The duo Every Lovely Thing (that I am half of ;) has started a new video series called Under The Umbrella on our YouTube channel. It is a series of cover tunes that we love, performed live with our ELT spin! The first is a mashup of Fade Into You by Mazzy Star & Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan ... we'd love if you'd listen! Please subscribe while you are there! VIDEO
As always, I offer A Christmas Song as a free download from my music page!!
I recorded this song a few years back and hope you enjoy! A Christmas Song
Music makes a great gift always - here's a link to all my CDs & singles!
Marianne's Music and on iTunes
Check out this lovely interview with the new duo (that I am half of ;) Every Lovely Thing!!
The video for Running (the debut single from the duo that I am half of ;) by Every Lovely Thing is now up! Running
I am so excited to announce the new duo I am part of - Every Lovely Thing! Kate & I are writing songs together and the results are ambient dream pop with Kate on piano and handling most lead vocals, me on harmony and counter-parts with some acoustic guitar. Our first single "Running" is now available on CDBaby as a download for your computer or laptop. Coming soon to iTunes for mobile devices!! Follow us on Twitter @evrylovelything http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/everylovelything
Headed to Red Pill Studios in STL this week with my co-writer Kate to record the first song for a new duo Every Lovely Thing!!
Follow us on twitter : @EvryLovelyThing
The first gig of the year is coming up April 22nd!! Check the calendar page for all current concert listings!!
A new month, a new song, a new video!! Falling into Blue on YouTube!!
October has me working on film clips for a video for the next single release "Falling Into Blue." In addition I have posted album art videos up on my YouTube channel of all ten originals & the two Neil Young covers from the Pear in the Pink Thing CD. Be sure to check out the simple folk tune "If I Do" if you missed it!
My outdoor summer gigs are over and I am spending time writing and preparing a new song and video!! The initial mix of the track is finished all but the vocals, and I am shooting footage and pictures for the video, "Falling Into Blue".
June 1st marks the release of a new video for the brand new single If I Do ... Enjoy!!
If I Do ...
Happy New Year!! What are your good intentions for 2015?
Join in the conversation in the comment section of the newest blog post!!
FREE download of A Christmas Song on the music page!!
Watch the lyric video @ A Christmas Song
Feeling a bit blue as winter approaches? Is it affecting your creativity?
Do you have seasonal creativity disorder? Share in the comments!!
I have a concert coming up you won't want to miss if you live anywhere near Springfield!! A storyteller type concert with a listening environment at a very cool upscale restaurant Cecil & Lime!! Check the calendar page for more details - hope to see you there!!
There are two blogs posts since I last posted news - Staying Rooted and Creative Commitment!!
Check out the blog page and leave me a comment!!
A new blog post today Chasing Dreams ... how do you run after your dreams? Leave us a comment on the blog!!
The new concept video for the single "Again" has been released and is up on YouTube! Again Video
The newest blog post confronts that pesky doubt that threatens so many artistic & creative endeavors! Join the conversation by leaving a comment on the blog page!
Have you ever had your creativity resurrected? Share with us in the comment section on the new blog page!!
Each month on the 15th I post a blog article on creativity for your reading pleasure. Please feel free to join in the conversation by leaving a comment!!
Posted a new lyric video for my most recent single "Wallpaper" ... this lament of feeling taken for granted like wallpaper seemed a perfect fit for a lyric video due to its metaphor and imagery!! Wallpaper Video
Posted a new blog entry on jump-starting creativity called "Starting Out on the Wrong Foot" ... I'd love if you'd leave a comment and join the conversation!
Many of you know that I wrote a blog on creativity for Running With Scissors Creative Collective for a year. With that blog no longer active, I have decided to begin a new one right here ... thoughts on art, music, poetry, creativity, life. Tune in on the 15th of every month, on the blog page of this website! Sign up to get my E-News and you'll get a reminder in your inbox :) Happy Reading!!
Wishing you all a very happy 2014!! Here's a new song, a lullaby, to soothe your soul. An acoustic rendering of the Welsh melody and English lyrics All Through the Night ... me on vocals, acoustic guitar played by Ben Kesler. All Through the Night
A Christmas Song uploaded on YouTube with photographs I took in downtown Springfield Ohio during the holiday season!!
FREE Download of A Christmas Song on my music page!! Happy Holidays!!
What in the world is Pear in the Pink Thing - what does it mean - and why did I use it as an album title?
Find out in this new short video on YouTube! While you're there, please *subscribe* to my channel!
Pink Thing Video
My co-writer Leah Thompson just released a 3rd of our co-written songs as a single on Bandcamp!!
Put on your dancing shoes for this one :)) Just A Different Kind (Of The Same Old Thing)
Need some new music to chill by this summer? Most all of my music is available for digital download on iTunes! Here is the link to the songs on Pear in the Pink Thing to get you started ...
It's like having a coffeehouse in your i-Pod ;) "iTunes"
Announcing the release of the single "Maybe if Only" that I co-wrote with and for artist Leah Thompson!!
Look at these beautiful flowers brought to me at one of my gigs!!
