Michael Derning & Mia Arends | Cover Art

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Cover Art

by Michael Derning & Mia Arends

Find out how rich two voices and a guitar can sound. 21 terrific cover songs masterfully arranged. A collage of styles encompassing Jazz, Blues, Folk, Swing, and Pop.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dayton Ohio 1903
2:16 $0.99
2. The Old Country
2:30 $0.99
3. Lights Of Lousianne
3:08 $0.99
4. Blind Willie McTell
4:38 $0.99
5. Dead Egyptian Blues
4:01 $0.99
6. Killing The Blues
2:53 $0.99
7. The One You Love
3:24 $0.99
8. Vampire
3:44 $0.99
9. Jivin' Woman Blues
2:08 $0.99
10. Goin' Back to Harlan
5:02 $0.99
11. Simon Smith & the Amazing Dancing Bear
2:39 $0.99
12. You Don't Know What Love Is
3:52 $0.99
13. Walking My Troubles Away
2:24 $0.99
14. Blue
4:51 $0.99
15. Ain't Misbehavin'
2:24 $0.99
16. Marie
3:13 $0.99
17. Vatican Rag
1:48 $0.99
18. Speaking With The Angel
3:21 $0.99
19. Lonely At The Top
2:42 $0.99
20. Making Whoopee
3:07 $0.99
21. Don't Let Us Get Sick
3:35 $0.99
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Album Notes
Cover Art is a collection of 21 songs lovingly arranged and performed with warm intimate vocals supported by dynamic acoustic guitar. It presents a generous assortment of songs cherry picked from the greats: Warren Zevon, Bob Dylan, Fats Waller, Randy Newman, Lucinda Williams,
Michael Peter Smith, Ron Sexsmith, Jennifer Warnes, Anna McGarrigle, Blind Boy Fuller, and others. Styles encompass Jazz, Blues, Swing, Folk, and Pop.

Michael Derning has been playing guitar and singing since his late teens. He remains fascinated by the range and synergy of acoustic guitar and voice.

Mia Arends grew up singing, harmonizing, and playing various instruments. Harmony and art are her passions. Her original work forms the visual component of Cover Art.



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Xavier P. for RadioIndy

Excellent acoustic versions of great cover songs!
“Cover Art” by Michael Derning and Mia Arends is accurately described by its title: a beautiful, artistic collection of covers from Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, and many other timeless music icons! Encompassing a large array of styles including jazz, blues, folk, and pop, “Cover Art” is pleasantly diverse. Every song on this CD illuminates a deep sense of purity, using the unbeatable pair of graceful acoustic guitars and passionate vocals. “Dead Egyptian Blues” best demonstrates Michael and Mia’s vocal chemistry with their stunning, seamless harmonies. Moreover, “Vampire” shows off the skillful instrumentation present on this CD. Furthermore, the production of “Cover Art” is up to par and allows these charming tunes to connect with listeners on a very intimate level. Fans of acoustic songs and timeless classics will find themselves uncontrollably indulging in this addictive collection of “Cover Art.”

Tom Young

A wonderful collection of songs skillfully sung and played.
Michael and Mia have included some truly great songs on this CD, both musically and lyrically. Of course the songs are only as good as the interpretations allow. These two firmly plant their artistic feet on each track and the result is a fine collection of stylistic heartbreakers and catchy mirth-makers. Buy it. You WON'T be sorry!

Andre Fortin

This is music worth listening to!
Cover Art by Michael Derning and Mia Arends features a truly wonderful selection of tunes, one after the other, played and sung so beautifully, that it's hard not to keep listening over and over again! It's that good. The arrangements in Cover Art draw inspiration from a great blend of folk, blues and jazz music across many generations, but is tastefully presented in a totally modern and cooly original fashion by the artists. Tunes like "Lights of Lousianne", "Blue" and "Speaking With The Angel" remind me of how great music can transcend all genres. Very highly recommended! You will love this CD.

Mark Thomson

A Wonderful Aural Experience
A CD brimming with wonderful songs, tastefully and artfully arranged, and sprinkled with a smile.

From ballads to rags and manys points in between, the selections take you on a journey through the myriad facets of great American songwriting, bound together by some wonderful and consistent performances from the artists.

Highly recommended!!!!