Mother Turtle

Mother Turtle

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

... a rock and soul stew, simmered in smokey vocals, flavored w/a touch of yesterday and topped off with a very tasty groove. Similar Artists: Ben Harper & the innocent Criminals, Joan Armatrading

Biography

MOTHER TURTLE

Mother Turtle features singer and songwriter Marsia Shuron Harris. The blend of soul, rock, acoustic and jazz, tends to attract a variety of music fans and people of all ages dance to the bands' infectious rhythms. In 2004, Marsia formed Mother Turtle, where she is songwriter and front woman for the band. Lead guitarist Atticus Robbins, brings a unique mix of Latin, reggae and rock to the group, while percussionist Busta B., keeps the grooves upbeat and moving. On bass is the exceptional Peter Kim, who replaced original MT bassist Adam Bergeron in 2005. Each player brings something different to the group, resulting in music that moves not only your hips but hopefully your heart as well.

In the early '90's Marsia debuted with a seven-piece band at the Hatch Shell on the Boston Esplanade. She was welcomed into Boston's active acoustic music scene and her music played regularly on college radio and other local stations. A self-taught musician, Marsia honed her skills while performing on the streets of Harvard Square and at Boston area clubs and coffeehouses. In 1994 she joined forces with fellow singer/songwriter Adrienne and formed the duo AYE, an original world, folk and rock group (myspace.com/theduoaye). The two garnered rave reviews and released their well-received CD, "Sweet Life" before disbanding in 2002. Marsia has performed solo and with AYE at numerous venues throughout the Northeast. Places such as the Bitter End, Sidewalk Cafe, Iron Horse Music Hall, Middle East Cafe, Club Passim and others. Her music is said to "inspire even the most cynical bastard to dance" (Northeast Performer Magazine). The Union News calls her music, "inspirational" and "moving." Her voice is distinctive. Even vocal virtuoso Martin Sexton says that Marsia has "the deepest, darkest, most delicious voice." She has opened for Sexton as well as other recording artist's such as, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jeffrey Gaines and Vance Gilbert. She has also showcased at NACA and performed at many colleges and festivals. Her vocals can be heard on a variety of recording projects including an interactive theatre exhibit produced by Peace River Films and she has also co-written songs for a national curriculum program on AIDS awareness, entitled "Staying out of the Risky Zone." Recently, Marsia's voice is featured on a Grammy listed score by composer Ruth Mendelson, which can be heard as part of a nationally touring exhibit presently on display at the New England Aquarium. She is a two-time Lilith Fair finalist, whose songs range from soulful ballads to groove laden rock-n-roll. Check out Mother Turtle on Myspace.

Lyrics

Love Flow (cast your fears away)

Written By: Marsia Shuron Harris

Love Flow (cast your Fears Away)
c 2005 Marsia Shuron Harris/BMI

So many faces
So many lies
So many people
living sad lives
you know it's time to get real
it's time to heal

Oh things could change
if we open our hearts and cast our fears away
take my hand and we'll go this way
to where freedom waits
Freedom waits

Cast your fears away

Lord there's too much hatred
Lord there's too much pain
The world could be a better place
if we all would just change
you know it's time to get real
It's time to feel

Oh things could change
if we open our hearts and cast our fears away
take my hand and we'll go this way
to where freedom waits
Freedom waits

Cast your fears away
Cast your fears away
Cast your fears away
Cast your fears away
Hey Fears away
Ahh______ Yeah
Ohh______ Yeah
Ahh______ Yeah
Ohh______ Fears away
Cast your fears away

Let Love Flow
Love Flow

Yeah Love Flow
Yeah Love Love Love Love Flow
Love Flow
Love Flow
Love Flow

Discography

"Mother Turtle
featuring Marsia Shuron Harris 2005"

All tracks on Itunes, Emusic, etc.

CD's at Cdbaby.com/motherturtle

*VIDEO on Myspace and YouTube! (see links below)

Set List

It's Been a While
Love Flow
Walkin' on Ice
All or Without
Sweat
Face of a Child
Waves
Ride this Vibe
Drunk Last Night
U R what U R
Freedom is Coming