Marcia Watson Bendo is a multi-talented artist that is accomplished in many disciplines including the violin and a large selection of Native American Flutes. Picking up a woodwind changed her life and her music. Woodland Moons is her tribute to that instrument. In her own words, the artist explains what her music stands for…. “I strive to artistically create music that resonates with people by expressing an emotion, an image, a story, or reviving a memory.”
This Wonderful Native flute premier debut album “Woodland Moons” truly sets Marcia’s delightful playing apart from all the others, the plethora of instruments she plays on this marvellous release…is just something very special - the perfect introduction to a new talent you’ll be hearing much more from in the future…
Take a musical journey into the heart of the night on “Woodland Moons”, Let Marcia’s lilting flute melodies, enhanced with piano, superb orchestrations, and gentle rhythms, whisk you away, dissolving your cares from the day's stress. Featuring flawless mixing and mastering by the renowned Trammell Starks.
Marcia’s music gives the listener a sense of “connection” that many other players just can’t realize, no matter how much musical education or experience they may have, and the songs she has created here are as rich in diversity as possible… one of the best examples of that broad range is the “heavy” sounds you might expect with a tune titled “Big Bear Moon“… it’s not hard (at all) to imagine woodland encounters with a lumbering, furry creature… and yet, there’s a gentleness about the piece that makes it very attractive for the long term… this one will be getting a lot of replays – I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find this composition being nominated for and winning an award.
Of the 12 aural adventures Marcia offers up, her mastery at “weaving” various instruments into a full-blown orchestral experience makes her stand apart most enchantingly and this musical maestro has delivered a very delightful debut album indeed, you’ll want to hear this album…more & more.
The impressions of classical music came at an early age for multi-instrumentalist Marcia Watson Bendo. The vibrations of strings and the air movement of woodwinds caught her attention and she decided that music would be an important part of her life. That and maybe being a scientist. At age seven it was 88 keys, and through the years, violin, the clarinet, and the Native American flute. Recently she learned to play the harp. It is that never ending curiosity and desire to learn that has inspired her continued pursuit of a long career in the music industry.
Marcia’s formative years were spent playing the violin, during which she performed with the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, The Tulsa Opera, and The Tulsa Ballet strengthening her classical roots. She went on to perform with notables such as Sammy Davis Jr., Doc Severinsen, and Ella Fitzgerald and with conductors Skitch Henderson and Arthur Fiedler. She continued her career as a free-lance violinist playing with Tom Jones, Don Williams, and she appeared in an Osmond Productions concert on HBO television.
Bendo picked up the Native American flute in 2011 and her career changed. She began composing for the flute and piano, honed her recording skills, and composed an album called Woodland Moons that featured flutes accompanied by light orchestral elements.
Marcia lives each day to focus on her music. Her joy in the journey, She gauges her success not on celebrity, but in the potential exchange with her listeners. It is the little things that she appreciates; learning new material and breathing life into her music.
Her current music embraces several genres such as classical, traditional folk and World genres with unique instrumental textures not typically heard in Native American Flute recordings. What gives her the most pleasure is connecting with her listeners on many levels, both musically and spiritually.
She has many goals for her music, but on a personal level, she believes it’s important to be informed about evolving issues affecting the music industry, artists, and creators. She hopes that the technology which allows people to create, record, share, and collaborate with others worldwide will retain the human element in its evolution.
Marcia Watson Bendo has delivered a gem of a debut album, it culminates a career in music perfecting her craft with some of the biggest names in the music industry…now showcasing her many unique talents with the world.
We really hope that Marcia continues this journey…the world now has a new, very bright musical star!
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Woodland Moons, it’s now available via the links below.