Tammy Rochelle’s 5th project, “Liberty Spoke To Me,” is a break through album for her. “This is the first time I feel like my music was understood by the musicians in the studio.” It is difficult for an artist to put into words the music that is so intimately internal. On the album you will hear Tommy Harden (drums, Reba M.), David LaBruyere (bass, John M.), Derek Wells (electric guitar, Sara E.), and Ben Shive (keys, Dave Barnes). These seasoned musicians were able to bring her soul’s melody out into the open.
Tammy feels that there is a time to rely on the free collaboration of friends and there is a time to financially invest in what you believe in. “I couldn’t have done the album without producer Seth Jones,” Tammy shares as she expresses that producers who understand and share the vision of an artist are the key to an honest album. She is proud of their collaboration and can’t wait to share it with everyone.
Her style is rooted in the poets of the 60’s and 70’s with Paul Simon being at the top of the list. Simon once said, “Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.” Tammy Rochelle has definitely embraced this philosophy. She strives to keep her music authentic and straight from the heart. She has found freedom in white-lined paper as she unlocks emotions and experiences through songwriting. Her folk-rock lyrical style expresses an honesty that rings true with the listener.
Most of her exposure has been outside the proverbial walls of Music City. That’s what makes a Nashville-based CD release party beautiful. Her style and sound has evolved, strengthened and grown into a project that she can’t wait to share with this town. The release party is Saturday, July 31 from 6:30-8:30 at The Listening Room Cafe (RSVP). It is a red carpet, cocktail attire event worth bringing a friend to. By the time the night is over, you are going to wish you paid more than the $5 cover to experience Tammy Rochelle.
If there is one thing you should learn from Tammy it is this – you have to love what you do to follow through with it. You can’t lose sight of the passion and the purpose inherent to any soul. Comparing yourself to the abilities and accomplishments of others will break your stride and leave you bitterly nowhere. This album is living proof that Tammy Rochelle isn’t going to be done with singing, songwriting, or dreaming any time soon.