After Ken and I arrived in California following the demise of Double Shot, my sister, Marjie Orton, was busy writing and performing her own original songs with a band called Honey Creek, a three piece all girl acoustic group.
Eventually, their band broke up, and Marjie decided to put together a studio session of pick-up musicians to record a bunch of her original songs; 9 in all. She dubbed the “band” Island Fever and called the collection “Coast Is Clear”.
On the CD she plays guitar, mandolin and keyboards. Ken played lead and I played bass. Marjie did all the vocals. Also on the album were Rachel Siegel on woodwinds and her friend, Claudia Paige, on drums. The first tracks we laid down were Marjie’s guitar and my bass accompanied by a drum machine we affectionately called Ringo. Other instrument tracks were put down later. There are three samples of songs on her website.
Once the album was completed we had a CD release party to play the songs live. Here are the photos from that session.
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