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These Arms 04:07
Dharma Bums 05:19


These Arms showcases Mark Viator & Susan Maxey on their debut release. The full-length CD features a variety of original songs, a few covers, lush harmonies, and guest performances by Ed Friedland, Slaid Cleaves, Jane Gillman, and Peter Schwarz.


released June 3, 2011

Mark Viator - Vocals, acoustic, electric, and slide guitars,
Susan Maxey - Vocals
Ed Friedland - Bass
Richard White - Drums
Ralph Power - Drums
Chip Dolan - Organ
Peter Schwarz - Fiddle on 3
Beth Chrisman - Fiddle on 4
Steve Doerr - Harmonica on 1
Jane Gillman - Harmonica on 9
Mike Maddux - Accordion
T Jarrod Bonta - Piano on 10
Jim Stringer - Electric guitar on 7
Slaid Cleaves - Vocals on 11

Recorded and produced by Mark Viator at Rambleheart Studio, Austin TX
Mixed and mastered by Cris Burns
Artwork by Judy Paul
Design by Ana Amezcua
Photography by Dana Lynn Stringer
©2011 Rambleheart Records, Austin TX

All songs © 2011 Mark Viator (BMI), except:
“Where Do I Belong” Thad Beckman (Thad Beckman)
“I Would Change My Life” Robert Earl Keen (Keen Edge Music)
“Across the Great Divide” Kate Wolf (Another Sundown Pub Co)
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” Hank Williams (Acuff-Rose Music Inc)


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Mark Viator & Susan Maxey Austin, Texas

Songwriters Viator & Maxey bring you an ever-evolving repertoire of songs about endless highways, hurricanes, barrooms, and the power of love. Their tightly woven vocals are underscored by Mark’s slide and acoustic guitar playing, and Susan’s soulful voice is an instrument all its own. They deliver an emotional authenticity built on the rhythms of Louisiana and the poetry of Texas troubadours. ... more

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