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"Poison Tide"

©2016 Nicole Dillenberg All rights reserved.

Produced by Nicole Dillenberg and Aaron Dauber - 
Mixed by Aaron Dauber - 
Recorded at Franklin Street Studio; Monterey, California - 
The Ballad of Horseface; recorded live and engineered by Dan Frechette - 
Guitars on Welcome To Thirteen; The Ballad of Horseface: Dan Frechette - 
Bass on The Ballad of Horseface: Rick Chelew 
- B.g. vocals on Stepmom: Kristen Gradwohl (courtesy of Valley Soul) - 
B.g. vocals on The Ballad of Horseface: Kiki Wow - 
B.g. vocals on Three Roses: Sean Curtis; Kristina Jacobsen 

All compositions - Nicole Dillenberg (ASCAP) except for: 
Three Roses by Nicole Dillenberg & Kristina Jacobsen (BMI) - 
photography: Michelle Magdalena

Produced by Richard Barron, Eli Brueggemann and Nicole Dillenberg
  Arranged by Eli Brueggemann
  Piano, organ, celeste, synthesizers: Eli Brueggemann
 Bass: Dan Lutz
 Drums/Percussion on “Saturday Night”, “Dirty Work”,
 “You Can Close Your Eyes” & “The Heart of The Matter”: Ray Brinker 
Drums/Percussion on all other tracks:  Charlie Paxson
 Guitars: James Harrah
Saxophone: Louis Taylor
 Cello pad: Richard Barron 
Harmony vocal on “The Heart of the Matter” & “Dirty Work”: Makeda
 Harmony vocal on “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” & “Let Me Down Easy”: Eli Brueggemann
Recorded at Sonora Recorders in Los Feliz, California, and at Swing House, in Hollywood
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Richard Barron  

©2009 Nicole Dillenberg

Produced by Richard Barron, Eli Brueggemann and Nicole Dillenberg
 Arranged by Eli Brueggemann
 Piano, organ, celeste, synthesizers: Eli Brueggemann
 Bass: Dan Lutz
 Drums/Percussion on “Saturday Night”, “Dirty Work”,
 “You Can Close Your Eyes” & “The Heart of The Matter”: Ray Brinker 
Drums/Percussion on all other tracks: Charlie Paxson
 Guitars: James Harrah
Saxophone: Louis Taylor
 Cello pad: Richard Barron 
Harmony vocal on “The Heart of the Matter” & “Dirty Work”: Makeda
 Harmony vocal on “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” & “Let Me Down Easy”: Eli Brueggemann Recorded at Sonora Recorders in Los Feliz, California, and at Swing House, in Hollywood
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Richard Barron

©2009 Nicole Dillenberg

"Heart of the Matter" - Radio Airplay: 
Jazz Spaces 
94.1 FM Radio 2
 Skopje, Macedonia
Producer  &  Host: Vasja Ivanovski
 
Musically, "Helen Keller" was inspired by Jimmy Van Heusen's work with Eddie DeLange. Bill Cunliffe, who arranged my first CD, had just won a Grammy, and he did an interview where he talked about taking musical forms, flipping them upside down, re-writing them backwards, etc. That was so gratifying! I thought, well if Bill can do it, so can I. There's some Blossom Dearie in there, too. So I wrote a ballad, and "Helen Keller" at the same time - from the same musical progression. The ballad came easily, but I worked on "Helen" on and off for four years. It is the most complex piece I've ever done. I wrote the instrumental riff directly into my chart - that's not an improv. Originally, I wanted Herb Albert-style trumpets, but it didn't work - the vibe was too harsh. My long-time engineer, Richard Barron, suggested flute. He played it himself. I feel the flute anchors the entire song.  To me, "Helen Keller" is about dignity and freedom. Just because a person has a broken heart doesn't mean they can't have some class. 

