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Orange is on ITunes, ready for download!

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The physical package, including cover painting by Robert Froh and Italian photos on back are available through us only - see us at a show or contact us at
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I Love My Plants on iTunes

Trapped, Rockin' Version - Digital Single
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Baseball on iTunes

World Famous Lost Pioneer Version
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Candice's Solo CD is on CD Baby - Earth and Sky

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Candice Nokes invests her musical time as a partner in the Spirals, as well as her solo work. Before the Spirals, Candice concentrated on solo performance since age 22 - rounded out with stints in The Lost Pioneers (seven piece band in Milwaukee, WI) and with the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus in 1998. She chose to attend graduate school in 1998 and reluctantly gave up her membership in the Symphony Chorus. However, Candice studied voice from junior high school through age 22, and has toured Europe twice as part of select choirs in high school and college. In the last few years, Candice has found a desire to experiment with her first love, the intimate voice, which you will find with the (2009) Ave Maria selection, and her 7th grade composition of Thank You, Mr. Sun.

Candice has written songs for herself since 4th grade. She did not tend to play often in public, until she discovered confidence and inspiration from the talent and musicianship of the Indigo Girls in the early 1990's. She began to play at open mics, and eventually a variety of coffehouses, art events, and benefits in the Milwaukee area. She played a few solo performances at smaller stages for SummerFest and the Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee as well.

The current album is a collection of original material written in the mid- 1990's and mainly re-recorded in 2010. A Whole Long While features the Lost Pioneers backing, along with guest Pioneer Brian Hill on trombone, in 1993. Those guys are very talented and a lot of fun.

Candice's influences include Paul Simon, Steve Perry, Sinead O'Connor, Ella Fitzgerald, early Beatles, Hildegard Von Bingen, Suzanne Vega, and currently, KT Tunstall.

Mark Truesdell & Friends Present 20 Interdimensional Curioso Music Hits For Cosmic Travel Sustenance

***For Non-Conformists Only***

This is an original, wry, earthy soundtrack for your non-conformist interdimensional travels. Fun but earnest fuel for riding space waves.

It features mostly acoustic based versions of favorite songs culled from various large & small bands and solo recordings. These songs ponder plants, baseball, champagne-soaked disappointment, racism, death, nuclear war plus more - and feature many great Milwaukee area musicians.
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