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

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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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June 12, 2017

BIRD (So you say your bird can sing)

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Lyrics

So you say – your bird can sing
Well I never heard one that didn’t
But flying is an entirely different thing
When there’s a cage wrapped around your wings

It’s a tragedy to bear – why do we do this to ourselves?
Money can get you there
But will it buy your freedom?

We look so close to try and understand
While the moment slips away
It’s like trying to catch a bird that’s already flown
When the love you need is in your heart

It’s a tragedy to bear – why do we do this to ourselves?
Denial will quell your despair
But will you know the reason?

Walking down the same old road
You think we would have learned by now
Albert Einstein he said it best
Expecting something different is not very sound

It’s a tragedy to bear – why do we do this to ourselves?

Denial will quell your despair
And money will get you there
But will it buy your freedom?

So you say that your bird can sing it’s a very incredible bird
So you say that your bird can sing it’s a very amazing bird
So you say that your bird can sing it’s a spectacular bird
Now you say that your bird can sing it’s a incredible bird

Money can get you there
Money can get you there
But will it buy your freedom?

So you say – your bird can sing
Well I never heard one that didn’t
But flying is an entirely different thing
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December 9, 2016

Seasonal/month appropriate song: ‘December’

FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailI wrote this song a few years ago about as you might have guessed – December. I tried to capture the melancholy feeling of the Holiday Season through two aging lovers who have seen both the good and the bad and are now coming to terms with what lies ahead in their future. Hope you enjoy!

December – lyrics

Her light is on but does she feel?
Does she think she will never grow old?
I can’t remember the last deal that was ever made in the cold
December is always dark and the stars are seldom sold
They just hang there on display – no love for the one’s
Who stayed

Dreamers I call out your name
If I cut you will you bleed the same?
The young they live on their dreams
But the old live by their truths

Come down – come down my love
The hour is getting late

There’s a sunset on Christmas Eve
Orange and burning just like in your dream
When you awoke you were old
And you spread your wings and smiled
You said I’m just like the wind
I’m going to hold-on to the air

I jumped with a grin
And took hold of your hand
I said…

Come down – come down my love
The hour is getting late

Come down – come down my love
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