All songs written & arranged by Nicole Dillenberg
Produced by Richard Barron & Nicole Dillenberg
Recorded at the Sound Factory in Hollywood, California
Engineer: Richard Barron
Assistant: David Schwerkolt
Vocals: Nicole Dillenberg
Piano: John Boswell
Bass: Dan Lutz
Percussion: Ray Brinker
Guitar on Helen Keller: Andrew McNicholas
Flute on Helen Keller: Richard Barron
Photo of Nicole: Raquel Krell
Cover design: DeAnna Denis

© 2012 Nicole Dillenberg

Musically, "Helen Keller" was inspired by Jimmy Van Heusen's work with Eddie DeLange. Bill Cunliffe, who arranged my first CD, had just won a Grammy, and he did an interview where he talked about taking musical forms, flipping them upside down, re-writing them backwards, etc. That was so gratifying! I thought, well if Bill can do it, so can I. There's some Blossom Dearie in there, too. So I wrote a ballad, and "Helen Keller" at the same time - from the same musical progression. The ballad came easily, but I worked on "Helen" on and off for four years. It is the most complex piece I've ever done. I wrote the instrumental riff directly into my chart - that's not an improv. Originally, I wanted Herb Albert-style trumpets, but it didn't work - the vibe was too harsh. My long-time engineer, Richard Barron, suggested flute. He played it himself. I feel the flute anchors the entire song. To me, "Helen Keller" is about dignity and freedom. Just because a person has a broken heart doesn't mean they can't have some class.

All songs written & arranged by Nicole Dillenberg Produced by Richard Barron & Nicole Dillenberg Recorded at the Sound Factory in Hollywood, California Engineer: Richard Barron Assistant: David Schwerkolt Vocals: Nicole Dillenberg Piano: John Boswell Bass: Dan Lutz Percussion: Ray Brinker Guitar on Helen Keller: Andrew McNicholas Flute on Helen Keller: Richard Barron Photo of Nicole: Raquel Krell Cover design: DeAnna Denis

© 2012 Nicole Dillenberg

Awarded for the song, "Things" 2013

Awarded for the song, "Things" 2013

Produced by Richard Barron, Bill Cunliffe & Nicole Dillenberg
Mixed & Engineered by Richard Barron at Sonora Recorders, Los Angeles
Special vocal performance on True Love medley: Phil Crosby, Jr.
Piano and arrangements: Bill Cunliffe
Bass: Chris Colangelo
Drums: Joe La Barbera
Guitar: John Chiodini
Violins: Peter Kent, Erika Walczak, Cameron Patrick, Vladimir Polimatidi
Celli: Maurice Grants, Peggy Baldwin
Trumpet: Kye Palmer
Saxophone & Flute: Rob Lockart
Trombone: Charles Morillas
Mellotron: Richard Barron
Maracas: Chad Travis

©2005 Nicole Dillenberg

Produced by Richard Barron, Bill Cunliffe & Nicole Dillenberg Mixed & Engineered by Richard Barron at Sonora Recorders, Los Angeles Special vocal performance on True Love medley: Phil Crosby, Jr. Piano and arrangements: Bill Cunliffe Bass: Chris Colangelo Drums: Joe La Barbera Guitar: John Chiodini Violins: Peter Kent, Erika Walczak, Cameron Patrick, Vladimir Polimatidi Celli: Maurice Grants, Peggy Baldwin Trumpet: Kye Palmer Saxophone & Flute: Rob Lockart Trombone: Charles Morillas Mellotron: Richard Barron Maracas: Chad Travis

©2005 Nicole Dillenberg

"Just like Heaven" - Radio Airplay:
KBSW - Boise, Idaho State Radio 91.7 FM
KCCU - Oklahoma & Texas Public Radio, 89.3 & 102.3 FM
KCPI - Albert Lea, Minnesota Public Radio 94.9FM
KGLP - Gallup, New Mexico Public Radio 91.7
KSDS - San Diego Jazz 88.3 FM (The New Jazz Thing, with Vince Outlaw)
KCHO - Northstate Public Radio 91.7 FM (with Jim Andrews)
 
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("Lies For Christmas" was featured on the soundtrack of this film by Larry Brand)

("Lies For Christmas" was featured on the soundtrack of this film by Larry Brand)

Written and produced by Nicole Dillenberg
Performed by the Cement River Band
Vocals: Nick Roth, Nicole Dillenberg
Lead guitar, banjo: Geoff Brown
Bass: Jason Atkinson
Accordian: Michael Perry
Backing banjo, sleigh bells: Cynthia Perry
Backing Vocals: Geoff Brown, Cynthia Perry
Mixed and engineered by Jason Atkinson
Recorded at John Deaver Studios, North Hollywood, California
Cover design: Nick Roth

©2009 Nicole Dillenberg