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Rock n' Roll Marathon - Seattle 

What a crazy and fun time this was!  We had a gig the night before - so with 4 hours sleep we made our way to north Seattle area to load in at 6:15 am!  Our earliest gig ever! Our stage was in Woodland Park.  This was around mile 22 of a 26 mile run.  The runners passed by us twice after making a loop under the trees in the park.  We had a few who stopped to dance a little (after running twenty two miles!! dancing probably felt like a wonderful thing to do for those legs!) - many who thanked us for being there to support them with the 'beats', one fella who was JUGGLING as he ran! and some who pulled over to do some stretching!   We were inspired by each that passed by - they were digging deep and were wonderful examples of the resiliency of the human body.  Congratulations to all who participated!  

Here's a write up about the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon:

14,000 Runners in Emerald City for St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon and Half 

SEATTLE, Wash. (June 9, 2019) – Nearly 14,000 registered runners from age 10 to 81 took to the streets of the Emerald City this weekend to participate in the 11th running of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon. With a focus on the core pillars of Bringing Fun to the RunTM with great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed taking in the iconic sights and sounds of Seattle. 

The best-in-class running event kicked off on Saturday morning with a 5K presented by Brooks run in Tukwila starting and finishing at the Museum of Flight just south of Seattle. Runners were treated to a truly unique route that winds through the Aviation Pavilion and onto E Marginal Way running alongside Boeing Field. 

The main event took place on Sunday, with runners from 48 states and 35 countries taking off on a tour of Seattle. With a brand-new run course, the race started at the Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle) and took runners through some of the city’s feature some of Seattle’s most beautiful vistas, including Downtown Seattle, Fremont, Queen Anne Hill, Kerry Park, Woodland Park, and Green Lake. Runners ran along Lake Union and through the Fremont Google Campus before heading back down south as the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and ½ Marathon became the first running event to cross the Ballard Bridge. Participants passed through the Queen Anne Hill neighborhood and right by the famous Grey’s Anatomy intern house. Finally, runners were treated to views of the Seattle skyline as they passed by Kerry Park and made their way back to the Seattle Center to cross the finish line. 

In the marathon Shaun Frandsen (Kirkland, Wash.) broke the tape as the overall champion finishing in 2:36:14. Bennett Grimes (Seattle, Wash.) finished in second with a time of 2:37:40 as Tim Rigby (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) rounded out the podium in third finishing in 2:42:16. Christine Babcock (Seattle, Wash.) was the women’s marathon champion with a final time of 2:59:16. Kristina Randrup (Seattle, Wash.) took the second-place spot in 3:00:40 and Jenna Petersen(Kenmore, Wash.) finish third in 3:16:33. Marathon finishers were treated to a brand-new recovery zone that included massages and catered food. 

In the half marathon, Kenneth Kosgei (Salem, Ore.) won the race with his first-place effort clocking a time of 1:06:56. Turner Whiley (Seattle, Wash.) was second with a time of 1:09:42. Roosevelt Cook (Hesperia, Calif.) followed in third place finishing in 1:12:38. Danna Herrick (Shelby Township, Mich.) was the women’s champion with a final time of 1:19:45 with Michele Lee (Rochester Hills, Mich.) next behind her at 1:19:52. Alyssa Houtby (Visalia, Calif..) rounded out the podium in 1:25:36. 

Elite runners and fast times aside, Sunday’s races were all about the party atmosphere. Several local bands, including the likes of Biblioteka, Past Curfew, Mean Beans, Jayomi, Jed Crisologo and the Sun Killers, Seattle Kokon Taiko, DJ Kippy, Navy Band Northwest, Released from Quiet and many more performed live on improved band stages along the route interspersed with cheerleaders, themed water stations and new mile-markers that included speakers to keep the music flowing throughout the event. 

The musically themed road race celebrated the day’s accomplishments by paying tribute one of Seattle’s most prolific bands, when Washed in Black, A Pearl Jam Tribute took to the main stage of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series on Fisher Lawn outside the finish line at the Seattle Center. 

For complete results or for information on 2020 event, visit 

For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, please visit 

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series 
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.

First show of 2018 + Audio Sample - 5/9/2018 


Just a quick note to share a couple things with you.  This weekend we will be playing our first show of 2018 at The Black Dog Arts Cafe in Snoqualmie, WA from 8-10pm.  

We are finishing up our upcoming album that will be out later this summer. With all the time recording and mixing our songs, we want to take an evening to get out and play live music. 

All the money we make this night from the Tip Jar, Music purchases, and Pre-ordering our new album, will be added to the total in our Go Fund Me campaign where we are raising money to help fund this album. 

You can also go to our Go Fund Me page and listen to an audio sample of our song "Take A Leap".  It is a rough mix, but you'll get the idea!  Please venture over there and have a listen and maybe even pre-order the album!  Another way you can help is to share the website below or forward this email to anyone you think may be interested in our music.

We have some other shows coming up in the next couple months.  Go to our website and see where else we are playing.

