There is power in quiet intimacy of Mare Wakefield’s vocals. Her delivery finds a match in the refined keyboard work of Nomad. The duo as Mare Wakefield and Nomad have a new album release with Time to Fly. The album takes off, catching air on a true co-piloting as Mare Wakefield has trouble mourning on “The Day We Buried Mama (and Cousin Bobby Joe Got Wed)” as Nomad moves the mood from a somber affair with church organ and into a festive mood with honky tonk piano. Accordion notes fortify the resolve in “I Will Not Be Broken” while the commitment of the character in “Breathe” takes hope higher as piano rolls let a Blue Jazz Be-Bop rhythm carry the tale of “The Boxer and the Beauty Queen”.
For both Mare Wakefield and Nomad, life has been about movement, pilgrims on a journey that gave Mare eight different home addresses before she was ten. The child of wanderers, she explains that ‘Daddy was a seeker. Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was a gypsy, loving nothing more than a long stretch of highway’. Nomad was born in Turkey, beginning his musical education at the Istanbul Conservatory before receiving a scholarship to Berklee School of Music. Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, Mare Wakefield and Nomad see the colors of autumn tumble on an equally cascading rhythm in “Falling”, and raise the spirits with the enthusiastic confidence and bounce of “Real Big Love” as “Land of the Free” takes sides for liberty and Time to Fly shares the tender tale of “Bernice & Bernadette”.
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