Like listening to an energetic blend of vocals and guitar? How about adding some sweet ballads into the mix? That's just what Rick Jordan and
Mary Alberts serve up with their duo, "Mix". Both have excited audiences for
many years as individual performers, and now they've joined forces to offer an intoxicating combination of great sounds that are pleasing folks throughout the Prescott, Arizona area.
Asked to describe their music, Rick says, "Unexpected!" Most audiences are amazed by the range of styles and eras performed. Whether they're
rousing the crowd with Jay and the Americans' "Cara Mia", or weaving a haunting spell with "Skyfall" the newest Bond theme, the duo delivers music from the 60's to today that is heartwarming, familiar and will make you smile.
The warmth of Mary's alto vocals in the tunes of Kathy Mattea, Allison Krause, Adele, KT Tunstall and more, and Rick's mellow tones in your favorites from the Eagles, Roy Orbison, Roger Whitaker, Don McLean, and Dan
Fogleberg, have enchanted audiences wherever they play.
Whatever your style, or era, "Mix" delivers! Make it a point to take in a show; and discover another one of Prescott's surprising treasures.
Prescott Courier, December 17, 2013
Re: Acker Night performances.
And elsewhere on Gurley, at the Huckeba Gallery, the duo that's known as The MIX - comprised of guitarist-vocalist Rick Jordan and vocalist Mary Alberts - did numbers ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. First, the ridiculous: Rick sang that Elvis favorite - "Blue Christmas" - in stuttering Porky Pig fashion, with Mary slapping him on the back on occasion to interrupt his stuttering and get him back on track ... sort of. But then there was the sublime: They teamed up for a moving song called "Our Prayer" that included high-pitched lyrics - in Italian - by Rick. All I'm saying is that if the song doesn't make your spine tingle, then I think that you should contact the spine-tingler guy for a checkup and possibly some maintenance work. The way that Rick and Mary present it puts it right up there at the top of the breathtaking scale.
Hidden Valley Ranch Pool Party,
July 2013: "...for as far as your talent & performance goes, mere words seem inadequate in looking for adjectives...
you were fantastic, so talented & personable, provided us with a beautiful & enjoyable evening & well, everyone Loved you!"
Carole Nickerson, Music Director,
"Mary Alberts is a delightful person ... Mary exudes joy when she sings. She has a wide vocal range, enabling her to sing many songs with Rick Jordan, in their Duo, Mix. Do not miss hearing this talented team!"
Charles Huckeba of the Huckeba Gallery Gurley Street downtown - says, “Rick's attention to details of the original song and his polish at performing them always brings people in (the gallery), without fail. He does all this live on the scene. This is not canned pre-recorded music done as Karaoke, but the real live rehearsed stuff. It's always a pleasure to listen to his range and selection of songs.”
Janine Weyers, Mountain Club Women's Group Luncheon,
(You) "connected with our age group (boomers) but still had contemporary (music), had a nice range of tempos, and beautiful harmonies. It was magical! Thank you for making our luncheon so special!!"
****Many thanks to Rich Stolz, our photographer, for so many amazing pictures. His ability to put us at ease for the photo session is the mark of a true professional.