"Fortunately" Album release by local musical duo In The Present Tense

"Fortunately" Album release by local musical duo In The Present Tense
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Santa Barbara multi-instrumentalists Kirstin Candy-McFarland and Billy Mandarino have combined their talents under the name In The Present Tense. Their new album "Fortunately" allows the listener to reflect upon the collective experiences we share, here and now. Upbeat and relatable, the tracks on "Fortunately" help you rock out, chill out, and look within. Fans of folk, pop, and alternative will enjoy the harmonies and unique instrumentation on tracks like “Trapped in a Bottle” and “Fingerprint”. Listen to the first track, "Fingerprint", today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVw_Y9dK63A

"Fortunately" will be available for streaming on May 6, 2021.

The album will be performed live on May 7th and 8th, 2021 at “The Now-ist Experience” hosted by Billy Mandarino at the Mar Monte Hotel. Limited space is available. Visit www.billymandarino.com for more information.


KIRSTIN CANDY-MCFARLAND’s musical career began when her college band, Circus Frequency, landed a demo deal from Warner Brothers, which helped put her on the map. Later, Kirstin recorded several solo albums (Fearless in 1996, 4 Good Mondays in 1999), and landed a record deal of her own in 2000. Through her collaboration with legendary Producer, Don Smith, she recorded at Rumbo Studios in Studio City, with such notables as Ron Blair and Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Her first national releases (Another Sweet Mess and an acoustic album, Glimpse) came out in 2002 with distribution via BMG. She and her band toured major cities from San Francisco to New York to promote these releases, leading to the placement of several singles in film and TV. Later, Kirstin released La Vie en Rouge in 2005 and Let The Light In in 2010. Upon returning to Santa Barbara in 2010, Kirstin joined the triathlon club which led to her meeting not only the love of her life, Jerrett McFarland, but also her musical soul brother, Billy Mandarino.

BILLY MANDARINO is an artist, musician, and business owner. Billy experienced a flash of enlightenment, one very unusual day on a golf course. A mystical series of synchronistic events led him to find his ultimate calling: teaching, speaking, and sharing his inspiration and love of The Now-ist with the world. He takes his Now-ist perspective with him as a member of In The Present Tense.

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