May 11, 2019

‘Waking Up’ Performed Live at The Troy Arts Center of the Capital Region – January 26, 2019

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Hope you enjoy this performance of ‘Waking Up’ (*please disregard the title displayed on the video), a song I wrote a few decades ago. I don’t remember the exact year I wrote it, but the song has held up and here I am performing it in 2019. Hope you enjoy this performance and special added effects half way through the song for some theatrical drama 😉

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May 11, 2019

Time is Slippery Better Get To It!

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It seems like my January 26th show at the Troy Arts Center was a few weeks ago, when in actuality it’s been almost 4 months. I’m not getting any younger and time is just going to keep on slipping by while I slide along. I hope that writing this will in some way make me more accountable for keeping my site up to date with new recordings and interesting shows. I’ve been working/refining my craft for many years now and I’m feeling the pull to start recording/cataloging my songs. As human-beings we all are searching for answers to give our lives some meaning. I wonder if the search is inside ourselves to find what we are good at, what we have of value to share with the community/world. So let’s see if I can stick to this plan and share what I’m good at 🙂

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January 24, 2019

Special January 26th Concert – Building Community through Ears, Eyes, Hearts and Stomachs

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I’m looking forward to my concert this Saturday – January 26th at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. My goal is to bring people together in an intimate theater space where we can all connect in the stories of the songs I’ve written. It’s a way to build community through laughter, common-ground and a break from the grind. Stories are what carry and inform us from generation to generation and art/music serves as a worthy vehicle for those stories.

In this spirit, I will be performing a 50 minute opening set from 8-8:50 PM and then there will be an extended intermission for the audience to mingle/network -make new friends. There will be tasty food on-hand from DeFazio’s Pizzeria, Cookies, Veggies, Coffee, Juice and a cash bar for wine and beer. Food and soft drinks are included in the $20 ticket cost.

The stage center-piece will showcase local artist Becca Giel’s painting, ‘Torrential’ selling for $1,800. To see more of Becca Giel’s work online, – please follow/click this link. /

Here is Becca’s Artist Statement

My work is inspired by my study of psychology, spirituality, nature and biology, working parallel to my own internal studies. In this way each piece is a self-portrait and a thesis that describes a state of being, state of emotion or state of transcendence through the mediums of color and movement. They are the dialogue between instinct and free willed intention. They represent the indescribable experience of the human animal.

It is the language of discovery, sentience and soul. I am inspired by the work of Joan Micthell (artist), Francine Shapiro (Doctor of Psychology), and Anodea Judith ( Author and Therapist).

I truly hope that this concert satisfy’s everybody’s -ears, eyes, hearts, and stomachs 🙂
Cheers!
Maurizio Russomanno

*To purchase tickets and more details on this show – please follow/click this link.

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December 13, 2018

December (Free Live Music Downloads)

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I record all my live performances in an effort to learn from my mistakes, make refinements, and do more of what works 🙂 It’s a great feeling catching that lightning in a bottle from time to time. I hope you enjoy some of these recordings from this past December.

Cheers, Maurizio

Beauty In The Light written by Maurizio Russomanno
Performed and recorded live at The Rustic Barn Pub on December 15, 2018 by Maurizio Russomanno

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Across The Great Divide written by Kate Wolf
Performed and recorded live at The Rustic Barn Pub on December 15, 2018 by Maurizio Russomanno

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Auld Lang Syne written by Scott Burns in 1788
Performed and recorded live at The Rustic Barn Pub on December 15, 2018 by Maurizio Russomanno

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Country Roads, Take Me Home – John Denver
Performed and recorded live at The Rustic Barn Pub on December 15, 2018 by Maurizio Russomanno

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Space Oddity (Major Tom) – David Bowie
Performed and recorded live at The Rustic Barn Pub on December 15, 2018 by Maurizio Russomanno

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February 6, 2018

No Need To Pray For Rain

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No Need to Pray for Rain

The idea to write this song came to me while I was walking into my home on a dark, cold and icy brown evening. I was thinking to myself wouldn’t it be nice to just have a massive rain storm wash this all away. Then I thought, maybe it’s best to accept the fact spring isn’t coming anytime soon and it’s not the mud-snow and ice that needs to be washed away but a change in my outlook. So there you are, a song was born with a message that can be applied universally. Sometimes we all are looking for a quick fix, for something to happen when what it really takes is a change in our hearts and minds. I know this world ain’t perfect but it’s a start. Cheers and hope you like the song!

Lyrics:

Waiting for the rain – for the rain to come – waiting for the rain to come
Waiting for the rain – for the rain to come – rain gonna wash it all away

No nothing can wash it away -except a change – a change in our hearts
That opens up our minds and that’s a start
No Need to Pray for Rain

I heard people say when those floodwaters come gonna shine like brand new
Gonna wash it away -those dirty rusty blues
But rust never dies – that much I know is true
Best to keep moving and fill our hearts with the truth

No nothing can wash it away -except a change – a change in our hearts
That opens up our minds and that’s a start
No Need to Pray for Rain

Why are we so divided? Tell me, who is pulling the strings?
We all want something baby – something to believe
But everybody’s fighting – drawing up their lines
All I am saying is try and open up your mind

No nothing can wash it away -except a change – a change in our hearts
That opens up our minds and that’s a start
No Need to Pray for Rain

Waiting for the rain – for the rain to come – waiting for the rain to come
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