Marty Rigby releases "Life Like A Song"!
Welcome, and thanks for visiting Marty Rigby Music!! The new CD offers a high level of storytelling, musical talent and originality!
Thirteen songs that tell a story, paint a picture, conjure a memory or make you dance! Marty Rigby has been writing and performing songs that hold the experience and the influence of the people of Texas for forty years. His visual lyrics paint the scenes of his Texas Family and express the simple joy and pain of love and survival.
Austin veteran producer/engineer Jay Hudson joined forces with Marty to produce “Life Like A Song”. The friends and band-mates they feature on this CD are some of the unsung heroes of the ATX live music scene and many are originally from Corpus Christi, TX, Marty's hometown. Ephraim Owens, who most recently has been on tour with Mumford & Sons and Sheryl Crow adds his ever so tasteful trumpet solos to “Short Story” and “Freak” while Tom Robinson (W.C. Clark) plays his saxophone with fire and originality. Michael O'Connor, celebrated Texas songwriter and guitar sideman to Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Susan Gibson and more, plays his Martin guitar with a sound like a music box on “Too Damn Mad Too Be Sweet” then signs his signature with a hot Jerry Reed like acoustic lead at the break. He and long time Austin electric guitarist Spencer Jarmon (Vanguards, Ponty Bone) play dual slide guitars on the opening track, “Texas Family” while Spencer's rhythm and lead work on, “What Old Soldiers Know” shine with his journeyman Austin chops, right after Marty's son Naiman soars through a unique and melodic harmonica solo.
Two years of dedicated work and creative effort went into this production. The anchors of this project along with Marty were Mike Gersmann on drums, percussion and backup vocals and Chip Dill on bass guitar...all over that bass guitar!! These two deserve extra praise and thanks for their friendship, patience and especially their musicianship throughout the creative journey to find the heart of the songs on this CD. Purchase yours today!!!
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"Magic Mondays" at Roadhouse Rags with Clay Connell and Matt Smith!!
If you're in Austin and you're a budding songwriter and guitar player, then you're invited to Roadhouse Rags in Deep South Austin every Monday from 6pm to 9pm. This is a comfortable vintage wear store with a live stage out back that will feature a powerful group of songwriters sharing new tunes, ideas and jamming on the spot!! Surprise visits by some of Austin's most popular performers establish a communal environment meant to provide support for musical growth and sharing.
Marty Rigby placed as a Semi-Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest 2011!!!
Marty placed in the top five vocalist for the month of February 2012 at Singer Universe!
Thanks again for visiting. I look forward to seeing you at the shows!