The Weepies Don't Get Sloppy

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A cooperative effort from two accomplished solo artists, the people behind the Weepies are Steve Tannen and Deb Talan. Steve is a New York native, while Deb hails from Boston. She gained national attention for her heartfelt song "Forgiven," used in the soundtrack of the film Lovely and Amazing.

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Both Tannen and Talan have won acclaim for their solo work. While Talan's first solo album, 1999's Something's Burning, won the Acoustic Guitar magazine Homegrown CD Award, Tannen has won the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, the ABET Music Contest, and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

After releasing records on their own, Tannen and Talan's first album together was 2004's Happiness. And while the pair met through their solo careers, they share an approach to songwriting that has kept the Weepies together. Their second CD, Say I Am You, comes out March 7.

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