This is Mariko Ruhle's debut album, it was recorded in my bedroom with urgency and ease... Dedicated to my family of blood and friendship.
***Included in the download is more album art, and lyrics.
released 29 May 2013
The Wonder Years
All songs written by Mariko Ruhle, except Lullaby co-written by Jack Wilson
Recorded and Produced By Jack Wilson and Mariko Ruhle
Mixed By Alex Kostelnik
Recorded in Seattle WA, in the Madkin Apartments 2013
“The Madkin Band”
Mariko Ruhle - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar on “Wind Merchant” and “Woodgrain”
Jack Wilson - Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Eric Miller - Drums, Percussion
Zach Warnes - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar on “Lullaby”
Steve Miller - Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Lorraine Perrin - Viola, Violin
Jeremy Summer - Banjo, Bass on “Human Nature” “Native” and “Old Revelry”
Cara Brennan - Organ on “Dear, Heart”
Without love from all directions this music would not have been captured. I am so thankful for the people who allowed me to grow and never stopped believing. Endless love to Atticus, “my sail...” The universe lay a course of connections that all magically aligned in order for this experience to occur. To the wanderers and writers, players and dancers, the gypsies and lovers, the dreamers and realists... Thank you for all your inspiration and gifts. Here is something in return a greeting and goodbye, an ending of one moment and the beginning of all else...