Marco’s Ramblings

Stories chronicling the adventures of The Melancholy Ramblers.

Hotdamn! Potsdam!

by Marco Perella

“I just got a call from Berlin. They want us for four days. The tickets are on the way.”  With this terse message, the transformation of our folksy little country western trio begins.  No more Austin’s best-kept secret playing … Continue reading

Cow Patty Bingo

by Marco Perella

I’m in a folk music trio called the Melancholy Ramblers. We’ve been playing around central Texas for a couple of decades. Brady plays guitar and fiddle and occasionally yodels. Frances plays the accordion. I play an ancient mountain instrument … Continue reading

I Forgot to Tell You This Story

by Marco Perella

The Ramblers had a gig. You remember the Ramblers? Our little folk music trio THE MELANCHOLY RAMBLERS? Of course you do. Anyway, this gig was an event because we don’t play that many gigs these days on a counta Frances, our … Continue reading