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Rick Schmidln from Bryan wrote on March 12, 2023
Hi Marc, We talked in the early 80 I produced The Doors long form videos in the and for many years thier archivist. I sill locy your music and Asylum Choir is a masterpiece. Rick Schmidlin, I now live in College Station and you google my name in Wikipedia.
Elza Camacho from Las Vegas wrote on December 11, 2022
Hey Marc, I met you at Leon Russels studio back in the late 60’s. I married Robert Washburn years later who was the Brother to Donna Washburn. Alway thought you were so very talented. Listening to yours and Leon’s album. Great memories!
Roger Kraemer from Brea, CA wrote on October 29, 2022
I’ve been listening to Asylum Choir II for over 50 years consistently. It sounds as fresh today as it did then. Brilliant stuff. Thank you!
Abbi Siler from Nags Head, NC wrote on August 26, 2022
A new fan here! My husband and I own a record & tea shop here in NC and a used copy of your Marc Benno self-titled album came through and I put it on. Now I'm keeping it and binging your other records.I love discovering artists who I should have been knowing about all along - that's the beauty of music! Thanks Marc!Abbi
Karen cCochetti Stonerock from Lawton wrote on May 17, 2022
Just wanted to let you know of the passing of Rick Castillo.
Steve Dryden from Fair Haven wrote on April 27, 2022
First concert I attended was Marc Benno..Roxy Music and Humble Pie in Detroit..great show..Stevie Ray was in the Nightcrawlers..
Chris Dragon from Toronto wrote on January 10, 2022
Wow…just when I thought I reached the end of the universe of classic rock music, I discover “minnows” . A perfect soundtrack to my morning walk through a deep forest in a snow storm. I now have some homework. Great melodies and an amazing studio recording. Thanks Marc!
Darian Houde from Pacific Grove, Calif. wrote on October 14, 2021
Love Marc Benni, I use to play Good Year back in the ‘70 on the radio when I was a radio DJ in Salinas, Calif. Just played that album this morning with my coffee.Glad to hear your still around. ZBe safe stay well. Darian Houde
bruce warnke from madison, wi. wrote on September 5, 2021
I was living with friends in northern California about 50 miles from the Bay area. I was 21. We would listen KSAN out of San Francisco on the stereo radio. In those days some FM stations would play album cuts all the time. And so they would play 'Baby I Love You' a lot. I loved that song and bought the album which is and probably will always be my all time favorite album. I have all of Marc's albums (except the new one) . He's my favorite artist. I'll be coming to Texas some time to see him play.
Thomas Marcus from Essen, Germany wrote on February 9, 2021
Very cold evening in Germany. Searching my record collection and stick once more to one of my favourites "Lost in Austin". Still enjoying it like in 1979. What a great record. Thanks Marc
AUSTIN MANUEL from LOS ANGELES wrote on January 8, 2021
I just discovered your song "Speak Your Mind." I love it. Thank you. It rules. Hope you're well.
Jason king from Dallas wrote on December 15, 2020
I've been a big fan of Marc's since wearing out my dad's Lost in Austin tape when I was about 8. I still listen to it on the regular. Snake Charmer too. Both timeless records. Last week I was watching JJ Cale's documentary on youtube, and Mr. Cale mentioned he sold you his Les Paul at some point. I thought that was very cool. I saw you at the guitar show in Dallas a few years back, playing to a very small crowd. I doubt the people that weren't watching you had any idea of the greatness they were missing out on. You're a sho nuff Texas treasure. Love you man and hope you are well.
Adam Figgins from Denver wrote on December 12, 2020
I Discovered your music this year. Been sharing it with friends. Stay safe moving into the new year, thanks for making this year a little easier.
Cynthia Dare from Smithfield KY wrote on August 23, 2020
Thanks for the blues and rocking out. Wish you and yours wellness and hopefulness. Saw Circle channel story and you did gr8! Gonna find "Survivor" and buy it for these most trying days. Take care. Cdare
Jim Aaron from Las Vegas wrote on April 30, 2020
My girlfriend at the time bought Ambush when it came. She's long gone and I am sitting here listening to it now Hall Street Jive. Yea. Thanks, Marc
Char Mcilwaine from Ocala wrote on March 27, 2020
You crossed my mind tonight, don't know why. Hope all is well. Let me know if you pass through Florida.
greg from basye wrote on January 1, 2020
just listening to old leon and remembered how great the 2 soul asylum albums were/are....thanks for making jr. high in the 70s a little bit better!
