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RECORDING CAMERON DEZEN HAMMON By Lance Scott Walker | Photography by Anthony Rathbun The last time singer/songwriter CAMERON DEZEN HAMMON made a solo record, it was 2005. It’s been a while. To ease back into recording after 10 years of playing church music, she has recorded an album of cover versions of songs by male artists, enlisting the help of JIMMY CARDOZA (electric guitar), JJ COLE (electric guitar), AIMEE NORRIS (cello), MATT HAMMON (acoustic guitar) and JAY SNIDER (programming, percussion, bass guitar, keyboards, coffee). On Words Don’t Bleed, Cameron interprets songs by DON HENLEY (yes, that one), ROBERT PALMER, Simple Minds, The Cure and New Order, with a version of HALL & OATES’ “Maneater” that she has something to say about. 36 L O C A L | may 16