Fayssoux's New Album, I Can't Wait, Available September 9. Pre-order Today!
Produced by Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz
Fayssoux McLean is a different deal.
“She’s one of my favorite singers,” says Emmylou Harris, who enlisted Fayssoux (it’s pronounced fay-SOO, like an ahh-CHOO sneeze) to sing harmony and duet vocals on many classic sessions. Emmylou first met another frequent duo partner, Rodney Crowell, in Fayssoux’s living room.
“Charm, elegance, whippoorwills, and magnolia dewdrops: These are the things that come to mind when I hear Fayssoux sing,” says Crowell
Fayssoux has spent much of her musical life making others sound better, aiding recordings that featured Harris, Linda Ronstadt (she calls Fayssoux’s singing “immaculate”), Lowell George, Dolly Parton, Tom T. Hall, and other legendary figures.
But beginning with 2008’s Early, Fayssoux began forging her own path as a singer-songwriter of merit and consequence. Harris, Ricky Skaggs, David Ball, Lloyd Green and others contributed to Early, and on September 9, Fayssoux and Red Beet Records are releasing a sparkling follow-up called I Can’t Wait, with contributions from mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull, guitar aces Brandon Turner and (co-producer) Thomm Jutz, multi-instrumentalist Justin Moses, masterful bass player Mark Fain, bluegrass thrush Donna Ulisse, percussionist Pat McInerney, and Grammy-nominated producer Peter Cooper. I Can’t Wait finds Fayssoux singing her songs, along with handpicked gems from Kieran Kane, David Ball, Merle Haggard, R.B. Morris, Jim Lauderdale, and others.
On Wednesday, September 10, Fayssoux will perform an album-release celebration at Nashville’s historic Station Inn, backed by esteemed players Turner, Jutz, McInerney, Cooper, Shad Cobb, Dave Francis, and Casey Campell. Eric Brace and Peter Cooper will open the show at 8pm, and they are talented, kind-hearted, and super-athletic.
“Fayssoux is unlike anyone, and she speaks to everyone,” says Cooper. “She’s a profound pleasure, pleasurably profound.”
Available for pre-order:
iTunes (includes instant download of "When the Thought of You Catches Up With Me.")
Village Records (CD)
CD Release Show:
Wed., Sept. 10 - 8:00pm
402 12th Ave S
I Can't Wait track list:
1. I Can't Wait
(Kieran Kane, Sean Locke, Claudia Scott)
2. When the Thought of You Catches Up with Me
3. My Brain
4. Golightly Creek
(Fayssoux, Peter Cooper)
5. Running Out of Lies
(Fayssoux, Thomm Jutz, Peter Cooper)
6. Mama's Hungry Eyes
7. Find Your Own Light
8. The Last Night of the War (Fayssoux, Thomm Jutz, Peter Cooper)
9. Ragged Old Heart
10. Hell On a Poor Boy
11. I Made a Friend of a Flower Today feat. Tom T. Hall
(Tom T. Hall, Dixie Hall)
12. Some Things Are Too Good to Last