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Former eastmountainsouth member moves slowly

Monday, November 22, 2010 – Don't accuse former eastmountainsouth member Kat Maslich-Bode of moving too fast.

It's been six years for the Nashville-based singer/songwriter to complete her solo debut, "The Road of 6," since parting in 2004 with Peter Bradley Adams.

The album, due Jan. 18, 2011 via Mishara Music, is produced by Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Matthew Perryman Jones).

"This recording was a labor of love and literally almost six years in the making," Maslich-Bode said. "I am truly blessed to have so many amazing friends, musicians and singers join me on the record."

"The Road of 6" features six songs beginning with the personal March featuring guest vocals by Mary Chapin Carpenter. She covers Tim Easton's JPMFYF from his 2006 album "Ammunition." "It's considered by some to be a controversial song. But, in my opinion, I think the message is positive and moving."

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