MARC RIBLER – The Whole World Awaits You (2021)

Steven Van Zandt didn’t have to look far to find the latest artist on his record label, Wicked Cool. MARC RIBLER has spent much of the last five years standing near Van Zandt on stages and recording studios all over the world, as a guitarist and the music director of his Disciples Of Soul band.
Ribler, who grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jackson, N.J., and has been a longtime mainstay of the Asbury Park music scene, had previously released two solo albums, and worked as a guitarist, producer and songwriter for numerous other artists, including Van Zandt’s projects.
It’s easy to see why Van Zandt was interested. Ribler’s music in his new album “The Whole World Awaits You“, like his own, combine music steeped in classic-rock tradition with thoughtful and sometimes topical lyrics. “Who Could Ask for Anything More,” for instance, is a hook-filled, tongue-in-cheek “tribute” to Facebook, “Real Housewives” shows and political chicanery…