Mare Wakefield & Nomad
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Just listened to Aegean Dream, and I can hear it playing with movie credits scrolling over it for some film with a huge budget for the music soundtrack. As soon as that happens, just remember I told you so.


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 05/07/2017
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The piece indeed has that film score vibe. Maybe on a documentary or something about the Mediterranean or something. Doesn't really say tons of money in my opinion. :-) we need robots and explosions and monsters and half naked people for the big budgets :-)

Thanks a ton!
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Nomad- Aegean Dream is outstanding...


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 05/07/2017
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Well thank u very much :-) it's a cute little piece. In case you're tech type guy, it's a recorded on a Yamaha gc1 baby grand with a pair of AKG 414 Mics and Neve portico preamps.

Thank uuu :-)

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Sounds like you're both staying busy - can't wait for the new cd to come out! Maybe we can arrange another run through Michigan next summer. Would love to have you back in town. Safe travels.


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 04/05/2017
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Hi Dave, so nice to hear from you. Yes, we'd love to come back to Michigan. We'll be in touch soon about that. Hope you're having a fabulous spring! xoxo ~M&N

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Wishing you both a great 2017 - for the sounds of this month's song, you're off to a good start. I look forward to having you back for another concert in the future.


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 03/23/2017
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Thank you! You are showing up as "anonymous" here so we don't know who this is, but I'm confident we'd love to return for another concert! :-) P.S. booking now for this summer and fall in the Midwest, West Coast and Southwest. Drop a line if we're not already connected. info@marewakefield.com Thanks!!

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Where can I find a recording of "I Will Not Be Broken"?


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 03/23/2017
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Hi Angela! Thanks so much for your interest. That song will be on our upcoming record, currently in-progress. To tide you over, I'm sending you a link to listen to our demo version that we sent out to our mailing list a while back. Thanks!! ~M&N

Here's the link: http://fburls.com/54-GgmM64AB

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Hello Mare : Want to confirm that I have you booked for a Saltydog House Concert, Cameron, North Carolina on Friday July 7 at 7pm. Please get back to me to confirm this. Looking forward to your being with us.

Rob Malone


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 03/23/2017
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Hi Rob, and YES! Very much looking forward to it!! I just sent you a private email as well. Thanks so much for checking in and for having us! xo M&N

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Hi Mare! I was one of Tim's best friends in college and have many memories of hearing you play at the Beanery in Eugene. You are even more fabulous now!! Yay! I hope you are well and happy.
-Eileen


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 12/06/2016
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Hi Eileen!! So nice to hear from you! Yes, I remember those sweet Beanery gigs -- such a great place and supportive audience. I used to "sneak" my original songs in between Joni Mitchell and Sinead O'Connor covers! :-) Thanks so much for reaching out. Are you on our mailing list now? If not, please feel free to join if you'd like. You'll get our free song-o-the-month and maybe we'll even come play in your neck of the woods! Happy holidays!! xoxo

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So many of your songs create mental images. Do you see mind pictures of some of them as you are writing the lyrics? Does the melody ever create images on it's own?


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 11/28/2016
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When I sing some songs, I always tend to see a "movie" playing in my head. "Bernice and Bernadette" is one like that, "Leroy" and "Lullaby" (off the record Take Me Home) are that way too. And yes, I guess these images and pictures started while writing. Other songs just tend to evoke an emotion. But for me, I usually do have a solid story in my head -- complete with pictures. With melody (no words) it's more of a "feeling" like happy, sad, silly, melancholy … but sometimes there are images. Our song "Waiting" (off Poet on the Moon) came melody first, and for a long time I had no lyrics, but kept seeing a picture of a snowy landscape. When the lyrics finally came, there was ice moving, snow melting and "cold hearts." :-)

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When you hear something that seems like a good idea for a song do you write it down immediately, or let it simmer in your mind?


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 11/28/2016
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Immediately if possible. I have a folder called "Ideas." I have dozens and dozens of ideas started there. Certainly not all of them will become songs. But I try never to take the idea for granted. Even if something comes at 3am, I tend to get out of bed to record it or write it down. They don't always manifest in great songs, but the song gods always seem to throw some kind of reward our way when we make the effort.

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Not really a question. remembering your sensitive post a year ago after the Paris killings we think of all you american friends in this election daze. Watching the "I'am your man" documentary yesterday was a great moment of relief.


Mare Wakefield & Nomad responded on 11/28/2016
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Thanks Dominique. I haven't seen that documentary yet. I'll have to check it out. Anything that brings a few moments of relief these days is a good thing!