‘Heart Cracked Open Wide‘ is both the title track of Cynthia Marchant’s recent debut album, but is also an autobiographical tale. The album as a whole sees Chicago based Marchant revisit her Arkansas roots, and on this song recalls the story of leaving and heading out west. West? Well, it would be years later down a long, winding road that Cynthia Marchant would relocate from out west to the Midwest, where she found her way into some very talented Chicago songwriting communities, including the Old Town School of Folk Music.
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