Midnight Sky

Midnight SkyMidnight Sky is a collection of 12 songs, eleven of which are written by Marty himself in collaboration once again with Joe Spiteri. The album opens with the title song, which introduces for the first time in Marty’s music the Cajun sound of the accordion, an instrument also featured in Louisiana Girl, a song about dancing and partying with this southern belle and the zydeco.

Two songs of faith are also included here; God sent angel is a ballad about the strong faith of a childless woman while the power of prayer is a bluegrass number that will surely uplift you.

Marty also introduces Lora Mae to the listeners, a country rock song about an out of control redneck woman who just moved into the neighborhood; The sound of the fiddle opens up three of the songs on the album; First there’s Addict for your love, a contemporary country ballad about an addict, not for smoke or alcohol but for the love of a woman; then there’s Run Angel Run, an up-tempo song that speaks directly to that young woman whose dreams are being shattered in the big city and a warning voice telling her to pack her bags and travel on.

One of the two more traditional sounding songs on the album, Queen of my heart is a country ballad reminiscent of the classic country songs that artists like George Jones recorded through the years with the twin fiddles and the steel guitar complementing each other.

Then there’s the only song which is not co-written by Marty but penned by Nashville songwriter, Lonnie Ratliff along with Vaughn Lofstead, a honky tonk song about The rise and fall of a honky tonk hero.

The fresh sound of the Latin guitar introduces Just in case, a mid-tempo song about lost love. Mama, you’re the lady is a special tribute to all the wonderful mothers, both the living and the ones residing up above while the album’s closing track Forever yours is an acoustic song about love eternal. This album will indeed take you on a musical journey with all its variation in mood and style. Enjoy the Ride!      

See also the Midnight Sky glossary!

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