I am so grateful for having Some of NJ's finest musicians and singers join me in recording
"Our Spirit Is Strong".
As a songwriter and musician, the way that I am able to give back to my community is through song. When Sandy hit, I sat in a very dark place and prayed for an answer about how I can help heal these unbearable wounds that my extended friends and family were dealt. What came, in answer to my prayers were several songs. The 1st was "Garden State" and the 2nd "Our Spirit Is Strong".
When I reached out to Joe D'Maio at Shorefire about recording the song at his studio, he simply replied "when would you like to come in?". When I reached out to George McMorrow(Cinecall) about making this video, he simply replied "when do you need me?" When I reached out to all of the musicians and singers (All named at the end of this video) they all replied "just tell me where and when"...
Reflecting on all of this brings a tear to my eye and a puts a smile on my face. This is an incredibly strong and caring community of folks coming together in our time of great need. There isn't nearly enough visibility in the media these days about the devastation to NJ homes and families , It's still a long road of healing ahead and we need all the help we can get.
Special Thanks to our Amazing Jersey Shore Musical Community....
In our time of need you all came through like champs!
Arne Wendt, Jerry Gaskill, Lee Finkelstein, Pat Guadagno, Jack Daley, Lance Larsen, JT Bowen, Mary McCrink, Reagan Richards, Tommy LaBella, Rick Brunermer, Tommy Meares, Pete Maurer, Steve Jankowski, Maureen McCrink, Tom Parr, Mario Casella, Tommy "Pipes" McDonnell, Rich Mercurio, Paul Avrutin, Deb Lyons, Rich Taskowitz, John Berry, Michael Ghegan, Layonne Holmes, Nick Clemons, Timmy Douglas, Matt OĠRee, Glen Palmer, Gordon Brown, John Harvey, Sandy Mack, Tony Palligrossi, Kelley Dewkett, Lisa Sherman - And our incredible support group in the media Jean Mikle, Tom Cagle, Lynne Ward, Bev Beveridge, Michele Pav, Brian Thompson, Bert Baron, Grace Hanlon, Big Joe Henry, Rich Robinson, Jeff Raspe, Barbara Deitz, John Posada, Suzy Graham, Bernadette Tetro, Cal Shwartz, Tara Jean Vitale, Rich Hoynes, Cindy Jasguar, Restore The Shore Concert Series, The staff at The Strand Theatre And as always, all of our loving and caring friends and fans.
Thank You all for Caring!
With Love Marc and Friends
I hope you are all having a wonderful Holiday Season!
2012 has been a very trying year with far too much anguish for so many to bear. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected.
There is also so much to be thankful for. As in, The amazing love, support and generosity that comes when our friends and loved ones are in need. I am so blessed to know so many of you, our incredible musical community and all that come out to support us in our shows and relief efforts.
As hard as it has been and as hard as it can be at times, Please don't ever lose sight of all of the good that surrounds us each and every day!
We would also like to thank you all for the incredible outpouring of love and caring with your very generous contributions in purchasing "Garden State" for the Sandy Relief Effort. Sandy has destroyed so much and it humbles me to see how something so horrific can bring out the very best in so many conscious people. Go to www.MarcRibler.Com to purchase
NJ Discover was very generous to produce a video of "Garden State" for our Restore The Shore concert at the Strand on November 29- It can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvrWNfY7TCo It's a long road ahead for the rebuilding and healing for NJ So please share the link with all your friends to help us continue these efforts.
We are nearly finished recording a new song entitled "Our Spirit Is Strong" with some of NJ's finest musicians as the next chapter in our relief efforts. 100% of the profits will also be going to the Sandy relief effort.
George McMorrow ( www.Cinecall.com ) has donated his expertise in producing a video for the song.
I am joined by some of NJ's Finest musicians and singers, Pat Guadagno, Lance Larsen, JT Bowen, Tommy "Pipes" McDonald, Jerry Gaskill, Lee Finkelstein, Arne Wendt, Mary McCrink, Reagan Richards, Nick Clemons, Paul Avrutin, Jack Daley, Tommy LaBella, Rick Brunermer, Tommy Meares, Pete Maurer and a host of other jersey shore legends and friends in this song of hope and community.
Stay Tuned for it's release
Come join us on New Years Eve for " A Very Fillmore New Years" at The Wonder Bar Ocean Ave Asbury Park, NJ 8PM -1am $5 from each ticket will go to www.SandyNJReliefFund.Org
We will be performing highlights of some of the best concerts recorded in the history of rock n roll!
Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsys, Allman Brothers, Derek and The Dominoes, CSNY, Miles Davis, Mountain, Humble Pie, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead and much much more
Graham Maby (Bass/Vocals) (Joe Jackson, Natalie Merchant, Jon Bon Jovi)
Marc Muller (Guitar/Vocals) (Dead On Live, Shania Twain, Levon Helm)
Richie Monica(Drums/Percussion) (Eric Gales, Billy Cox)
Lee Finkelstein (Drums) (Blues Bros, Tower of Power, Funk Philharmonic, Timber Wolf)
Tommy LaBella (Tenor/Alto Saxes, Flute) (Jon Bon Jovi, 10,000 Maniacs)
Steve Jankowski (Trumpet/Flugel Horn) (Blood Sweat and Tears, Nile Rogers, Chaka Kahn, George Duke, Robert Plant, Steve Winwood and countless hit records)
Lance Larson (Vocals/Guitar) (Lord Gunner Group, Cold Blast and Steel, Asbury Park Legend) Eryn Shewell (Vocals) (Summer of Love Concert, Solo Artist)
Sandy Mack (Harp/Vocals) (Dead On Live)
and special guests!
I Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a 2013 that fulfills your deepest hopes and wildest dreams.
Marc and Friends!
Heres some highlights from our Restore The Shore Concert on 11/29/12 at The Strand
with Southside Johnny Trapped Again
with Gary US Bonds "Garden State"
With Lance Larsen A little help from my friends
With Tom Bowes What is Hip
With Layonne Holmes Love Reign Over Me
We won't get fooled again
I hope this note finds you and your loved ones safe and sound!
In light of the recent disastrous aftermath of Hurricane Sandy at The Jersey Shore and outlying area's, like so many of us, I was completely moved to want to do whatever I could to make a difference in the Relief Effort.
After experiencing the damage in my neighborhood and so many surrounding Jersey Shore towns, seeing the thousands of horrific images in the media and speaking with so many friends and neighbors that have lost so much, I was incredibly inspired to write and record the song "Garden State".
I went into the studio this past weekend to record it.
We are selling the song for $1.29 and 100% of the profits will be going to worthy Shore Relief charities including www.SandyNjReliefFund.org.
New Jersey and the surrounding area's took the greatest beating that we have ever seen in our lifetime. So many folks are displaced. They need food, shelter, clothing and most of all your love and support.
The boardwalks, bridges, homes and many many towns are ripped to shreds and they desperately need repair. This will take some time and we all must do our part.
I will also be donating 50% of the profits from my first 2 Cd's, This Life and Life is But A Dream.
We are also planning several Jersey Shore relief shows, please see information below.
Your love, care and support in this vitally important matter means the world to me and all the people of New Jersey.
Thank You Ever So Much