Dan Mattson from Portishead, England wrote on July 10, 2019
Love rock n roll me again. One of my favourite songs. Thank you for writing it. Touches me deeply every time I listen to it. regards, Dan
Otto Greenleaf from Chester, Pa. wrote on April 13, 2019
Dear Marc: Hello and hope you're doing fine. Last week on a local radio station I heard your song "Speak Your Mind". Beautiful song. Love that you played on "LA Woman" as well. Have a great day! Cheers, Otto
Steve from Houston wrote on January 29, 2019
My favorite all time album was Asylum Choir II. It never came off of my turntable.
Admin Reply by: Webmaster
Keep those records playing.Thanks! Marc
Vic from Clinton wrote on January 22, 2019
Is there any way to get the sheet music?
Vic Brown from Clinton wrote on January 22, 2019
For over 45 years I have sung “I always called them mountains” to my wife. It is one of the most beautiful love songs ever written and so rarely recorded. Thanks for writing it.
Robbie Everett from Pound Ridge wrote on December 16, 2018
I was 18, it was freshman year and I was at Elmira College in Elmira, NY, a small undistinguiished liberal arts college in upstate New York. I was on the radio station and had access to records, a small advantage back then... but it gave me the chance to hear stuff no one else could. Tommy and Workingman's Dead prevailed. I was a bit of a fan of The Asylum Choir, loved Leon, whose first album had just come out and there was a Marc Benno record sitting there at the station. I fell in love with "Second Story Window" and simultaneously with a girl named Sharon Imade her come up to my room and listen to this great song on my shitty stereo. "... and you know who your friends are, by looking in their eyes..." I was so in love. At the end of the year I never saw her again. She was so beautiful and I was so in love. She sent me a postcard I still have. I'm happily married now and really since, and it all turned out well for me. Not for her. She didn't last long, committed suicide in about 1980 and, well, I think of her from time to time. You're in there, too. Glad you made it. I just listened to that song for maybe the first time in 40 years. It all comes back. The single most romantic thing: we were walking down the street and she asked if I'd like a piece of gum. Sure, I said, and she bit off half of hers and gave it to me. Hope things worked out well for you. Robbie
Admin Reply by: Webmaster
Quite a great story and an inspiration for songwriting.Thanks! Marc
Tony from Murcia, Spain wrote on October 18, 2018
Thank you, Marc for the Good Times...
Art deVitalis from West wrote on August 22, 2018
Greetings Do you guys have any info on Blair Smith., Dallas guitar master in the 1960s? Thanks
Marc Allan from Carmel, IN wrote on August 22, 2018
Hi, Marc - I sent you an email through your website. I hope you'll have a minute to answer my question. Thanks so much.
MartinSloms from Mount Carey wrote on April 12, 2018
Hellow my name is MartinSloms. Wery good-hearted article! Thx 🙂
Rebecca McMurry from Merced, CA wrote on September 30, 2017
Hi Marc, I finally know your name. You were always the "other" guy on the LA Woman Album to me. Listen to Jim and the boys daily and that includes you. Love "been down so long". Great tune and you are just darling in the video. Cute as you can be and talented too. What a catch!
Scott Dailey from New Braunfels, Texas wrote on June 1, 2017
Hi Marc! Saw you in San Marcos a couple years ago & in Gruene many times, many years ago. Hope to see you again locally soon! Your music is fantastic, keep on rocking man! We love ya!
Linda from Bainbridge Island wrote on March 25, 2017
Crazy great music, Marc. I can't believe this was missing from my world for so long. We listen to the blues show sat and sun nights here in seattle and I will be pressing the dj to play your records... I must have been hearing your music all these years without knowing it was you. The test of great music is that when you hear it you think you have always heard it.
Kenneth Janeway (BMI Songwriter) from Scottsdale, Arizona wrote on March 24, 2017
Dear Marc: Thank you so much for making albums with Leon Russell as the Asylum Choir in the late 1960's. I hope your career is going well and life is good for you. Have a wonderful day. Best, KJ
Guy Clifford from Hill Head UK wrote on March 13, 2017
Hi Marc. Been movin an a grooving to your music for four decades. Keep it up mate!
Terri Street from San Antonio wrote on February 18, 2017's Terri You played my wedding W G Prado.... And know me from Other "places" Please leave me Your private email so I may send you my phone number Take Care Friend
Bill Woodle from Alameda,Ca wrote on February 8, 2017
Hey, Marc I'm glad to see that you are still out playing. I've always liked your music a lot. I saw you with Pete Sears at Larry Blake's in Berkeley a long time ago and I would love to see and hear you again. All the best to you. Bill W.
Hubert from Coburg, Germany wrote on February 5, 2017
Hi Marc, I'm going through my vinyl collection and while I'm listening to the 'Lost in Austin' album the second time in a row I thought I'd look you up on the net and drop you a line. Still great music, still like it a lot. Thx and greets from Coburg Hubert
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