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American Music Pioneers

Marsbeat Studios Architect of American Music (AMP) collectors’ cards offers a new format for opening dialogue sharing, discussing, and appreciating interest in American Music –from its history, background, culture and sounds to the brilliant artists that shaped it.

Imagined by writers and artists that share an affection for the music creative, American Music Pioneers is that appreciation of the musical creative expressed and realized in an alternative art form, and an homage to creativity altogether.

The AMP collectors’ cards make unique gifts, can be customized for events and promotions, fundraisers, concerts, club/venue, educational institutions and more.

Sponsorship Events

AMP collectors’ cards can be purchased as individual decks, or for sponsorship or events. Decks can be custom-tailored to include a sponsor card in the deck or custom branded outer packaging.

For information on sponsorship events and customized packaging, contact the Marsbeat Studio.     

Now Available!

Volume 1 Jazz portrays 35 outstanding Hand drawn musical legends who have shaped and inspired America’s rich jazz tradition: from Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Stanley Clarke, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis and many others. Volume 1 is packed in "The Black Box" a swanky flip-top style that aims to please.

Volume 2 The Blues - Finally out and looks cool as hell!  The Blues carries hand drawn art legends that will make you smile! Little Walter, B.B King, Charlie Musselwhite, Hound Dog Taylor, John Lee Hooker, Paul Butterfield, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Elmore James, Bonnie Raitt, Mississippi Fred McDowell to name a few and many more.  This deck are packed in a cool blue translucent case




Ron Bucalo,  a New York-based illustrator whose work has covered entertainment, multicultural and historical themes in such publications as Guitar and Guitar Shop Magazine, Recorded Books, Agent & Manager, Cobblestone, and Ellery Queen. His extensive client list includes SFX, Ford, Delta Air, MTV, Children's Television Workshop, the Disney Company, and Busch Gardens.

Glenn Bucalo, the founder and president of Target Group Media Inc., a full-service graphic arts company based in New York. With expertise in branding, website services, photography, animation, and graphic design, the agency offers a comprehensive array of promotional services, from concept to final design. For further information, please visit www.targetgroupmedia.com

Susanna Miller, writer for jazz and entertainment for publications including Downbeat and JazzTimes.

Larry Jaffee, music journalist, Billboard, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vibe, Wire, Record Collector News (US), Record Collector (UK), Wire, Wax Poetics, Goldmine, Copper, among numerous other publications. Jaffee is the author of the forthcoming book ‘Resurrection: How Record Store Day Led to the Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century’, to be published in April 2022, and co-founder of https://makingvinyl.com. Some of Jaffee’s music writing is chronicled at https://rocksbackpages.com/Library/Writer/larry-jaffee and https://www.larryjaffee.com/music-industry-observer For more info: larry@makingvinyl.com


Special Thanks to - The Color Council - Sean, Sharman, Richie & Maryann / T. Philip Perlman / David Fredericks, Fran Pelzman, Andrew Taylor


Email: Click HERE to send us a message 
Phone: 631.754.5234 
Website: www.americanmusicpioneers.com


I love these. I love carrying around a collection of topics I like to talk about, sharing them with friends – they loved them too. The Blue Note NYC - Stanley Clarke
I love your artwork! It's a pleasure reflecting on the your lightnin' Hopkins drawing. I had the pleasure of playing with Dan Paik, Fred McDowell, Steve Mann, Lonnie Johnson, and Brownie McGhee...I appreciate how Ron expresses the blues through his art as well as his harmonica playing. Will Scarlett- Harmonica
Working with my jazz students, these cards helped bring the artists and music to life. They were mesmerized. Bill Stevens - Jazz Students at the Frank Sinatra School, Astoria, NY
"Cool! And you have Paul Butterfield in that Blues deck! - the unsung hero!" Steven Van Zandt - American musician, songwriter, record producer, arranger, actor, and radio disc jockey
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Jazz Cards

Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.

Blues Cards

Volume 2 portrays 35 outstanding musical Blues legends that have helped begin most other forms of music.