Dear Marsha – Woo-Hoo!
Dear Marsha’s debut release is a fun, thoughtful and surprising CD. The band is led by the incredible vocals of Raina Ayres, and backup of Wendy Clay. The rest of the band includes Russ Griffin Jr. on lead guitar, Chuck Alexander on bass, and Scott Neil on drums. Additional guests on the CD are “Mr. Bill” Dennis on harmonica, Micheal D. Weadick on congas, and Hannah Alkire on cello.
The CD is filled with many addictive songs. The best of these are “Lookin’ Thru You (Chicken Song)” Dear Marsha’s standard with cowbell, and bullhorn, “The Lie” about lying to oneself in a relationship, “Lonna” a haunting song about loss, and “Stay and Fight” about whether a relationship is going to be worth the battle. Many of the songs betray Dear Marsha’s Texas roots with almost country riffs hidden in rock beats. Raina and Wendy drive the CD with vocals, and a sound that captures you with its sincerity and strength.
Finally, Dear Marsha is an energetic group that can draw a great crowd. Look for Dear Marsha as they do a multi-state tour to promote Woo-Hoo. Until they make it to you, but the CD.