By Adam Hetrick
15 Feb 2011
The ten-track album, featuring songs by Carly Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King and Sting, takes its title from Ripley's daily music work and her recent New York concerts inspired by songs that speak to her personally.
Ripley and Sh-K-Boom founder Kurt Deutsch co-produce "Daily Practice, Volume 1," which is aimed to be the first in a series of rock cover albums. Sh-K-Boom previously released Ripley's solo debut album "Everything's Fine" in 2000.
The track listing follows:
"It's Too Late"
"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
"You Oughta Know"
"Take It Easy"
Ripley is currently on tour with the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, for which the actress earned a Tony Award for her portrayal of a mother holding onto her family as she copes with depression and bipolar disorder. She received her first Tony nomination for playing conjoined twin Violet Hilton in the 1996 musical Side Show. Ripley has also appeared in the Broadway production's of Sunset Boulevard, James Joyce's The Dead, The Who's Tommy, The Rocky Horror Show, King David and Les Miserables.