Sunday, September 24, 2017

Devonte Hynes and Philip Glass

Funny how things come into view when we are open to seeing them. 
I happened across this NPR Music snippet after I clicked on a facebook notification about a Lucinda Williams Tiny Desk Concert. 
I can relate to most of it, so I figure it is worth a share. 

Now back to watch the Lucinda Williams Tiny Desk Concert. Someday I'll tell you the backstory about that time I entered the Tiny Desk Concert. It's more interesting than the actual performance, imho. 


Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Something I feel like sharing. Again, Willie gets it long before most of the rest of the world. 

Have a great day. 
Hope to see you at Bear Music Fest this weekend.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CALL TO ACTION : Net Neutrality Comments Needed Now

Dear Readers:
In case you missed it, July 12th was a Day of Action for Net Neutrality. You can learn more by searching "day of action net neutrality" or "net neutrality" or "net neutrality bill" or something to that effect. Wired and Mashable have some good articles/online posts about it.
I cannot stress enough how important it is that each of us takes a moment to make a comment in favor of preserving net neutrality.
To do so, please visit this link, click on + Express and fill out the form, including the comment section. Please use your real name and contact information.
I sent in my comment. Here is my confirmation:
------ Forwarded message ----------
From: <>
Date: Jul 12, 2017 9:05 AM
Subject: FCC ECFS Filing Confirmation
Thank you for your submission to the FCC Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).
Please Note that your filing will not be available for searching until it has been reviewed and posted by the FCC.
 Confirmation Number: XXXXXXXXXX
Proceeding(s): 17-108 : Restoring Internet Freedom
Filer(s): Mari Tamburo
Brief Comments: Net neutrality is crucial to the health and wealth of our society because people from all walks of life have gifts to share with the world and we have much to teach and learn from each other. A free and open internet makes this possible. Please preserve net neutrality
Admittedly, it's not the most eloquent example of my writing, but it makes a clear statement that I want to protect net neutrality.
All efforts do not have to be perfect, but we do need to make them.
Thanks in advance for not being "silent in the shadows."
Best Regards,

Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Love Within

Surrounded by blue,
the love that comes from within,

Copyrights Mari Tamburo
All Rights Reserved

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Music on Friday, in SF

Downbeat 9:30 pm
21 and over
The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Three sets of mostly blues. Some danceable, some not so much.
Join us if you feel like it.

Recommended Read: The Price of Equality

A unanimous Supreme Court decision evens up the requirements for citizenship.

Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12th Show

Hello Again,
Hope this email finds you well. The news is giving me the blues, so I'm grateful that I get to sing tonight. We have a special guest on the drum throne tonight, Adam "Bagel" Berkowitz! He's a great guy and a solid drummer.
For my fiscally challenged friends, use the promo code MOM when ordering your tickets amd buy yourself some tacos. They are pretty tasty!
All details here :

Be kind to yourself.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Recommended Read : Motivation

This is s good lesson for life. At least I think so at this moment.

"...sometimes the lack of motivation that we see in our students is a function of the work that we are asking them to do."


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Music News

Hey All!
 "Indivisible" won "Best Song" in the March WCSA San Rafael Competition! Thanks to everyone for your support. I updated the version. MT


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tonight at the Fenix in San Rafael

I'll be singing a couple of tunes with my friend Craig Caffall during the jam part of the evening.

919 fourth street
San Rafael


Go to my twitter @marimackmusic for a link closer to show time.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Saturday, February 18th

Hello Everyone!
Hope this email finds you well and happy or at least not stressing about things you cannot control. Keep sending those cards, letters and calls to our elected representatives. They do need feedback! Besides, it makes you feel as if you at least tried. At times like these, I go to the Serenity Prayer or to one of my favorite Dalai Lama quotes: "If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever."
Dalai Lama XIV
If you are in the Mill Valley area and looking for something to do on Saturday, February 18th,  Head on over to the Throckmorton for the Mill Valley Music's 9th anniversary show. I'm joining the All Stars for a couple of tunes.
We are performing The Last Waltz, so I'll be digging deep for Mavis' parts in "The Weight" and Levon's licks in "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."
If last night's rehearsal is any indication, we are all in for a treat. Such great tunes and nice people.
Jeffrey Halford is also a special guest and I'm sure I'm leaving someone out. Apologies in advance if that is the case.
Mill Valley Music All Stars are Gary Scheunstuhl, Austin DeLone, Don Zimmer, Neal McDonald, Jesse Kincaid, Cole and Mikki Tate.
And of course, we have the Marinfidels rockin' classically in the first set.
Hope you can join us.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Reminder : 2/11 in SF

Hello Everyone!
 A friendly reminder that we will he playing mostly blues and yet another version of "Indivisible" in San Francisco this Saturday night :
 The Saloon
1232 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 9:30 downbeat
We go until about 1:30 am!
 Lineup :
 Yours Truly in Mari Mack mode on vocals
Arne Frager on bass
Richard Wood on the B3
Tal Morris on guitar
Larry Vann on drums
 Thanks for reading, thanks for listening, and most importantly, thanks for caring and being kind to animals, each other and our planet.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

We uploaded the "Love" version of "Indivisible" - hope you enjoy it. Also updated the edited version to this version.


Monday, January 30, 2017

February 1 at The Fenix

Sing along to the song. Jackson and I made this video. Hope it helps. Not the best quality, but it's kind of cool the the sun starts to shine on my face at a significant moment in the lyric.
Anyway, I thought it was serendipitous.

Hope to see you at the Fenix. Or online!


Sunday, January 29, 2017

"We won’t be silent in the shadows..."

I have to share this post that Dan Rather published on facebook.

As disheartening as current events are, it is my firm belief that worldwide, a sleeping giant is indeed awakening.


Thursday, January 19, 2017


Hi All,
Felt the need to express something in song. It's kind of a march, so we send this out to all the people with courage to march for peace, justice and the health of mother earth.
Tamburo copyright 2017*

We won’t be silent in the shadows
We won't be driven to despair
We'll bring the light wherever we go
Protect the water and the air
We are, we are, we are indivisible
We walk along oceans and prairies
We are, we are, we are indivisible
Together our voices will carry
And as we gather, old and young
Growing in numbers day by day
Joining our hands and hearts as one
We stand in unity and say,
"We are, we are, we are indivisible
Free to choose who we love
Free to marry
We are, we are, we are indivisible
Together our voices will carry
We are, we are, we are indivisible
We walk along oceans and prairies
We are, we are, we are, indivisible
Together our voices will carry
Together our voices will carry
Together our voices will carry..."

* I wrote the melody and lyrics, offered songwriting credit to Jackson ( guitar player) as I felt he helped me bring the song to life. He agreed at first, then declined. As is often the case, there to the story, but I'm saving the details for a book.)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January Show!

Good morning, afternoon or evening! It all depends upon when you are reading this, I guess.

First and foremost, Happy New Year! Hope you had a fun celebration of your choice. Sending love and light out to all.

I'm excited about how the world seems to be awakening. Each of us has the power to effect the world around us, to bring kindess and compassion.

Vines in San Anselmo is starting up a "Second Saturday" for 2017. 
As fate would have it, Livin' Like Kings has the honor of kicking it off.

Vines is located in the Red Hill Shopping Center, tucked behind the gas station. A few doors back from Pizzalina. You can bring in your own food, but please support Vines buy purchasing your beverages in house.

Starting at 7pm going until about 10. Join us if you feel like subjecting yourself to some fun and soulful, bluesy jams. And a random hug.