Lost in Razzi Berry Field
I've often been asked to explain my style of music. I would have to say that the fact that I was born in the mid-sixties in a northern suburban town, north of Detroit Michigan had a large influence on my style. At that time, two of the largest musical movements going on were Mo-town, and Rock-n-Roll. Being the youngest of seven, these types of music were always being played around the house by my brother's and sister's. At that time the hot new artists were Led Zeppelin, Ted Nugent, Bob Seger, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Diana Ross and the Supremes and the whole Motown scene. But I would have to say that the Beatles were the group that was most instrumental in the fact that music picked me. These artists inspired the upbeat rhythms, and strong lyrics and leads that are a signature in my music. My life has changed immensely over the past few years. In early 2005, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world. We doubled that in 2007 with the birth of our second child. My music took a back seat during the last few years. I'm Mr. Mom, so I take care of my children during the week and work a part time job on the weekends. So my priorities were my children and family. They still are my priority, but I've been able to finally fit in some music time and finish my CD. I have to say being a stay at home father was the best decision I have ever made. I have an amazing relationship with both of my children. Now they are starting to jam with their dad. How cool is that! The journey of recording my debut CD has been going on for about 9 years, when I started recording it was at a few underground studios in someone's basement. Finally realizing that spending money on studio time was too expensive and there was a point where I decided to do something similar to the 'Field of Dreams' concept. Build it, and they will come. So ultimately, I made a commitment to buy instruments, and equipment that would inspire me to produce music. Since I have finished my new project I've gotten really great response. The other thing is that I'm very proud of this work and I feel like this represents what I'm all about as a songwriter and a musician. Gathered are 11 original songs written, arranged, produced and mixed by me. I also played every note except drums on all tracks. Drums by: Jeff Schwartz As far as my other areas of interest, I am a huge nature fan. I take advantage of any opportunity to trail blaze. An ideal day for me would be sitting on the top of a mountain with the ones I love. I love exploring and photographing sites unseen by others. It's a passion I plan on incorporating into my website, 'muraskomusic.com' with photos of these adventures. Stay tuned... My wish is that my music will capture an audience of both young and old. I know that young people are the predominant consumers and buyers of music; however, I hope that what I have put together will reach out to both of these age groups. Cheers and Happy Listening! Murasko Murasko's debut, 'Lost In Razzi Berry Field,' is a brilliant combination of melodies and musical passages that have a modern feel with classic overtones. His lyrics invoke the imagination and deliver sincerity and an enthusiasm that is addictive. Murasko is definitely on his way to something big. I highly recommend this work to anyone who, like me, is starving for something new and original, and admire those who dare to be different. -Rick Tetzlaff, Producer, Engineer.