I now have a facebook page dedicated to my creative writing and photography called Say Something Series!! I am working on the third of a trilogy of poetry / prose / photography books and hoping to release it very soon!! Hope you *like* :))
I want to welcome Molly, Hunt, and Anne on board - they comprise my WittCAM team for the spring semester and are working with me on marketing and social media in regards to my music!! They are already full of great ideas :))
Posting a little early I know, but getting ready to celebrate and thinking of you!! Hope 2013 is the best year yet!!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! We have so much to be grateful for and I am grateful for each one of you!!
I love interview-ing, but not always being the interview-ee .. I don't like the questions, I'm afraid of being misquoted, misunderstood, etc. No worries, in this recent blog post for RWS Creative Collective, I got the chance to interview myself - gotta love that!! ;) http://www.rwscc.com/blog.html
After a long time off due to two hand surgeries, I am practicing hard for a show on August 1st!! Check the calendar for specs and come on out for this outdoor gig at lunch time on the city plaza downtown!!
Traveling is what I've been doing ... out to the ASCAP "I Create Music" Conference in L.A. plus a quick trek to Nashville's Hard Rock Cafe last weekend to catch a Classic Petra concert!! Pics on my facebook music page: http://www.facebook.com/MarianneKesler I hope you *like* :))
I am writing a by-weekly blog on creativity for Running With Scissors Creative Collective...this week features a quote from Einstein "Creativity is contagious. Pass it on!"
Today launches a new blog for Running with Scissors Creative Collective! Written by yours truly ;) Blog posts on the 1st and 15th of every month, exploring creativity and culture in Springfield, Ohio, plus interviews with artists! www.rwscc.com/blog.html
Happy New Year!!
Hope 2012 is off to a great beginning for all of you!
January finds me splint free and doing lots of physical therapy which includes playing my guitar!! Not ready to gig yet, but spending time working on the third book in the say something series and looking into the possibility of making the books available in an e-book form!! Also looking very forward to a trek to LA in April with my co-writer Leah to the ASCAP Conference Expo!
Two songs I have covered: "Ohio" & "The Needle and The Damage Done" are being played as part of a show called We've Got it Covered:Far out 70s on Women of Substance radio!! Show airs Wed, Sat, Sundays 3-7 EST Starting today October 19th - October 30th!!
Check out the amazing job Kayla Snider did on this summer photo shoot!!
"something else" is the second book in the say something trilogy!! free verse/poetry/prose/photography!!
Please note that the gig originally scheduled for Saturday June 11th has been cancelled!!
Stay tuned for the concert in the park coming up in July!!
Just in - the song "Hard to Breathe" made it into the Ohio Top Ten chart on Broadjam!!
Written by Ben Kesler & Danara Shurch, I recorded this beauitful song for the Green Room CD!!
Check it out ~ http://www.broadjam.com/browse/songs/top10/?l0=g&l1=69
Happy Spring Everyone!!
Hope you have seen at least a ray of sunshine peeking through, and what a perfect time to come on out for a concert!! Check out the one coming up April 29th ... Neil Young Night w/Katie. Marianne, & friends at Un Mundo Cafe!!
The music of Neil Young shared by some of us who love his music, his legacy. Five artists so far ...
In the spirit of Neil Young's active role in charity events, all donations will go back to Un Mundo Cafe.
Hope 2011 is your best ever!! Making Music & Art, Marianne
A new song ... a new single ... very cool :))
I know, Mom always told you not to ...
but check out this new website to see what happens when you do!!
Running with Scissors is a Creative Collective of a variety of artistic ventures.
The new website is up and this month's blog features an interview with yours truly ;)
CDs and the 5 x 8 paperback version of my new book available for sale on the site!!
3 1/2 weeks post surgery ~ the thumb is still immobilized sporting its hot pink splint!!
I am growing adept to this one-handed typing ;))
Welcome to the new site & domain! wwwmariannekesler.com is the offical home for Marianne Kesler and includes information about both her songwriting & recording, and her new *book project the Say Something Series! (*See the BUY page!!)
Enjoy your visit!! Feel free to sign up for my ENews & also sign the Guestbook!!
I continue to co-write with artist Leah Thompson ~
20 songs and counting!!
Leah has posted demos of five of our co-written songs on her myspace ~ go to: http://www.myspace.com/mariannekesler
Find her in my top friends!! :))
Check out this month's gathering of artists ... painters, poets, dancers, musicians all at a night of Worship & the Arts on the theme of joy!! Oh, did I mention bubble makers?! Whats that all about??? April 23 ~ Check the calendar dates for more info!!
You've been asking...here it is...my video on youtube!! Thanks to Mike Adkins of Adkins Diet Films for setting his recent footage of the Vineyard Cafe concert to the music of Neon Moon!!
Hope to see all of you in the New Year!! Making Music, Marianne
Happy Holidays to all...and to all a good night!! Making Music, Marianne
This holiday season, here's an idea to share the good and pass a little along...With every CD or art print purchase you order directly from me, $5 will be given toward the Share & Care project to benefit Jenna Hostetler.
