The kids are grown up and it’s time to become a ROCKSTAR. Well, actually, you’ve always been one so you don’t have to ‘become’ one.
When she released her first album, Lumsden-area singer/songwriter Marny Duncan-Cary won critical acclaim for the work earning four Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. But the music career soon took second-place to her role as a mother of three daughters. Now, as an empty nester, she has captured the story of ‘Rockstar’ parents who dream of the day their kids are grown up and a career returns to the front burner. But, what she offers to those parents is another perspective – that they’ve always been ROCKSTARS.
“When you become a parent, yes dreams may change but you haven’t lost anything …you’ve only gained,” says Duncan-Cary.
Duncan-Cary has resumed her singing career and ramped up her song writing, playing a variety of venues in southern Saskatchewan. She also teamed up with Regina artist Val Moker to produce an illustrated book about the challenges of blending parenthood and a career with her latest publication ROCKSTAR. It stems from a song of the same title she wrote 20 years ago, a creation that has now morphed into a book.
“They fill my heart up,” Duncan-Cary writes of her children. “But the time they take is unexpected; my life’s no more my own.” It is a refrain that is familiar to any parent and, while the responsibility of raising children is serious stuff, it does have some lighter moments as she noted in the story’s repeated refrain….”Mom, I’m done. Mom, I’m done. Mom, oh Mom, come wipe my bum.”
With such poignant memories dominating the story line, Duncan-Cary never loses sight of the possibilities – she’s not just gonna be a ROCKSTAR when my kids are grown up she’s always been one – and, with her return to the Canadian music scene, is on her way to turning her latest work of fiction into reality….just in time for Mother’s Day.