I AM THE HERO is Shirley Eikhard's 20th record of new performances and all songs were written and performed solely by her in her home studio.
From pop to jazz to reggae, Shirley's influences are on full display here....she even includes two instrumentals, JO JO and CARMEN'S REVENGE. Beginning in her teens, she was a huge fan of such fine instrumentalists as Hubert Laws, Chet Baker and Paul Desmond, and her improvisational skills highlight just how much she learned from listening to these great artists.
The cover paintings for the CD were both created by Shirley. As a child, she loved drawing and working with oils. A life in art was her first choice as a future career until music took over her interests at the early age of 11, but she never lost her passion for the visual arts and is still painting and drawing today and several of her previous CDs have also showcased her painting and drawing talents.
I AM THE HERO was mixed and mastered by George Seara, who is fast becoming one of Canada's most sought after engineers, now working with such internationally renowned artists as Shawn Mendes, Chantal Kreviazuk and Johnny Reid. This is Shirley's eighth project with George in ten years.
We hope you enjoy I AM THE HERO....another in the long tradition of great music coming from one of Canada's finest and consistently compelling singer-songwriters.
Release Date: November 18, 2016 (all retail and digital websites, including iTunes and Amazon)