Water Under the Bridge
Kimberley M'Carver, Iris DeMents first and second albums, Kimmie Rhodes: this is the chain of associations started by Marilisa's album Water under the bridge. Central Texas Marilisa thus stands firmly right in the middle of a rich tradition of female singe/songwriters moving in the prospering borderland between country, folk, and blues. Like an early Maria Muldaur she gives her music some jazz touch. There she also gives rich proof of her vocal flexibility. Marilisa slides expressively along the scales, sings wiht grit, and the attitudes are counterpointed by nicely caressing brass and Erik Hokkanen's weening gypsy fiddle. Tanner Swain - Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Producer. Perfoms bass for The Marilisa band & plays guitar with Marilisa as a duo. Tanner also has his own solo acoustic act & performs regularly around the Austin area. He's has played with numerous duo's, recording & producing music. Music Degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas focusing in Music composition. His musical works consists of a highly diverse personal style of music including 100 songs, solo classical guitar, piano, electronic, film scoring, and 3 CD's of original music. CdBaby.com/Swain + Tswain@mail.com James Wagner James first expressed himself at an early age. By the time he was a year old, his family nicknamed him 'Thumper', because he used to put himself to sleep at night kicking a beat into the wall. At age two, he began formal classical piano lessons with Margaret Wyss. James also studied cello and more music theory with the University of Texas String Project. Starting late in the sixties and continuing the eighties, James provided solo entertainment at favorite haunts like the Quorum Club, Green Pastures and the Headliners Club. At the same time, he played with different bands, including one with Eric Johnson, a Grammy award winning instrumentalist. James was the original pianist Austin's premier troupe, Ester's Follies, and taught piano for several A.I.S.D. after school programs. James expanded his career to include therapeutic music, which he now provides on a daily basis in senior facilities all over Austin and central Texas. He created two music programs for the senior population now being implemented by health care professionals throughout the U.S. He remains in demand as an accompanist and musical arranger for singers, instrumentalists, and other entertainers, songwriters, churches, care facilities and schools. Today you can hear him play with violin prodigy Damian Green, singer/songwriter Marilisa and the Texas Redemptors, a fun grab-band featuring Texas Music Hall of Famers Tary Owens and Mary Ann Price. Mark Gibson ..(Drums, Percussion) has been playing professionally since age 13. His career and musical endeavors spans almost the entire musical spectrum- from a touring rock-n-roll drummer to an in-demand studio musician. He has contributed to dozens of recording projects heard world-wide. In addition to performing with Marilisa, Mark performs regularly with some of Texas' legendary singer/songwriters, including Shake Russell (songwriter for Clint Black, Waylon Jennings, Ricky Skaggs) to Steven Fromholz (songwriter for Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Steven Stills, John Denver), and other accomplished performers including Beth Williams, Mandy Mercier, Mike Blakely and others. 'I enjoy the eclectic blend of Marilisa's songs and performance...it is exciting and intriguing.' says Mark. 'Above all, Marilisa is an entertainer, pouring her heart and soul into each performance. I look forward to each show... it's FUN! '