The joy of discovery and the pain of loss – hanging on and letting go – wandering abroad and going home – these are just some of the themes that Marye Lobb explores with piercing honesty and a beautiful, soaring voice that invites you to make her journey yours, too. Equally at home in American folk and Latin American idioms, Marye sings in English and Spanish. Marye grew up in Rochester, New York, explored South America, polished her skills at Berklee College of Music, and is an up-and-coming member of the New York City folk and club scene. She can’t wait to play for you.
released May 18, 2017
All songs written by Marye Lobb (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved 2017.
Poem: Hafiz, “The Sun Never Says” from the Penguin publication The Gift: Poems by Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky. Copyright 1999 by Daniel Ladinsky and used with his permission.
Vocal, ukulele & keyboard parts written and performed by Marye Lobb
Recorded at NJ Sound by John Cannon.
Mixing & Mastering by John Cannon & team at NJ Sound Studio, Inc.
Photography by Alexandra Meseke
Please visit: www.maryelobb.com
for all song lyrics
This album is dedicated to my parents:
My dad - Jarret J. Lobb - you were and forever will be my biggest hero. My mom - Barbara Lobb- all the best in life is you.
This album would not have been possible without the support and generosity of the following people: Richard & Jane Appleman, Ivan Barahona, Sue & Dave Beddow, Matthew Blank, Steve Bossous, Bekka Burton, Sandra Christian, Jason Cloen & Michael Wells, Dorothy Drahzal & Paul Riordan, Barbara & Donald Flick, Gloria Forgione, Natalie Ginor, Denise & Kevin Gliwa, William Jones, Kara M Lander, the LobbMob, Gene & Jeanne Lusky, Mary McHale & Castellano, Lia Miller, Lucina Montalvo, Consuelo Moralishvili, Michelle O’Connor, Ross Pacino, Stephanie Paff, Lisa Paulsen, Anna Gadler Pratt, Maureen S. Ripper, Patricia Cardona Roca, Brad & Lynn Schramek, Denise & Mark Siciliano, Jack Simel, Martha Soltero, Joan Stewart, Kevin & Janet Tremble, Kiyoko Yamaoka, Catherine Young & many more - you know who you are - thank you.
Special thanks to: Signe Knutson, Alvin Lans, Sarah Pratt, Bill & Kathy Smith, Joseph Soltero, Joe Wall, the birdsong trail, the traveling cabinet grand, the chickadees & the trees that make everything okay.
To my listeners: Writing these songs and singing them has healed my soul and spirit from the biggest loss I have ever known; these songs became an internal compass when I had never felt more lost. With my newfound orientation, I am thrilled to set the songs free by sharing them with you. I pray, with all of my heart, that they will bring you peace, joy and, most of all, hope. I hope these songs comfort you.