Songwriting 

From a very young age, I dreamed of being a songwriter. As a teenager, Elton John’s music was a constant on my turntable, and I was intrigued and captivated by Bernie Taupin’s amazing lyrical poetics. I knew that’s what I wanted to do someday. Life often takes us on journeys we don’t expect, and sometimes it takes longer to follow our dreams. I grew up and became a successful professional writer and marketer – but didn’t pursue songwriting until much later. I suspect along the way I was subliminally influenced by my grandfather, Frank “Frankie” Parrish. He was a tenor, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and recording artist in several of the Big Bands that were popular in New York City during the 1930 and 40’s and recorded on the Brunswick and RCA Victor labels.

He performed with the Charlie Davis Orchestra, Buddy Rogers’ Orchestra, Abe Lyman and His Californians, Jimmy Grier’s Cocoanut Grove Orchestra, the Madrigueras Orchestra, Emery Deutsch Orchestra, Xavier Cugat, Joe Rines and other popular acts. In the 1950s he had his own radio show on WIRE in Indianapolis. While I unfortunately never knew him (he died before I was born), I feel grateful to have inherited a piece of his beautiful passion for music.

When I share my music with others and they think I am writing about them personally, I’m reminded of the many joys music can bring to us.

Original Music

"Pray You Home" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr., Lisa Colleen

"Out of Slumber" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Marcia Ramirez

"If I Live" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"Trust Your Outcomes to God" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement, vocals by Abigail Marmion, Edward Gaus, Jr., Rick Huckaby

"Beautiful Gray" ©2019: music, lyrics, musical arrangement, vocals by Abigail Marmion, Edward Gaus, Jr., Rick Huckaby

"In Spite of It All" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"Drama Train" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"Broken Ballerina" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Kay Amara Insley, Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"Dear No One" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"Bigger Diamond" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Alan Roy Scott 

"It's My Turn", ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"I'm Ready to Talk to God" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"I'm Still Here" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"Broken Mind" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"Random Act of Kindness" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion, Kay Amara Insley and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"Going All In" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"Climb" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion and Edward Gaus, Jr.

"The Last 10 Years" ©: music, lyrics, musical arrangement by Abigail Marmion, Kay Amara Insley and Edward Gaus, Jr.