Seen Enough Leavers is the third record from East Nashville songwriter, Meghan Hayes. Coming on the heels of a divorce from a 20-year marriage, the songs have strong elements of pain and loss, as one might expect. Perhaps less expected are the threads of hope that also permeate the album. Coping and moving forward are themes that pushed Hayes not only in life but in the writing and recording of the record. Sonically diverse and lyrically driven, Seen Enough Leavers showcases Hayes’s many strengths. Sometimes folky, sometimes reaching to the realms of pop and rock but always grounded in the art of songwriting itself, this album is by far Hayes’s most ambitious recording to date. Knowing she had a special batch of songs, Hayes reached out her community and invited some heavyweight guest musicians into the studio to flesh out the sound. Those guests include Audley Freed, Mando Saenz, Derry DeBorja and many more. In addition, Dex Green produced and Joe Costa engineered the album. The result is a stunning look and listen into the mind of one of the most promising songwriters working today. 

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1. Georgette (3:48)
Meghan Hayes – vocals
Audley Freed – electric guitar
Goffrey Moore – acoustic guitar
Thayer Sarrano – pedal steel
Dex Green – bass
Tommi Rautiainen – drums

2. Seen Enough Leavers (3:19) NOTE:  FCC Warning
Meghan Hayes – vocals, acoustic guitar
Audley Freed—12-string acoustic guitar
Goffrey Moore – acoustic guitar
Thayer Sarrano – piano
Dex Green – bass, mellotron, Solina String Ensemble
Tommi Rautiainen – drums

3. This Summer’s Sleeper (2:42)
Meghan Hayes – vocals
Audley Freed – electric guitar
Goffrey Moore – acoustic guitar
Dex Green – bass, piano
Tommi Rautiainen – drums
Jamie Rubin – electric guitar

4. Burley (4:28)
Meghan Hayes – vocals
Audley Freed – electric guitar
Goffrey Moore – acoustic guitar
Thayer Sarrano – pedal steel
Dex Green – bass, piano, vocals
Tommi Rautiainen – drums

5. Potholes (4:32)
Meghan Hayes – vocals, acoustic guitar
Audley Freed— electric guitar
Goffrey Moore – acoustic guitar
Dex Green – bass, Wurlitzer, piano, vocals
Tommi Rautiainen – drums

6. Cora (4:12)
Meghan Hayes – vocals
Audley Freed – electric guitar
Goffrey Moore – acoustic guitar
Dex Green – bass, piano
Tommi Rautiainen – drums

7. A Birthday in the Pawnshop (Morristown) (4:56) NOTE:  FCC Warning
Meghan Hayes – vocals
Audley Freed – electric guitar
Goffrey Moore – acoustic guitar
Dex Green – bass, vocals
Tommi Rautiainen – drums

8. Second to Last Stand (2:44)
Meghan Hayes – vocals
Audley Freed – electric guitar
Goffrey Moore – acoustic guitar
Dex Green – bass electric 12-string guitar, B3
Tommi Rautiainen – drums
Derry DeBorja – mellotron

9. Next Time Around (4:59) NOTE: FCC Warning
Meghan Hayes – vocals
Audley Freed – electric guitar
Goffrey Moore – acoustic guitar
Dex Green – bass, piano
Tommi Rautiainen – drums
Mando Saenz – vocals

10. Story of My Life (3:11)
Meghan Hayes – vocals, acoustic guitar
Derry DeBorja– accordion

 

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