Thank you for your support and interest in our music creating.  

Chris & Mary 

Released From Quiet

New Album This Summer / Go Fund Me Campaign - 3/30/2018 

Hello Everyone!

Hints of spring are showing up here in the NorthWest. Buds on the trees and the sounds of baseball on the radio and TV.  In no time it will be summer and we will be on our 2018 tour!   But....  Before then...

We are finishing our new album​ set to release this summer. Compared to our prior releases (2013 & 2016), this will be a bit different. With 10 songs, there will be 2 sections to this album. The first half will be more like how people know us when they hear us live. Vocals, Guitar, & Cajon. With a little add here and there. The second half will have more production, instrumentation, soundscapes, & experimentation. 

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We are reaching out to you now as we are starting our Go Fund Me campaign to raise funds to help us cover some of the costs that come with studio recordings. We aim to raise $2,000. This will help us with mastering, CD replication, & digital distribution (ex. iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify & many other digital distributors around the world). 

Please go to the Go Fund Me page and watch our intro video to see how you can help.  We plan to have this run through the month of May. You can also think of this as a pre-order. If you were planning to get our new album anyway please consider pre-ordering it. That will help us out greatly. There are many perks and donation levels to choose from. Even having RFQ come to you and play a show!  

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Thank you very much for supporting us these past years and for your continued support. We are independent musicians making our own way. We book our tours, run and maintain our own website, & do our own studio work..... and WE LOVE IT ALL!   Knowing we have your support and have fans that connect to our style and song writing - it makes creating and sharing our creations that much sweeter.

We will be updating our Go Fund Me page often with new videos. Stories about the songs, audio samples of the songs, and much more. In the next couple months we will be sending a couple more of these newsletters to keep you up to date.

Thank you!

Chris Kendziorski
Mary Yeager

Helloo New Year! - 12/27/2017 

Hello Everyone!

The book on 2017 is about to close and we are taking this moment to say a heartfelt


for your interest and support of our musical adventure known as

Released From Quiet.

We put together a seasonal short video to share with you –

(Click on photo - it will take you to our you tube channel) 

We loved the message that reminds us all to “pray for peace people everywhere”.


RFQ’s 2017 began by learning that our song “Place in Space” was a featured song on the Coast to Coast AM radio show! The bookend for this year found us being in the top 16 (out of over 300 submissions) of Seattle Wave Radio’s Jammin’ Challenge with our song “Straight Up Man”.  A big shout out to Seattle Wave Radio - !


2018 will find us working on our 3rd studio album. This will be a bit different than prior releases and we’ll share more on that with you as we get closer.



In the meantime – we want to stay in touch with you!  Some have shared that our newsletter gets lost in their email-box – but they want to stay in touch. We’ve discovered Facebook is not nearly as effective as it used to be for staying in touch, as well. (But! You can still go there and “Like” us, if you haven’t already).


SO! We will be posting more videos to our YouTube channel. You can subscribe to the channel by going here:   RFQ on You Tube    


Any ideas of what you’d like to see/hear from us? Drop us a note and let us know!


We wish for you a joy filled and peaceful goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018

as always,

THANK YOU for supporting independent music makers!

Chris & Mary - RFQ

Thank You & Final Shows - 8/24/2017 

Hey Everyone!


We are nearing the end of our 2017 Summer Tour.

The last scheduled show on the "West Side" of the state is tomorrow! …


Friday - August 25th, The Black Dog Arts Café, Snoqualmie, WA. 8-10pm

The Black Dog has supported artisans of all types - musicians, dancers, writers, jokesters and we'd love to be able to fill the house for them. Their food is top quality homemade yumminess - worth the drive from wherever you may be! They serve beer, wine and other non-alcoholic beverages. This space not only welcomes everyone - but they make everyone feel welcome! Hope to see you there.


Wednesday & Thursday - August 30th & 31st, J. Bookwalter Winery, Richland, WA. 7-10pm each night.

This is our first time playing for the J. Bookwalter tasting room. We will be playing on the patio. The perfect place to start up your holiday weekend!


Sunday – September 3rd, Tumbleweed Music Festival, Richland, WA. 2-2:45pm

We will be playing on the River Stage.. and can’t be more excited to be there. This stage is truly right next to the Columbia River. Gorgeous!!! We hope if you find yourself in the Tri-Cities area this Labor Day weekend you will make your way to this wonderful 3 day music fest in the Howard Amon park by the river.


Can we ask you to help us out?

As we have shared at our live shows – we do all the booking for our shows and tours. When we contact new venues one of the things a booker will do is to check social media to see how many ‘likes’ a band has.

One way you can help us is to go to our Facebook page: ReleasedFromQuiet on Facebook and give us a “like”.

We will soon begin scheduling our next tour. If you know of a venue or music festival in your area that you’d like us to play – send us a note!  We always love hearing from you.


A special thanks to all who have graced us with your presence at our shows and for your continuing support of independent music makers.


Chris & Mary - RFQ







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