John Lefebvre - Psalngs

John Lefebvre - Psalngs

December 15, 2008 10:00 ET

SOCIAL MEDIA: Songwriter John Lefebvre Releases His First CD "Psalngs"

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2008) -

Editors Note: A photo and video are included with this press release.

"Every time you sing your song, it unburdens you a little bit more. You get to spend your whole life screaming your truth. It doesn't matter if no one asked you the question, you still get to answer." John Lefebvre, 2008

You might say that songwriter John Lefebvre spent his entire life getting ready to write songs authentic enough to nest on his first album, Psalngs. After all, the native Calgarian sang in the choir, did teenage time in a federal prison for selling acid to an undercover cop, drove a taxi, finished law school, busked at transit stations and made a bit of visionary cash with an online money transfer system that online gamblers loved. Lefebvre's experiences are so colourful they make a kaleidoscope look bland. But the songwriter's brand of gutsy, stick-in-the-cortex, hum-as-you-waken songs aren't about experiences; they're about truths. Had he lived a less remarkable life, Lefebvre would have still created brain-tooled tunes that stalk and rattle the shadows of the soul.

That's because in his songs, feeling is supreme. "They are songs that speak from my heart, and they do so candidly, truthfully and completely," Lefebvre reflects of Psalngs' 29 songs. "There is nothing in any of them that is contrived. I would scratch out a lyric if it was something I don't feel or think. If it was just sort of clever, it was gone. Clever wasn't good enough."

While clever did not make the grade, the songs did. Famed producer Brian Ahern (Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash) was impressed enough to summon a team of the world's most seasoned session musicians, including legendary drummer Jim Keltner, who worked with John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, and Gillian Welch, Bob Dylan's one-time keyboardist Al Kooper and multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz, who played with everyone from The Smashing Pumpkins to Wilco. They assembled with several other noted musicians at Studio D of the fame-kissed Village Recorder in Santa Monica in June and October of 2007.

"These guys were actually digging the music and fighting for my songs. Putting everything they had into doing my songs," Lefebvre says, still moved by the experience. The result of the sessions, and of Lefebvre's kaleidoscope life, is the double disc, Psalngs, released today in North America.

To listen to Psalngs visit www.psalngs.com.

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