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Mare Wakefield and Nomad $7Daddy was a seeker, says Mare Wakefield. Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was some kind of gypsy, loving nothing more than a long, clear stretch of open highway.Mare was born with wanderlust embedded in her DNA, and lived in 8 different places by the time she was 10 years old. It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to fit in fast, she says. We had our rural Wisconsin accents down in two weeks flat. And eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.For Turkish-born, German-raised Nomad, the journey was equally varied. His musical education began at the exclusive Istanbul State Conservatory and continued when he was awarded a scholarship to Bostons prestigious Berklee College of Music. Nomad has a gift for musical arrangements and carries a full arsenal of classical, pop and jazz chops at his piano-playing fingertips. In addition to working with Mare, the versatile pianist and composer has designed sound for film and TV, and has had pieces performed by symphony orchestras and in Bostons legendary Fenway Park.Versatility and love for travel is evident in Mare and Nomads music. Listeners roam through Arizona deserts, Oklahoma oil fields and South Dakota plains, with side-trips to ancient Babylon and the streets of Amsterdam. The journeys go inward too, exploring hope and heartbreak, and the occasional whiskey-soaked barroom brawl. Story and song are woven seamlessly together by Mares intimate delivery and Nomads exquisite melodic arrangement. Currently based in Nashville the pair continue their journey by touring fearlessly, leaving strains of folk tunes and sweet piano melodies echoing down the highway.Save
Sounds Like: Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Natalie Merchant, Feist, Lucinda Williams
Bio: “Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was some kind of gypsy, loving nothing more than a long, clear stretch of open highway.”
Mare was born with wanderlust embedded in her DNA, and lived in 8 different places by the time she was 10 years ...See Full Bio
“Take Me Home is Wakefield’s fourth album, and her first in four years. She relies on both acoustic and electric arrangements, and even strips things down to one voice, one guitar on “Lullaby.” The piano also adds an extra element to many tracks. Take Me Home sounds great, and Wakefield’s an expressive singer”