Written around the experience of losing her father, Season of Stone is a 6-song EP that depicts Deborah’s mourning process through strange dreams, spiritual journeys and tales of city life. The work combines the quality of a studio album with the intimacy of a live performance.
Deborah recorded the songs just after her father passed away, and arranged them the way he would have preferred: vocals, guitar and violin. In this pure and simple arrangement, Deborah’s voice is raw and immediate, and you can at times hear grief in the vocals. Charlie Rauh’s guitar shines on these songs, combining a purist's ear and a penchant for sacred music, with the gravel and sophistication of a musician that’s carved a niche for himself in New York City. Nathalie Bonin’s experience in music for film and TV comes through in her atmospheric violin, and lends the songs an appealing, soundtrack quality. Each song was recorded in one take at Rift Studios in Brooklyn, with the exception Searching for the Light, which was co-written by Deborah's friend and musical collaborator Sari Dajani in Montreal, and featured on the soundtrack of Quebec's leading drama, "La Galere."
The album is Dedicated to Deborah's father, Jean Louis.
(You can read Deborah's personal note on the album, and losing her father, here: www.deborahcher.com/a-personal-note