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Emy Phelps releases debut album

On Oct. 18, local Ashland resident Emy Phelps will release her debut CD "As It Should Be," on Sweet Mercy Records.

Phelps was raised in Ashland. As a singer and guitarist she has performed throughout the Northwest for many years. She has performed at Winter Grass Blue Grass Festival, The North by Northwest Singer-Songwriter Festival and The New American Music Festival and has shared the stage with The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Willis Alan Ramsey and Duke McVinnie.

Phelps was a founding member of the local Ashland Oregon band, Borderline with Bob Evoniuk, another Ashland musician who is currently a member of Siskyou Summit.

She has been compared to artists Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch, and Emmylou Harris for her American Roots eclectic style of song writing and vocal qualities.

Her new album, "As It Should Be," produced by Bob DiChiro, is a musical journey of 10 new original songs in the American Roots tradition, showcasing her talents as a song writer and performer.

The album features performances by musicians from the Pacific Northwest and West Coast, including local musicians Joe Diehl, Sam Cuenca, Jacob Phelps Ransom, Alice DiMicele, Terry Longshore, Fred Epping, Pat O'Scannel, Laura Zaerr, Tashina and Tristan Clarridge, Bob Evoniuk, Glenn Freese, Kenny DeLuz, Dave Norman, Bruce Sweetman, Mike Fitch and Mark Kailana Nelson.

"As it Should Be" is available at cdbaby.com.