A seasoned singer/songwriter, Hennessey imbues her craftily structured songs with a husky vocal resonance and some deluxe backup by deft players. “Every Song Is You” is our favorite, a tune whose theme is music’s power to evoke and to transport. Suffused with organ, backup singers and a neat, nimble guitar solo, this midtempo song is catchy and satisfying. Less so is the flamenco-flavored “Whiskey Charm” and the piano-laced ballad, “Let Me Go.” What hampers our enjoyment of both is the artist’s efforts to sing with technical perfection, when what’s needed is less showy vibrato and more genuine soul. Nevertheless, Hennessey is an experienced hand who can certainly deliver a polished product.
Debbie Hennessy - "Whiskey Charm"