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"Lust for Wanda" Brings Teamaker to the Valley
by Philip H. Farber
Marc Teamaker is a singer and songwriter loosely based in New England. As the pun in the title of his debut album "Lust for Wanda" implies, he likes to travel, both physically and musically. While his music hovers on the edge of "alternative," his wide-ranging instrumental and compositional talents take him through som interesting terrain before the CD has played out.
The first thing that comes to mind when the album's first track, "Gabriel," begins to play is that the melody seems heavily inspired by John Lennon. There are hints of that all through the album, including some Beatlesque over-dubbed harmonies, but the sum total of influences equals something idionsyncratic and unique. Once you've heard Teamaker, you'll easily recognize his voice and style the next time.
Teamaker's musical talents are evidently multi-instrumental; he plays everything but percussion on the recording. Studio magic puts it all together very nicely into a full but particularly clean sound that highlights Teamaker's clear voice and poetic lyrics. Listen for the great slide guitar on "No Fool My Girl," or the ringing and tasty electric guitar on "Sugar Actress."
Anyway, concering Marc Teamaker's Wanda Lust, he'll be traveling through this area in the coming weeks, with a stop at the Ann Beal Bocht Cafe in Riverdale on April 15th; a gig with Annie Haslam at the Towne Crier Cafe in Pawling on April 17th; and a stop at the Tinker Street Cafe in Woodstock on April 21st.
For more information about Marc Teamaker, visit his web site at http://www.beehivepro.com
Philip H. Farber is a freelance writer who lives in the Hudson Valley. He writes for a variety of area publications, including the Kingston Daily Freeman and the Woodstock Times, as well as national magazines, books, web sites and anyplace else that will offer him money or gratification.
He can be reached at PStuart@aol.com
Posted on April 10, 1998
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