Stone by Stone Instrumental

from by Cheryl and Emerson Martlage

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After years, we finally begin taking down the wall around the studio patio. The stone wall made the space feel too enclosed, since it was so high that you couldn’t see over it when sitting down. The project was finished within a few short days. The result was spectacular—even better than we had imagined. We were inspired as we watched the stone mason break away one stone at a time—and the “windows” finally opened up, revealing the beautiful valley beyond. Our entire perspective changed!

You can listen to the original vocal version of this song at the following address:


from Moonlight Serenade, track released July 29, 2014
Written, recorded and produced by Cheryl and Emerson


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Cheryl and Emerson Martlage San Diego, California

At the age of 48, and after 25 years of marriage, we headed to a secluded town for 6 weeks, to create a new relationship and begin again.

When we arrived as if by magic, we co-wrote our first song ever— "Never Sleep," evoking the mystery and magic of the new adventure. Twenty years later, we're still making music. Join us on our musical storytelling as the adventure continues to unfold
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