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Hi! I am Marilyn, a singer/songwriter in Hudson, NY. You have landed on my personal website/ blog/ calendar, and you will find here all kinds of things about my musical life. Look around! My blog is below, but over in the right column under 'Pages', you can see links to videos, show schedules, song lists and the other musical projects I am working on. I really hope you will consider getting to a show or even have me (and my friends) come and entertain you at your party or event. People enjoy having us play for them!

When the music calls, I will be there....

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Henry Hudson Quadracentenial in Hudson, of course

I saw Tao Rodriquez Seeger (Pete Seegers grandson) play tonight...what an amazing set!! He really was on fire...plays folk music to a rock beat. Fantastic sound....

Then we had fireworks...with a band loop that played twenty times if it played once. If there was a wall around, I would have climbed it.

Calmed down at Mexican Radio with a nice margarita made with Herrerdas...ok, that is not the spelling and spellcheck is not working.

Also saw The Verrailes, a group of three women who had such tight, wonderful harmonies...that was so nice.

Went and checked out the Spotty Dog after that....they have some really really fine local beers on tap....

I had a very very pleasant evening tonight!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

What To Do? Oh, What To Do.....

It has been hard for me for a while to sort out the sort of things I used to like to talk about here. I made another site up for the Neil Young stuff because some of my readers aren't into constant posting about Neil's latest cool video or interview. I also like to post here about my adventures in music making.....but I am thinking that posting about my efforts to overcome my stage fright may be frightening to potential venue owners who may be thinking of asking me to gig....LOL.

This summer has been full of new ventures and good times and lots of support for my music...seems I don't quite know how to report on those things without it appearing that I am tooting my own horn.

So my blog, that I still love, sits empty of my current thoughts, my life, my musings....surely something I have to correct if I want to keep on keeping on...

I have recently started yet another blog, though I have not worked on it to bring it up to speed....it is a blog that will be JUST the music, a place I can send people who are associated with the 'business' part of my music life. The more 'Public Face' of my music. And I hope to keep this as it is....

So look here for writings about ARF and getting ready for it!!! ...as well as the practice that will lead up to my gig in August. Of course, only if you are interested in my thoughts about these things!!!!

Feels good to post SOMETHING!!! LOL

Saturday, July 18, 2009

CORRECTION-Sunday August 30

My show is NOT the 28th of August. Seems she was looking at next years calender!!! MY show is now scheduled for August 30, Sunday at 6PM at The Spotty Dog, Hudson, NY....Ben will accompany me on guitar....soon I hope to have a sample of work up on ReverbNation, I think we have a good sound....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Spotty Dog

NEWS!!! I will be playing The Spotty Dog on August 28 at 6pm. I am so very happy to be playing my home town of Hudson, NY!!! More to come....

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The birds get upset that i invade their space <~m>
This is a lovely evening. walking outside. like an early june instead of a mid-july. but it is beautiful and comfortable. <~m>

The Music is Moving Along

What a long time since I sat down to write a real post here...and this will be short, as I am, as always, short on time.

About a month ago, I made contact with an old friend of mine, Ben, who is a first class musician. He is excited about my originals and we are working on some arrangements for the songs that are already up on my blog/reverbnation sites as well as recording some of my more recent materials.

We have also been playing together....last friday i had a cookout/party here and ben and robin were a part of it, along with a group of friends who supported the music by their wonderful enthusiasm and/or vocals. Ken brought his guitar and played along a couple of songs, too... It was a great time and laid the foundation for yesterdays 'Open Mic' which turned into mostly a 'Marilyn and Ben' performance due to the lack of other players.... We did have a couple folks contribute such as Rob G, who i have finally met!!...and they added a lot to the good times....AND the rain held off...

It seems to be the time of 'no players' for other open mics around here too...a couple weeks ago, I stopped by the Mt Washington House in Hillsdale, NY and was the only player there too....so I played and sang and again had a few people sit in, but no one who wanted to take the lead....that was a good time too....

I am currently working out a gig in Hudson, my home town...to be announced. If you are local (or not!!!) and want to be sure not to miss a gig, please sign up on my reverbnation site.....you will only get a mailing when i am announcing a gig...

Now, out to my yard to mow the lawn....then to practice for the Neil Young Tribute in Jay NY, along with many fine rusted musicians....