Under The Purple Moon – Twenty Years And Counting

Greetings music lovers and welcome to our latest installment of our musical journey. It has been 20 years since we completed and released “Under The Purple Moon”. In that time we have sold over 3500 hard copies of the album and have released another 4,000 digital copies via the internet through Itunes, CD Baby and Amazon. Of the 11 albums we have released in the past 35 years Purple Moon remains our most popular album and gets regular airplay with several FM stations around the country. We are also very proud of the fact that the band Phish used our song “Lit O Bit” from this album to open shows on their 2010 tour.

Although hard copies of “Under The Purple Moon”  are no longer in print the album is still available digitally online through numerous sites as individual songs or as a complete album.

This month we have launched a new website to help promote the 20th Anniversary of the album and invite you to visit and see if you can remember a few of the great tunes from Purple Moon. 


We also would like to give a special shout out to all the folks who worked so very hard to make Purple Moon a fantastic listening experience.  “Under The Purple Moon” was recorded, mixed and mastered at Omega Recording Studios in 2000-2002. Jim Curtis, Shannon Follin and Angelo “Cat” Lazo were the recording technicians and engineers and worked their magic in both Studios A and B.

The following musicians lent their talents, inspiring and conspiring to create purple Moon:

  • Rita Clarke – vocals, harmonies, guitar, cornet, rub board
  • Richard Clarke – drums, percussion, keyboards, harmonies
  • Chris Watling – bari, tenor sax & horn arrangements
  • Keith Grimes – electric & acoustic guitars
  • Rick Arenz – Hammond B3
  • Leo Aspiras – bass
  • Howie Feinstein – piano
  • Jon Combs – bass, tuba
  • Tam Sullivan – piano
  • Derrick Houston – tenor sax
  • Moe Nelson – acoustic stand up bass
  • Andy Reynolds – guitar

Thank you to all our fans for your devotion and continued support.
Love & happiness, 
Rita & Richard