Oklahoma husband and wife duo The Imaginaries’ Maggie McClure (piano, keyboard, vocals) and Shane Henry (guitar, vocals) released their debut album, The Imaginaries, March 26. It was produced by the duo and recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL, and features legendary “Swampers,” including bassist David Hood (Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Paul Simon), Little Richard guitarist Kelvin Holly, bassist Shonna Tucker, and keyboardist NC Thurman (Hank Williams Jr, Gregg Allman, Little Richard). They also flew in their drummer Rob Humphreys (Leonard Cohen, Jason Mraz) for the recording and worked with Chad Copelin (Sufjan Stevens, Christina Perri, Ben Rector) back in Oklahoma for keys and additional production as well as keyboardist Dan Walker (Heart).
They are having a free Album Release Show in Nashville next week to celebrate the debut album. More information on tickets below
November 9 @ The Basement @ 7:00pm
Free Album Release Show – Get Tickets Here
Songs include “Revival,” a spiritual swampy roots song about finding hope and salvation, received radio play at WMOT, WMHB, WXNZ, WTMD, WCBE, KAFM, WCLX, KSMF, WERU, KOSU, KKFI, WVIA, WMMT, KZUM, WVMO, KHNS, and more. American Songwriter says “’Revival’ is a song of strong compositional form, smart with word play and rhyme scheme, and built for an audience anxious for a good call-and-response or catchy refrain to (eventually) belt at a live show..” “It’s upbeat and bluesy with smart lyrics and smarter composition…there are shades of The Civil Wars, with perfectly matched harmonies and exquisite chemistry,” says Three Chords. The video / short film received a lot of attention on the film festival circuit with itsO Brother, Where Art Thou? meets Bonnie and Clyde theme. Watch it HERE.
The Imaginaries also released and premiered the video for “Blue Sky” with a special DittyTV interview and performance, watch it HERE, “Walking On A Wire,” with the stunning video shot in the dunes of Little Sahara State Park in Waynoka, OK and Gloss Mountain State Park in Fairview, OK, watch it HERE, and “Thinking ‘Bout You,” a sincere acoustic-driven song about missing someone you care about but don’t get to be with because of distance, watch the video HERE. They recently released “You Already Know” watch the video HERE, a tender song they wrote for each other and performed for the first time on their wedding day almost ten years ago. The song was featured in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie “Redemption In Cherry Springs” starring Rochelle Aytes, Keith Robinson, Frankie Faison.
They also just wrapped filming A Cowgirl’s Song, a country music driven feature film and fourth installment in the popular Cowgirls ‘N Angels series, starring the legendary Cheryl Ladd (Charlie’s Angels), Savannah Lee May (Julie And The Phantoms, The Secret Lives Of Cheerleaders) and Darci Lynne Farmer (America’s Got Talent season 12 winner), as well as The Imaginaries, who are co-producing, co-starring in, music supervising, scoring, and co-writing the soundtrack to the film. A release date for the film will be announced soon.
The Imaginaries are back for the second year in a row to partner with the Chickasha Economic Development Council with the release of their festive new original holiday song “Christmas Town” out now – Listen HERE. The song and upcoming video will help celebrate the Chickasha Festival Of Light, named by Forbes Magazine and USA Today as one of the best light displays in the United States. Click HERE to see a peak of the festivities including the iconic 40-foot giant leg lamp. “Christmas Town” was co-written by Grammy-award winning songwriter Jeff Silbar, who may be best known for writing Bette Midler’s classic “Wind Beneath My Wings,” along with Maggie McClure and Shane Henry. It was recorded at Cardinal Song in OKC and Windjammer Studios in Norman, OK. The cover art was designed by famed Disney animator James Lopez.