Voice and Guitar

by James Hurley

Released 2014
James Hurley Music
Released 2014
James Hurley Music
Sophisticated songwriting, presented in the most elemental manner; one voice, one guitar.
  • 02:13 Download When You Fall
  • 02:17 Got to Thinkin'
  • 03:39 Mountain
  • 02:59 Sugar
  • 03:31 Whisper
  • 03:40 This Is the Life
  • 02:45 Night Into Day
  • 02:59 Story Lyrics I'm With You

    I’m with you

    copyright 2014 T. James Hurley

    Baby, the long week is over, Friday night comin’ ‘round.

    It’s high time to play, what do you say we step out and paint the town?

    Maybe we’ll take in a movie, go where the jazz is cool,

    Head for the city and kick up our heels and act like a couple of fools.

    Whatever you’d like to do, I’d like too, you suit me to a “T”,

    I’m with you.


    Maybe a little fine dining, I’ll come around about eight.

    You take your time getting ready; we’ll be fashionably late.

    No need to make reservations, the Maître ‘D knows our names.

    “Glad you could make it, your table is waiting, allow me to pour the Champagne”.

    And as you go walking by, every guy will catch my eye and know that I’m with you.


    Now and then, I wonder if it’s not a little wrong, to feel so good the way I do.

    When I see some other fella look at you too long and then you turn to me and

    show that guy that… I’m the one with you.


    Now that the evening is over… and Oh! What an evening it’s been…

    Laughing and dancing and dining the kind of a night that you hope never ends.

    This little moment of magic, the end of a perfect day.

    And you’ve never looked more beautiful, but you take my breath away.

    When you lean close to me and quietly say, “Why don’t we slip away?’’

    Well, I'm with you, yeah, I’m with you.


    Whatever you’d like to do, I’d like too, you suit me to a “T”,

    I’m with you.

  • 04:03 Walk Away
  • 02:51 Goodbye Rain
  • 03:27 The Road You're Taking
  • 02:01 The Dream Is You
The clean simplicity of the cover of "Voice and Guitar" speaks to the elegant approach taken in presenting the musical contents. Unadorned and direct, allowing the songs to stand on their own merit without distraction. Recorded and produced by James Hurley, mixed by Michael James (New Radicals, Robben Ford, A.J. Croce) and Matt Forger (Michael Jackson, Simon Lynge), and mastered by David Donnelly (Aerosmith, Nelly Furtado, Journey), this is an album that celebrates the essence of the song.

Includes three songs from past albums as well as material written expressly with this recording in mind. Of the songs from prior albums, two; "Mountain" and "Walk Away", were originally recorded in a fully-produced band context, the third, "Whisper", in a fairly stripped down manner. But all three have evolved as solo arrangements through years of performance. So they, along with every other song on this album, are presented in exactly the same intimate manner audiences hear them at shows; nothing but Voice & Guitar.