Thursday, December 20, 2018

Soon, soon, soon......

Yes, the record is done.

We are just waiting on the mastering. Mastering is a mystery. But-- we can't let you hear the music until it is mastered.

Now, Marilyn was excited about the first record because it was her first.

This time, she is saying that she is EXCITED about 'What's On My Mind' because she is very proud of it. Proud of the sounds and very thankful to all the people who contributed to those sounds... Mixed and Mastered by Mark Dann. Recorded by Ted Orr at Sertso Studio. Then, keeping the beat for us on drums, the wonderful Peter Tenerowicz. Stepping in, the 'NewGuy' to the process, versatile Aaron Martin, on bass. And then, there is the 'If it has strings or keys, sure, I can play it' guy, on violin, Mike Pagnani. Finally, Guitar Wizard of 'Rick and Marilyn', Rick Warren, sending us guitar-oriented folks to the heavens and back.

Marilyn says she can't wait for you to hear how these men put their own marks on her songs. How the guitar and violin weave a tapestry of sound while the drums set the heartbeat and the bass provides this fascinating grounding.... Then there is the recording, mixing, and mastering, which brings the sounds together to best advantage.

This record has taken years, literally years, to be realized. Most of the songs were written a few years ago when Marilyn's life was in turmoil. She had discovered that many of the things that she thought were real, were actually just her imagination. She found out that she had wanted to see the people in her life in a certain way, but they were not that way. It was a jarring time, one of doubting her very understanding of life.

However, she got through it. So did everyone else. Putting out this record sort of makes it all final. In the past. At least the personal songs. The political... not so much. We still think we need to find a way to talk to one another, find out that we are really more alike than different. That is the first song. The last is the healing song. There is a lot in between.

If you want to keep up to date with the album process and gigs, as well as get a BONUS track (an extra song that didn't make the regular album), please sign up on our email list (look over there -----> on the top of the column). We will get that song out to our subscribers as soon as it is mastered!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Rick and Marilyn

Hi! It has been a while since we have written anything here. Marilyn has been out watching a bunch of Neil Young shows and traveling, and Rick is doing wonderful music with Slink Moss and the Magic Stones and Doc Horton and the Jay Street Band. We ARE anticipating that Marilyn's new record, with Rick and three other friends on it, will be out shortly. I don't want to announce a timeline until we are DONE and MASTERED. But we are excited about the release. We have a variety of songs that you have heard us play all summer at the Farmers Markets, local showcases, and open mics, as well as a bunch we have not played out!

We are looking into suggestions for a CD release party (or two), so if you have one, let us know!!!

Otherwise, we look forward to putting out this record, called 'What's on my Mind'....

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Rick and Marilyn at Rosendale Farmers market this past Sunday. What a great time we had!!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

We love Rhinebeck Farmers Market!!

We got a lot of love today at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market! 

What a warm, friendly market!  People singing and dancing with our music, lots of smiles and good feelings, made for a wonderful day!!

We hope your day was a good one too!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Valatie Community Theater Show Plus

Last Saturday, Rick and I played with 5 other acts at the Valatie Community Theater, and old performance space that they are trying to rehab. What a wonderful space! I really think it interesting that old theaters can have such amazing sound with such excellent acoustics! And, as always, Marty McDermott is a wonder host and set the mood for a great show. Rick and Marilyn were in the second set, so we had a great opportunity to listen to the other acts from the house.... what a bunch of talented performers!! There are several easy chairs on stage, with lamps set up to make you think of a living room and each act plays a song and passes the mic to the next. That happens three times, then break, then the second group of people get up to play. It is a fine night of music. I really hope that you get a chance to get out to Valatie next time it comes! It is a very pleasant evening!

Then Sunday, we played the Rosendale Farmers Market. Wonderful vendors, some earth day activities for the kids (and adult-kids), and music, all in a neat Community Center. Such a lovely place to make music.

Thursday we didn't play, but we did check out the scene at the Greenville Drive in Theater during a musicians open house. What the owners are trying to do there is really a unique idea, melding music, art and film into an outdoor place to spend a Saturday evening in the Catskills, complete with excellent views of nature! We hope to be announcing a show there this summer....

Next show for Rick and Marilyn is The Kinderhook Farmers Market! Outside, on the green, they are open 9am to 1pm, but we will be playing music 10-12. Hope to see some of you there!!

And finally.... I think spring is here!! Got to get our summer tires on the cars!!! Have a good one....

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Almost Unplugged

Summer is the time when we start getting outside and playing music. Busking will start as soon as it warms enough to play guitar without gloves. We are making plans with Farmers Markets. Applying to street festivals (Does your town have one? We would love to play for it!).  Talking to venues about earlier times to feature original singer/songwriter type music (we know that when it get to about 9pm, dancing to a band is what folks prefer to do!!!.... but LISTENING around dinner, or for a drink on a Sunday afternoon is cool.... Tell YOUR favorite bar/eatery!!)

One very special gig is coming up for us next month... "Almost Unplugged" at the Valatie Community Theater on April 21, at 8pm. The room is a great space, designed for sound, and draws an engaged audience of music lovers. We hope to add YOU to the folks who love this space. We will be sharing the stage with:

Eric Margan
John Parsons
Kurt and Cheryl Henry
Micheal O'Leary
Richard Kopyscianski

The evening is hosted by Marty McDermott. Please mark your calenders now and prepare for a wonderful night of great local music makers. We are POSITIVE you will enjoy your evening...