Austin’s singer/songwriter Cheryl Murdock will launch her new CD, Late Bloomer, next month at One-2-One bar in South Austin. Murdock used her award-winning songwriting skills and drew off her personal experiences for the songs, to make Late Bloomer a dynamic collection of 11 Americana hits that are bound to be popular for country, eclectic, rock, and pop fans alike. She collaborated with Kevin McKinney, the Texas Hall of Famer and Austin music icon formerly of SoulHat, in the recording and production of the CD. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the CD launch event on Saturday, June 8th at 7:30 p.m. at One-2-One bar located at 1509 South Lamar. Her luscious voice and emotional lyrics evoke a passion that the artist reveals as she performs in front of the audience, all with a soul-stirring vibe that appeals across a variety genres and age groups.
This marks the second solo CD that Murdock has released the first was Starting Fires in 2004. Over the years, Murdock has won awards for her songwriting skills from the Austin Songwriters Group and the CMT/NSAI Song Contest, as she collaborated with fellow songwriter Slade Crabtree.
Murdock commented on where she gets her inspiration for her lyrics with, “I start with personal experiences and situations, then add in some creative spin, but most of my songs are reflective of relationships or situations I’ve been in or observed in those close to me. I really feel writing is healing and I’ve always wanted to connect with people through my music and be able to convey the emotions I’ve felt that they could relate to, or had not found the words to express. Mutual healing and connection have always been my goal as a songwriter. Music and lyrics give a voice to our emotions and can help pull out the thorns left behind or inspire us to keep going despite past hurts”.
The new Late Bloomer CD was produced and recorded by Kevin McKinney, and mixed and mastered by Mark Hallman. Most of the songs are written by Murdock, but she collaborated with Grammy nominated Eric Paslay for Dog House Flowers, Fall for Me, Silence, and Sweet Addiction. Recklessly was also co-written with Angela Hurt.
Murdock has a special style with a powerful velvety voice that can blast the tunes in a soft yet soul- shaking beat that keeps the crowd wanting to hear more.