Marc Meyers
Newtown Rain 12-14-12
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I began 'Newtown Rain' the night of the tragedy.
'Newtown Rain' was written in the spirit of sharing and universal
remembrance. It is my greatest hope that our Mothers & Fathers on the Hill
will do what is right and honor those we've lost..
My work is more like poetry in motion,in the folk tradition and perhaps "Folk Rock" My form is raw. I'm not into big production numbers.I will on occassion rely on electronic hoodoo, but only if, in some way, I hear it in the song. I always follow the song. But I like raw. Keep It real.
Why this name?
It's my name.
Do you play live?
I'm more of a songwriter rather than a live performer. Although, I've never said no when asked.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
We, as independent artists, have the opportunity to get our work out to the whole world. We, as listeners can now hear it all.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes,of course. Although, at this stage, I am more interested in others performing my work. A publishing contract is for me.
Band History:
Born in the early 1950's,Plainfield,NJ, I Grew up affected by the music of Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie. In my teens Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Doo Wop, early Rock & Roll. Began writing in earnest at the age of 9. Poetry paints pictures in an impressionistic way that I relate best. I Began teaching myself Guitar in 1970. Wrote my first songs in 1971. I believe them to be important in some way.
Your influences?
Favorite artists are Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Hank Williams,Muddy Waters,Sam Cooke, Woody Guthrie,T-Bone Walker, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles,John Lennon,Leon Russell, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen.
Favorite spot?
Florence, Italy
Equipment used:
Acoustic Guitar & Harmonica
Anything else...?
I look forward to hearing from the music community & listeners out there.
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