Wrong Girl

 

… stories and daydreams about love lost, found and not returned. 

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REVIEWS:

These songs remind some of Iris Dement but I also hear the early gospel of Wanda Jackson and the country sounds of Loretta Lynn.
Craig Bonnell
songs:illinois

“It’s fabulous! Witty, intelligent songwriting, with a voice to match. Fans of Norah Jones should go crazy over this one. “Wrong Girl” will be THE debut of 2007!”
Mark Taylor
FAR Reporter, Roots/ WVUD

It’s the achy twang in Jaimi Shuey’s inviting voice that immediately captures your attention.  You feel her yearning for love in “How Long”, sympathize with her hurt in “The Wrong Girl”, and share her sense of adventure in “Wild Things”.

That strong opening trio invites comparisons to a young Lucinda Williams.  But just when you think Shuey is headed off down gravel roads, she shifts gears with the stylish, jazz flavored “Ouija”, a tune reminiscent of another southern California chanteuse, Eleni Mandell.

The latter half of her ten track debut swings confidently between dusty honky-tonk and more sophisticated lounge.  On “Country Girl” and “Jerkwatertown”, she offers evocative portraits of small town girls, while “A Bite” is a fun, food-equals-sex ditty about “a hungry girl.”

A memorable debut, Wrong Girl proves Shuey has the right stuff.

Michael Berick – No Depression

… as you well know, we all get cds from friends etc. asking for help or worse! , opinions that an honest guy just should ignore in the interests of friendship! So, in Jaimi’s case, I feel especially obligated to thank you and Jaimi for giving me a shot @ mastering this terrific collection of songs and performances.
it’s really a great piece of work… and the songs and chops to back it up.

John Nowland
Broken Arrow Ranch

INGREDIENTS:
Jaimi Shuey – vocal and acoustic guitar
Don Heffington – drums and harmonica
John McDuffie – electric guitar and pedal steel guitar
Mike Baker – Fender bass guitar
Kip Boardman- piano & Wurlitzer electric piano
Danny McGough – Hammond, Vox & Pump Organs, Chamberlain

produced by
Charlie McGovern

all songs written by Jaimi Shuey

About Jaimi’s Record
Charlie McGovern
November 9, 2006 10 pm
North Hollywood

All my broken hearts are laid down on this pillow for me to look at, like pieces of antique jewelry cracked in half. You can look down at stare at them and see how they might fit back together but they never will. Some medallions of valor. That’s how “Oblivion” sounds to me. Or when Kip Boardman hits the first chord on his Wurlitzer in “Emanuel”.

I was warned if I ever brought another chick singer through the doors here at big Ol’ Studio the locks might get changed. (We had some problems in the past) So when nobody was around I started sneaking in a 5 foot 3 inch blonde, next thing you know I was making a record with Jaimi Shuey.

It was Mike Baker’s initial idea for Jaimi to approach me about producing a record, and I am forever grateful to Mike.

We put together 6 foot 2 Don Heffington on drums and 6 foot 4 Mike Baker on bass and started recording.

Don Heffington’s father had just passed away about a week before we cut these tracks and Don seemed to be floating through the sessions. These are some of my favorite drum tracks I’ve ever heard.

We keep the recording real stripped down. There’s no layered guitars, no backing vocals just Jaimi fronting a tough band. John McDuffie put down all his Electric and Steel guitar parts in one or two takes along with Kip Boardman adding a touch of class with his piano playing. We spent a day with Danny McGough at Evelyn Martin Recorders and cut a beautiful version of Jaimi’s song ‘Oblivion’ live, just Jaimi and Danny.

If prompted Jaimi can cuss with the worst of us, and can drink a Coors Light or six (plus tax).

We finished the record off by having the extremely talented ears of John Nowland mastering the record at Neil Young’s Broken Arrow Ranch. Thank you John.