Marasco featuring live set by Gretchen Rhodes.
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KENNY CHESNEY BRINGS GRETCHEN RHODES TO LIFE ON A ROCK LONG TIME VIRGIN ISLANDS, HAWAIIAN ARTIST FEATURED
Nashville: When Kenny Chesney decided to take some of the songs he’d been writing for himself and his friends and turn them into his most intimate and reflective project, he wanted to capture the things that offered a balance to the million-miles-a-minute pace of his life. The people, the friends, the lessons learned and hours spent beyond the footlights allowed the man who’s sold in excess of a million tickets on each of his past ten tours to recharge and consider what his music needs to be, possibly “shaped the artist people see.”
With “When I See This Bar” and “Happy on the Hey Now” serving as its emotional core, the songwriter, whose first publishing deal was with Acuff Rose, wanted authenticity. When he had began going to the Virgin Islands, long before his career took hold, Chesney was more a kid with a dream – and he met a young woman sitting on a stool playing music named Gretchen Rhodes, who was living the same kind of dream.
“The thing about Gretchen,” Chesney says, “is that she had this voice that you could hear in a room. When she’d sing, people would turn around to see who it was… and she could keep folks there all night, just listening to her songs. I know: my friends and I used to go down to this beach bar a lot and listen to her play.”
Part of Chesney’s original group of free spirits, Rhodes has made her way on the musical winds to Los Angeles, back to the islands, then onto Hawaii, where she now lives and makes music. An artist on her own terms, she was someone Chesney felt needed to be on Life On A Rock to close some circles, add some truth and share the magic of a place that impacted his soul.
“To sit on a stool and play music because you love it, because you have songs to sing, that’s the mark of a music person” he says of his friend. “Gretchen has always had that! She is as good as they come, has a voice that’ll stop you – and no matter what happens, she’s going to be making music, because that’s who she is.
“I was just glad we could make this work, because she’s so much a piece of my life and that circle of friends. We may live physically so far apart, but the fact that we did, it tells you so much how much it really is just one world.”
Already recorded in London, Los Angeles, Jamaica and Nashville, Life On A Rock made its way to Hawaii for one more very special guest. With an April 30 release date, fans who’ve been previewing the album on the exclusive iTunes’ stream will finally be able to get their copy. They can also check out various songs from the album on “Good Morning America” and “Jimmy Fallon” April 30. On April 29, fans will have the chance to hear Chesney talk about the album in almost its entirety. The event will broadcast live across more than 100 Clear Channel Country radio stations as well as station websites and iHeartRadio.com
And here about my dear friend Pio Marasco, Gretchen's husband !
Read more HERE about him and his business, Maui Fin Company
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