Dolores Dagenais

Dolores Dagenais

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Dolores just released her latest cd "BIG GIRL ART" under newly reopened Blue Newt Music label. A tasty 13 song offering covers the gamit from country to jazz and back again. Produced by David Partridge (Postcard Comets) it's and eclectic blend of catchy melodies an unforgetable lyrics.

Biography

Dolores is just finished releasing her fifth album "Big Girl Art" an eclectic blend of folk, county, pop and jazz sounds. Brilliantly produced by David Partridge (Postcard Comets) and featuring the talents of Robert "Buck" Wilburn on lead and steel guitars. A guest appearance by Larry Rice enriches the track "Daisy on the Roof" with hot fiddle licks. that are sure to get the toes tapping. The songs are signature pieces in Dolores' repertoire. From the funny to the sentimental, irreverent to the down right obscene, this is some of her best writing to date. The album and subsequent tour is slated for the spring and summer of 2010.

Record Label : Blue Newt Music (Nova Scotia)

Publisher : Sugar Moon Music Inc. (Toronto)

Lyrics

WHEN I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO SING

Written By: copyright D.Dagenais October 30, 2009


I never knew you
but I knew you well
from a song on the radio
a night hot as hell
I laid on my bed
my feet on the wall
head to the speaker
with your voice
in my heart
both broken in some part
your words
in my soul
when I didn't know how to sing

You never knew me
but you knew me best
stole all your best lines
out of my chest
while I was dancing
with a shadow I knew
that had no face
but it was you
in my arms when
my arms
were empty
comfort and kindness
when I didn't know how to sing

(years can change your memory)
years can change a lot of things
memories among them
(innocence can fade)
and innocence and belief
can be wrung from them
(but I remember always...)
but I remember you and me
the summer I was 13
and your song
in my mind
and my mind was open
your voice
in my heart
before it was broken
your soul
in my soul
when I didn't know how to sing

and I never knew you
but I knew you well....

copyright D.Dagenais October 30, 2009

WEEPING TILES

Written By: copyright D. Dagenais July 6, 2009


Flies in the sugar bowl, bees in the jam
Screen door hanging by a hinge
And the pipes are full of sand

But there’s a light on in the kitchen
There’s a coffee and a nook
With a chair to rest your bones in
For your hat there is a hook

Home is where the heart resides
It’s not the roof it’s not the size
not the windows not the doors
not the ceilings not the floor
it’s the weeping tiles

hole in the window where the rain comes in
and all the walls still groan in the wind

but it’s dry down in the basement
and it’s warm on every floor
and nothing’s moving this foundation
the rest is nothing less or more

Home is where the heart resides
It’s not the roof it’s not the size
not the windows not the doors
not the ceilings not the floor
it’s the weeping tiles

and there’s no crack in this concrete
and the cellar doesn’t leak
so all those rains will move around us
directed by the pipes and
the weeping tiles

Home is where the heart resides
It’s not the roof it’s not the size
not the windows not the doors
not the ceilings not the floor

it’s the weeping tiles
Home is where the heart resides

Discography

"Big Girl Art" Release dated May 1, 2010

"Cat Glasses" 2007 (online album)
“Songs for the Moon” 2005
“The Original Fool” 2005
“Mona Lisa’s Secret” 2003
“Words of Warmth” 2004 (Christmas Charity CD)
"Cat Glasses" 2007 (in process)

Set List

Dolores’ current set lists include over 30 original songs which range from straight folk to country into jazz influences and back again.

♫Dolores also includes a range of uniquely performed cover songs from well known artists like Fleetwood Mac, John Prine, Tracy Chapman, and Lucinda Williams to name a few. She maintains a regularly rehearsed complement of 20 to 30 cover songs in her repertoire.