Still Married Band Blog

What We Know So Far 

We took a long time (two years) to get the Still Strong CD finished. I had planned on putting eleven songs on the album, but this song -- What We Know So Far -- presented itself just a couple months ago and practically begged to be included.

It's a bit of a chore to sum up 110-plus years of cumulative wisdom in a 3 minute song --  impossible, in fact. I always pride myself in being short and sweet when it comes to songwriting, but sometimes the subject matter just won't tuck itself neatly into three minutes…Read more

A Love Song - with a cameo by Alex Trebek 

The routines of married life can get old: "Really? Jeopardy, again?" --  but Love and Sweet Dreams keep us young. Thank goodness. 

We'll perform this duet from our new Still Strong CD on October 20th at The Grape Escape in Downtown Redding - join us for our CD Release Party.

Love and Sweet Dreams
words and music by Erin Friedman

We get Alex Trebek for our Saturday threesome
Up next: A double dose of Andy Griffith reruns
Our wild night winds down, set the coffee up and go
Off to sleep to the sound of people growing…Read more

Art in the City: Friday 

Celebrate art, culture and original music with the North State Songwriters

  North State Songwriters will present a showcase of original music at Redding City Hall (777 Cypress Ave) during the Fall Art Reception on September 25th. Three different acts will take the stage from 5 - 7 PM.   At 5 PM, Will Miller will perform americana, folk and country. Still Married performs at 5:40, sharing original acoustic tunes that celebrate the landscape, the characters and the independent spirit of Far Northern… Read more


What do you with an empty nest? Well, there's painting, purging, cleaning....and songwriting.

This tune is from our upcoming CD, Still Strong. Inspired by our son Max's journey to Israel -- and the many journeys that led up to it.

words and music by Erin Friedman

You rode in on an autumn wind
Bright blues eyes, dimpled grin
Destined for a long walk to Jerusalem
Let the goodbye bonfire blaze
Sparks rise send you on your way
If smoke gets in my eyes I’ll be okay
Fly and when you hit the ground keep runnin’
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The Drought Song: If You Can't Send Water 

In which we attempt to end California's drought by writing a song about it. Get those umbrellas ready.

If You Can’t Send Water
Words and music by Erin Friedman
My morning shower is a dribble from a low-flow shower head
My front lawn made the cover of House and Garden of the Dead
Farmers fret but LA pools are full and the water table’s sinkin’
But water is for fightin’ over and whiskey is for drinkin’
We prayed for a pouring rain
Prayed for snow on the Cascade Range
California’s  parched and dry
Our lawns are…Read more

Cottonwood Celebrates the Arts. And Wine. 

What's going on this weekend? According to the Redding Record Searchlight, the #1 Thing to do is happening in Cottonwood on Saturday afternoon:

Craig and I love playing in our own hometown - and we are looking forward to sharing the stage with so many talented musicians at the 3rd Annual Cottonwood Art Wine and Music Show at 4 PM on March 14th at the Cottonwood Community Center.
The styles range from original folk to country, bluegrass, pop, rock and gospel.   4:00 Sami Jo 4:30 Sons of Jefferson 5:… Read more

Heart Shaped Stones for Valentine's Day 

If you're looking for a sweet, sentimental love song to celebrate this day of romance,  keep looking.  But if you like your Valentine's Day tunes with a dose heartbreak and twist of revenge, then go ahead and help yourself to "Heart Shaped Stones."

I wrote this song many years ago - and it's still one of my favorites to sing. Our kids think it's kind of creepy and that's part of what I like about it.

So whether you're happily single, looking for love, or celebrating the day with your One and Only, please hop…Read more

Redding's Got Culture 

Celebrate art, culture and original music with the North State Songwriters

North State Songwriters will present a showcase of original music at Redding City Hall (777 Cypress Ave) during the city-wide Cultural Cruise on January 30th. Eight different acts will take the stage, beginning at 4 PM. 
4 Randy Corbin 4:30 Nick Ciampi 5 Pine Dogz 5:30 Still Married 6 Hal Johnson 6:30 Dan Casamajor 7 Hannah Jane Kile 7:30 Paul Howell

Randy Corbin's songs are inspired by life's experiences with an emphasis on… Read more

Shasta County Tiny Desk Duet 

NPR music invited artists to submit videos of their original tunes for their Tiny Desk Concert Contest. The winners will be invited to the studio for a performance on All Songs Considered.

We entered our new duet, From Here, a ballad about holding tight to love, even when holding tight is not the easiest choice.  We huddled on my not-so-tiny studio desk and did our best.

We are looking forward to performing this tune and others next Friday at Redding City Hall for the annual city-wide Cultural Cruise. Lyrics…Read more

Thanks for the Memories 

In this Grateful Season, I get to count a lot of blessings -- including a friendship that began before grade school and still thrives.

In August, I spent four glorious days with my dear friend, Mary - she and I share a birthday and we celebrated 50 years of fun and friendship at her mountain home in the High Sierras. Lots of hiking, loads of laughs and a few bottles of good wine.
Fun in Heidelberg, 2013
Mary and her lab, Marco in Mammoth, 2014

Before "Valley Girls" was a thing, there was us -- loving the…Read more