Encinitas teen recording artist Degher releases debut EP


Fifteen-year-old singer-songwriter Cordelia Degher is about to release her debut EP, and the record release show and party is at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Ducky Waddle’s in Encinitas.

Admission is free, for all ages.

All songs on the EP were written and sung by Cordelia, with the exception of one. Pop lyric guru Billy Steinberg mentored the lyric to the single “I Recycle.” Steinberg, who is known for composing the lyrics to smash hits “Like a Virgin,” “Give Your Heart a Break,” “True Colors,” the Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand by You,” and many others, heard “I Recycle” and thought it sounded like a hit. So he agreed to help complete the lyric.

The song is not about the usual kind of recycling — it’s a tongue-in-cheek girl-power anthem in which the singer advocates recycling her boyfriends by setting them up with her girlfriends instead of breaking up with them.

The EP was co-produced by Darius Degher and Jeff Berkley, mixed by Warren Zevon alum Duncan Aldrich and was mastered by Reuben Cohen (Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars and more). It features some of San Diego’s best session players, including Jake Najor on drums, Lauren Scheff on bass, and Ben Moore on keyboards. Cordelia’s singer-songwriter big sister, Cleopatra, sang the harmony vocals.

Cordelia released a single in 2013 and has performed at La Paloma Theater in Encinitas (, the Encinitas Library, Lestats Coffee House in San Diego, and the San Diego County Fair. As a fifth-grader she was the national winner of the Reflections Arts contest song category. She’s a sophomore at San Dieguito Academy.

For information, see Cordelia’s EPK at