Mari Loehrlein grew up in a musical family, surrounded by sounds of singing, harmony, and musical instruments. After a career teaching Horticulture, she returned to her passion of singing.
For this, her debut CD, Mari has chosen some of her favorite songs to sing: songs expressing feelings about love, life, home, and family. She draws not just from the standards of the 1st 1/2 of the 20th century, but also drawing in the classic songs of the great singer songwriters of the 2nd 1/2 such as John Prine, Carol King, Bob Dylan and Gillian Welch to name just a few. Call it the New American Songbook, if you will.
Chris Vallillo, who produced the CD, provided all the instrumentation, matching each song with the appropriate feel and style of guitar, bass, harmonica, mandolin, or banjo and vocals as needed to provide just the right mood and setting. “It’s excellent, classic material that just naturally fell into a simple Americana style that was perfect for Mari’s voice.” Vallillo said. He is joined by Grammy nominated percussionist Rocky Maffit and Kayla Kammermeyer who jumps in on the backing vocals on the title song, the album’s one original piece.
It’s classic material, beautifully performed!
Angel From Montgomery
Blue Kentucky Girl
Look At Miss Ohio
I Love How You Love Me
Georgia On My Mind
I’ll Be Your Baby
I’ll Do My Cryin’ in the Rain
Down Along the Dixie Line
Love Blues (I Don’t Know When I’m Gonna See Ya’)
When We’re Gone