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It has been four years since her last CD, and now comes the highly anticipated sophomore release from Connie Mims, entitled “Gettin’ There”, on Canela Records. Produced by Peter “Ren” Renfree, best known for his recent work with bands The Renfrees and 2-Bit Palomino, the twelve songs represent a body of work written both by Mims and with co-writers from Texas and Nashville. The songwriting reflects a culmination of experiences both on the road and at home, which, these days, splits between The Woodlands and Tyler, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee. In 2010, Mims and her husband lived in Nashville full time, where she forged successful co-writing relationships and frequently performed at famous Music City haunts like The Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner, and others. Looking back on that year, she recalls, “When my friends and family in Texas would ask me how it was going for me in Nashville, my typical response was “it’s gettin’ there”, as I was enjoying both the process of writing for Music Row, as well as when a good song would result from all the trials and tribulations that come with that territory. I learned a whole lot about myself and songwriting during that period. So, that led me to write the title cut for the record, which says that half the fun of getting somewhere or reaching a goal is actually the process itself.”
The recording features standout instrumental performances by some Texas legends, including Gene Elders (Ace in the Hole Band) on fiddle, Lloyd Maines (Joe Ely/Terri Hendrix) on dobro and pedal steel, Chris Gage (Albert & Gage/Jerry Jeff Walker) on keyboards, with veteran musician/producer Jack Saunders and rising star, Chad Ware, on electric guitar. Mims and Renfree provide the foundation with acoustic guitar and mandolin, and Rankin Peters and Steve Allison anchor the tracks with their solidified bass and drums signature rhythm section. Ren Renfree’s crisp acoustic-driven production style gives the listener a feel of a beautiful, sunny, breezy day in Texas,
"After a successful career with seventies phenoms Wheatfield and St. Elmo’s Fire, now comes the long-awaited solo project from Connie Mims. A respected icon in the Houston music scene, and a talented performer, Connie Mims brings her seasoned skills to GO DEEP, a ten-cut collection of her recognizable progressive style. Blending influences from folk, rock, pop, and country, Mims pens the majority of the album and delivers in memorable fashion. Connie Mims has been known for her chameleonic voice, but she stays true to her own sound on this recording, letting fans quite easily fall in love with her artistic side. This is the album Connie Mims has always wanted to make. It is an intimate visit between performer and listener and may quickly become your favorite album. It will certainly stay in this reviewer’s player for many more rounds. "
Connie Records and Tours with the band WHEATFIELD. for more information, please go to the WHEATFIELD website at www.wheatfieldband.com
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