories."