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Michael Hearne & Shake Russell | Only as Strong as Your Dreams

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Only as Strong as Your Dreams

by Michael Hearne & Shake Russell

This first release by this powerhouse duo manages to surpass the high expectations generated by their successful individual careers and extensive recorded catalog, providing a journey from deep dreams to happy times in the sunlight.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. I Got News for You
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2. I Heart Texas
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3. Only as Strong as Your Dreams
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4. The Girl Just Loves to Dance
Michael Hearne & Shake Russell
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5. Loser's Gumbo
Michael Hearne & Shake Russell
4:34 $0.99
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6. Irish Prayer
Michael Hearne & Shake Russell
4:47 $0.99
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7. You Make the Blues Feel Like a Sunny Day
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8. This Is What Happy Is
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3:14 $0.99
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9. The Angel's Share
Michael Hearne & Shake Russell
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10. So Late so Soon
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11. Ballad of the Snow Leopard and the Tanqueray Cowboy
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Michael and Shake have been songwriting partners, friends and collaborators for many years, but it wasn't until Hearne moved back to his native state of Texas, after living a few decades in Taos, New Mexico and a couple years in Nashville, that the two of them began performing regularly together.

Since then every audience they play for asks for a recording that they've done together - and so now here it is! The collection features mostly songs co-written by Shake and Michael, with a few other friends and co-writers thrown in, as in the title cut, written by poet Charles John Quarto and Shake.

This is a collection that lives up to what you expect from combining two lifetimes of singing, playing, and songwriting - deep, varied, bright and dark, hot and cool.There are stellar contributions from both Michael and Shake, but combining all the varied elements they both bring is what truly creates the magic, together with the lovingly crafted arrangements featuring co-producer Don Richmond, as well as long-time collaborators Carmen Acciaioli, Jimmy Stadler, and Mike Roberts.

Both Hearne and Russell play music in a style that is hard to categorize, but one that their label Howlin' Dog Records calls "Southwestern Americana" - a sound of wide open vistas, big blue sky, high mountains, and deep canyons, with folk, country and rock sensitivities, and stories of real people finding their way through their lives.

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