Drawings, Stories and Lyrics
Reason to Stay is about “Questioning the Dream.” There is an inevitable period of any soulful journey where plans fall apart, losses mount, energy dissipates—we wonder where we are, and where we are going. Activities that once seemed so vibrant and alive are suddenly without animation or meaning. We are still searchers but instead of seeking enchantment, we look merely for a reason to stay in the dream.
This musical story is dedicated to the memories of Harry Emerson Martlage and Paola Martini-Quagli—two very special people who inspired us along the way. Even though they are no longer physically with us, we feel their presence daily as we continue our journey.
Cheryl Martlage – Lyrics and vocals
Emerson Martlage – Music, guitar and vocals
Tom Tomasello – Producer/Arranger
Jim Bruno – Vocal producer
Mr Toad’s San Francisco – Mastering
Patricia Barry Ryley – Graphic Design