New CD: Turn Back A Page
We are excited and happy to announce that our new CD, TURN BACK A PAGE, is has arrived. We are hoping to mail them out to friendly radio stations around Feb. 12. The “official” release date is March 2. Please join us for a special CD
release concert on March 5 at the Howmet Playhouse in Whitehall, MI.
For more information and to reserve tickets call… (231) 894-4048.
Locally in Western Michigan, we hope to once again have them available at Sun Wind and Rain in Muskegon, Glass Reflections in Muskegon Heights, Schuler Books and Music in Grand Rapids, and Elderly Instruments in Lansing. It
will eventually be available for purchase or download at CDBaby.com,
iTunes, digstation.com, amazon, and other online distribution sites.
Of course, our favorite way to get our music into your hands is to see you in person. Our schedule is at our website, so take a look and make a plan to come on out to get your autographed copy. We can’t wait for you to hear it.
Here’s the Press Release:
The popular musical couple Ruth and Max Bloomquist is set to release their long awaited fourth recording project. Turn Back A Page, the newest collection of original songs by award winning songwriter Ruth Bloomquist, will be released for sale to the general
public on March 2, 2010. An extensive promotion to Folk and Roots radio starts
in mid-February to coincide with the annual conference of the Folk Alliance
International. Ruth and Max will be attending the conference to promote
themselves and their new recording.
A celebratory CD release concert is planned for Friday March 5, 7:30 PM at the Howmet Playhouse, 304 S. Mears Ave, Whitehall, MI. For ticket information call 231 894-4048. The couple will make the product available at their concerts as soon as
they have them in their possession.
In addition to direct sales at their concerts the Bloomquists plan to make this recording available at several West Michigan retail outlets including Sun Wind and Rain in Muskegon, Glass Reflections in Muskegon Heights, and Schuler Books and Music in Grand
Rapids. It will also be available
at CDbaby.com, iTunes, digstation.com, and other popular on-line retail and
download web sites.
Turn Back A Page, the fourth independent recording project from long-time performers, Ruth and Max Bloomquist, is a collection of 12 of Ruth’s newest songs produced with acoustic instruments only. Ruth and Max play guitar and bass, respectively. Ruth handles
all of the lead vocals with Max singing the bulk of the harmony. Featured guest
musicians include frequent stage mates John King (b-bender guitar) and Dan
Seabolt (fiddle) with special guest Jeff Rose (mandolin) and co-producer Scott
Zylstra (guitars). David Habetler lends his 12-string guitar sound to one
track, and Lansing area musician Cindy Morgan plays concertina on another.
Additional harmony is supplied by Theresa Smith and by Ruth herself.
A few of the Ruth penned songs included on the disc are: Michigan Girl, Ruth’s love song to her home state; Daddy Was An Old Man, the true story of a friend born when his father was 58 years old; gospel song Bathe Me In The Water; and Ruth’s memorial to John
Denver, I’ll Remember John.
The Bloomquists have enjoyed a long career in music since they met in 1975 and discovered their common love for music played with acoustic instruments and featuring lyrics from the heart, including Folk, Bluegrass, Traditional Country, Celtic, and Folk Rock. For more
information on Ruth and Max Bloomquist and to view their performance schedule
see their website at www.ruthbloomquist.com.