Jenna was injured in a diving accident that left her paralyzed below the shoulders. The accident was several years ago and Jenna is now a senior in high school with high hopes of persuing a college education. Donated money is for a trust fund to help with the massive expenses Jenna will need to attend college due to her special needs and also to help equip her for life as an independent adult.
CDs & art prints (Pear in the Pink Thing cover art piece) are $15 each
or two for $25, mix and match! Four albums available for sale...
(2000) Canopy of Blue
(2002) Long Road Home
(2004) Green Room
(2007) Pear in the Pink Thing
Email me with your order: email@example.com
& i will send you instructions to complete the transaction.
Due my own recent spinal issues and surgery, this is close to my heart,
So thank you in advance!! Shalom.
Enjoying autumn and been busy gigging in the Dayton, Springfield area ~ Check the calendar for upcoming dates! Also busy working on a prose / poetry series along with taking pictures for it! Love from the Loft...
Brian Lush from RockWired recently called for an interview...
ever wonder what goes on inside my head?
Check it out...
Check out the newest PPT review written by Jason Thompson of esdmusic.com!
4 stars baby!! You can read the review on my press page!!
Here's the latest in a string of new reviews thanks to Rainmaker PR helping me re-release Paer in the Pink Thing!! Check it out...thanks to Frank Gutch Jr. who wrote this review for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange!!
Whassup with all the new reviews you may ask...
Pear in the Pink Thing is being re-released!!
Check out these very cool reviews ~ thanks to all the online sites and reviewers!!
Indie Music Stop:
The guestbook is back up!! Please let me know you stopped by!! Making Music, Marianne
Check out this quite nice review posted online by NeuFutur Magazine!!
The weather at least!! During this otherwsie quiet month I will be working with Rainmaker Public Relations on the re-release of Pear in the Pink Thing!!
Join the celebration and pick up your CD or downloads soon!! Check the links page for direct buying links!!
I heard that he saw his shadow ( whatever that means ;) and I am ready for spring!!!
Yes!! I got back into the studio (SoulThink Productions but now in Chicago!!)
It's a rock song!! Yeh baby!
The title is "Again" and I wrote the lyrics, chorus & bridge melodies,
and Ben Kesler wrote the verse melody (hmm... maybe that's why it's so low ;)
I sang the song over Ben's amazing production, and Geoff Gatts added the live drums!!
**So when can we hear it?? Well I was thinking that for a little Valentine gift to you...
I will post it on my myspace page on February 14th and for that day only,
You can download the song and have it for free!!
Here's my page, mark that date!!
OK, I'm a bit late on this greeting, but I was on vacation and enjoying time off with my husband :)
Now I am back to work, spending time writing & hope to record a new song in Chicago this month!
Thanks to all who voted for the song I co-wrote
that was playing on the R&B/Soul channel on Ourstage.com ~ the song came in 2nd out of 581 songs!!! We're so glad you loved it :))
This just in..."Misfire" (a song I co-wrote that was recorded by artist Leah Thompson) is in the Top Ten Finals on the R&B/Soul channel of www.ourstace.com!!
Hovering around #1 & #2,
Voting in the next two days selects the monthly winner!! Please sign up to Check out the music on that station, and select us "Best So Far" Thank You!!
Today's chill reminds us!!
So grab a cup of java and spin some MK tunes for your listening pleasure ~ available on CDBaby and
i-Tunes (Links provided for your convenience on the links page ;) Latte Love...
The approach of autumn is close, so enjoy all the beautiful days outside!!
Hope those of you who live nearby come out to the Farmer's Market this Saturday (*Note this is a change of date*) and stop by to say hello while I'm out there playing between 10-noon!
Summer vacation seemed short & sweet this year.
I am back to work today!
Check out the August gigs
and savor the moments!!
I'm taking the month of July off to "vacate" with my husband...enjoying the bike & hiking trails, and concerts in the park :))
Good gigs coming to ya starting back in August!
This month has me speaking, playing and singing out just a bit ~
I'd love to see you!!
*If you don't get my monthly e-news, you can sign up here on the site!
Up to date MK music news!
It's good to be getting out again after my surgery, & this weekend marks the first gig post-op! Backed up by Rick James on guitar & vocals...come on out!!!
I am still home resting from surgery and dealing with an eye issue
(central serous retinopathy) Yikes!
Writing songs in my head ;)
Love from the loft ~
I am home and healing after my surgery last week, & very, very thankful :)
I have been mostly off road for the last few months with a literal pain in the neck...i am having surgery next week (1/22) for cervical spinal stenosis.
Here's hoping for a year that holds lots of nice surprises (& a new neck;)
Making Music, Marianne
Peace. Love. Joy...Pass it on ;)
Making Music, Marianne
Cross Rythyms online mag has posted a news splash while awaiting the new CD for review ~ how very cool of them... Love to the UK!!
Just posted ~ a review of the new CD by Marti Kramer Suddarth for the Buddy Hollywood site - Front page news! Check it out!
So check out my newly pinked out MySpace ;)
Pear in the Pink Thing is available for sale @ CDBaby!
Discounts when you buy more than one copy ~
They arrived today ~
Pear in the Pink Thing!
Welcome to the World...
The *new site* up for Soulthink Productions!
Stop! Look! Listen!