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Bennett Brier announces the release of his second CD, Scorpio and Me, available on CD and via digital downloads, on September 21, 2010.  All songs are written or co-written by Bennett Brier, including 14 original Modern Folk songs reflecting his folk and rock influences.  Bennett has composed music for over 30 years and has written over 150 songs to date. He is a member of BMI®, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) ®, and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc.

Scorpio and Me was recorded and mixed at E.A.R. (East Austin Recording) Studios by James Stevens, assisted by Kyle Ratcliff, in Austin, Texas, during the summer of 2010. James Stevens and Stephen Doster co-own E.A.R., which was started in 2007.  At E.A.R., they have produced releases by many musicians including Seth Walker, Carolyn Wonderland, Uncle Lucius, Midnight Towers, Betty Soo, and James Hyland.

Jay Sims produced this CD. Jay has produced many other musicians including his own two studio albums under his own Willing Records label - So Help Me (2000) and Half Souls and Heals (2008).  

Scorpio and Me was mastered by Nick Landis at Terra Nova Digital Audio, in Austin, Texas.  Many CDs and DVDs mastered at Terra Nova have received Gold or been Grammy-nominated, including releases by Marcia Ball, Santiago Jiminez, Jr., Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, Lynrard Skynard, Eric Johnson, and Waylon Jennings.  

Matt Eskey of Any and All Media, Austin, Texas, provided the CD manufacturing and replication service and assisted with graphic design.  His clients include Asleep At The Wheel, Grupo Fantasma, Rosie Flores, Kinky Friedman, Sunny Sweeney, Jon Dee Graham, Vince Bell, and Band of Heathens.  Matt also started and runs Freedom Records. Recent Freedom Records releases include CDs by Jon Dee Graham, Claire Small, Scrappy Jud Newcombe, and The Resentments.