About the Book
Song lyrics to Deborah Crooks' three full-length CDs Adding Water to the Ashes, 2010 and Little Bird. www.deborahcrooks.com
"For almost twenty years the term Americana has been thrown around by music journalists to describe a folkier brand of rock with slight blues and country elements. It is the very term used to describe the music of DEBORAH CROOKS but her newest album Little Bird is so much more than that. With her latest album, the listener is treated to the work of an artist with a wide palette of sounds at her disposal from straight ahead rock n roll to blues and from country to reggae. And lets not overlook those insightful lyrics of hers on such tracks as the bluesy title track, the pleasantly grooving Bittersweet Valentine and the spirited rocker Looking Down the Road. In short, Little Bird is not an album that can be defined by one sound or label. It is quite simply smart and engaging music." — RockWired Magazine
"For anyone currently tired of being pummeled by music and artists always feeling the need to prove something, Deborah Crooks, wants to share a story, and you know she’s a good listener. She’s not the sort to check her phone while you explain your day, or be dismissive of life’s minor tragedies. No, because she’d rather write about the equally small triumphs which make life feel wondrous and worthwhile." — J Rivera, Indie Music
Deborah is a dedicated creative with extensive writing, publishing, and performance credits. Her many print and web credits include Yoga Journal, Veg News, "The Thinking Girl's Guide to Enlightenment", AOL's Digital City and The Sun, while her music has aired on a host of radios, and been included on compilation CDs. As a regularly gigging performer, she's recorded three full-length CDs of original music which has drawn comparison to Chrissie Hynde, The Cowboy Junkies and Lucinda Williams.