Dana Countryman's "Girlville!"

Songwriter-Producer Dana Countryman has written and recorded three albums of his particular brand of "retro-pop" over the past three years, but his "Girlville" album is a little different. Having studied the work of the classic Brill Building songwriters, he decided to challenge himself to write brand new songs that sound like they would have fit in with the "girl group" hits of the early '60s. With the help of two collaborators, Frank M. Young, and Frank Buttgereit, Countryman wrote 19 songs from the point of view of a 16-year old girl, living back in the early '60s.

The job of bringing the songs of "Girlville" to life, went to carefully selected female lead vocalists including Lisa Mychols, Molly Felder, Kathy Hettel, Tricia Countryman, Julie Johnson Sand, Andrea Perrey, Kelly Harland and Lisa Jenio. As on his previous albums, Countryman plays most of the instruments himself, but he also calls in his favorite instrumental soloists, which for this album include Klaatu's Dee Long on lead guitar.

Listeners can expect the new tunes to remind them of artists such as Leslie Gore, The Crystals, The Ronettes, The Cookies, Shelly Fabares, and The Angels, to name just a handful.

Alan Haber of Pure Pop Radio says, "Dana Countryman's 'Girlville' is one of the freshest, most absorbing, fun albums I've heard in a very long time! I think more than a few feet will be tapping to these great songs. This is quite simply a fantastic album!"