Mare Wakefield & Nomad
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Hello Mare/Nomad! I listened to you about 4 years ago at the Bluegrass Cafe in Nashville. Now I saw you come to Cologne and will sing/Play twice. I can´t find either of the places in the schedule. So where is "Kultur im Hof"? I guess "House Concert" is a private place. Hope to hear from you. Best - Martin


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 07/09/2019
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Hi Martin
So great to hear from you. We are playing July 19th at 7pm at “rhythm & shake”. The address is Unter Linden 240, cologne, Germany 50859. A good phone number to contact us is 0152 02124967. Hope to see you there!!! :-)

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Where specifically in Leland, NC will you be performing? Thank you. Carol Cook


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 03/05/2019
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Hi Carol, we have a house concert in Wilmington, NC on Sunday March 31st. Looks like that's right next to Leland so I think that's the one you're asking about :-) It's at the home of our friends John and Marlene who are fabulous folks and pros at hosting house concerts. If you send us an email to info@marewakefield.com, I can reply and let you know all the details including exact address (since it's a private residence, we keep the exact address off the internet). Thanks so much for your interest, hope we get to see you in a few weeks! :-D

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How often does the music change the direction of the lyrics as the song comes together?


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 02/18/2019
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For me, if something needs to change, I'd usually look for changing the music to fit the lyrics. However, it could certainly happen the other way too. I guess it would depend on the songwriter, and what they give more "weight" to. For example, since I tend to be a story-oriented "word" person, I'd rather look at changing the music to fit the lyrics. But a more music-focused writer would probably rather change the lyrics if they had a chord progression or melody that they loved... Great questions! :-D

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If you had to have your musical career defined by a single song (assuming that's even possible) which one would it be?


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 02/18/2019
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Hi and thanks for your question. This "single song" idea is interesting. I feel like for me it would have to change. My favorite song of mine is usually the one I've just finished writing :-) Tho' there certainly are some perennial favorites. If pressed, I'd probably waiver between the happy love songs ("Real Big Love" or "You're Loved"), and the story-telling ballads ("Bernice & Bernadette" "Dear J." or "Leroy"). Thanks for getting in touch!

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Does the instrument the song is composed on seem to affect the type of song that becomes the finished composition?


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 02/18/2019
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Hi and thanks so much for this question. I'd say yes, definitely. I mostly compose on guitar, but sometimes a melody will come to me a cappella. When I'm not going to my "usual" guitar chords, the melody can develop with a bit more freedom. A super fun thing I've been doing lately is writing tunes on a Turkish lute called a Saz (or Baglama). It's an instrument with a drone and lots of semi-tone options. Hopefully some of those experimental songs will see the light of day soon! :-)

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What are your anticipated dates for Missouri in 2019?


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 02/18/2019
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Thanks so much for this question. We actually have two different scheduling options for Missouri. We could pass through on our way out west (which would be early to mid August) or we could also hit it on our way back home (mid-to-late October). Is there a MO venue or house concert possibility you’d recommend? Please let us know at info@marewakefield.com

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hi u two from me and andy in chilliwack -we changed our email address so i just hit the subscribe button and put in our new one. have a wonderful christmas xoxo


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 11/28/2018
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Hi you guys!!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you too! Hope you're staying warm up there! I just sent out the December mailer this morning (yup, two days early). Did you get it at your new address? If not, drop us a line at info@marewakefield.com and I'll re-send so you don't miss December's song. Big hugs and love from Nashville! xo

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When people tell you how one of your songs touched them, are you ever surprised at their interpretation of the song? Does it ever change the way you look at the song?


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 11/28/2018
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Hi Dave, Thanks so much for this question and apologies for my delay in response. The first "real" song I ever wrote took third place in a local songwriting contest, so quite a bit of exposure for such a new writer. After I performed a woman came up to me and told me that she had cried every time I'd played the song (three rounds in the competition). To me, the song wasn't even sad. But I realized that it was meaningful to her because of something in her past experience. For this reason, I sometimes try to leave my "explanations" of songs open ended, so that people are able to lay their own meaning upon it. I definitely feel that our job as writers is to try and connect people with their own emotions, NOT to tell them how to feel. Hope that's helpful!! :-D xoxo

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The song shows as a download in the folder, but won't play.
Anything I can do to get it?


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 11/12/2018
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Hi :-)
Sorry to hear you’re having trouble opening the song. Are you seeing the file in the destination folder to where it downloaded? Double click the song file in that folder? It might not just play automatically.

If you’re not sure which folder the song downloads to, let me know what computer you’re using. Or, let me know your email and I’ll just send you the song as an attachment :-)

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What time of day is your Sarasota concert?
Sorry we missed yo in ABQ!
Michael and Ruthie Wartell, friends of Clyde and Carol


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 11/06/2018
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Hi guys :-)
Great to hear from you! The Sarasota concert starts at 7pm. Doors at 6. Address 2206 Hammock Place Sarasota FL, 34235. My cell is 615-289-0791 and our host Lauren Pipkorns number is 917-270-0407 in case you have questions.

Hope to see you!
thanks
Mare and Nomad