Depresleys' 2009 album Leaking Blue features some very distinguished guest players. On guitars are Terry Haggerty (influential guitarist from Sons of Champlin and Chicago), Johannes Bjerga, and Gail Muldrow (Sly and the Family Stone, Prince, Chaka Kahn, Funkadelic). On bass are Cliff Hugo (Supertramp, Ray Charles, Tim Finn), Mario Cipollina (Michael Jackson, Huey Lewis and the News), Louis Callas (Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys), and Bobby Tsukamoto (John Trudell's Bad Dog band and the legendary jazz-rock band Full Moon). Filled with soulful, atmospheric ballads to upbeat, funky dance tunes, Leaking Blue conveys the painful tales of the downtrodden (by war, by domestic abuse) while wrapping the listener in a hopeful embrace like a warm blanket on a Norwegian winter's night. Particularly notable is the single "Bag of Bones," featuring Jon's beat-style spoken word, driven by great pop hooks and Richard Hardy's array of woodwinds. Speaking of Hardy, his horns and flute feature prominently (along with the legendary Terry Haggerty on guitar) in the upbeat single "No Sacred Place Under the Sun," which is a pro-human, earth-conscious ecological "call to arms," with lots of hooks, a catchy chorus, and complex changes; this could be span style='font-style: italic;' the eco-anthem of our times. "Operator" is a driving pop single with a funky, danceable beat; cool hooks; and hard-rock breaks.