AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE DEBUTS “LAY IT ON THE TABLE”
—A COLLABORATION WITH LUCINDA WILLIAMS—
SET TO PERFORM OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE TONIGHT
AT SKINNY’S BALLROOM, 115 SAN JACINTO BLVD., AUSTIN, TX (12:00 AM/Midnight)
STAR-STUDDED NEW SOLO STUDIO ALBUM
OUT APRIL 17 ON NINE MILE RECORDS
Marvin Etzioni–groundbreaking singer-songwriter and record producer co-founder and a principal songwriter for the pioneering Los Angeles roots rock band Lone Justice—is gearing up for the release of his fourth solo studio album MARVIN COUNTRY! (Nine Mile Records). The new album–out April 17–is being issued as a two-CD set, a double album (Audiophile 180-Gram Vinyl) and digitally. “Lay It On The Table,” a haunting new song collaboration with Lucinda Williams is available today (Thursday, March 15) for free on American Songwriter magazine. Listen to the song, here: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2012/03/guest-blogsong-premiere-marvin-etzioni-and-lucinda-williams-lay-it-on-the-table/ Later tonight, Marvin will perform an official showcase at the SXSW Music Festival. Marvin will take the stage at 12:00AM/Midnight tonight at Skinny’s Ballroom (Thursday, March 15, 115 San Jacinto Blvd. @12:00 AM/Midnight).
MARVIN COUNTRY!–a diverse mix of back porch country, barroom weepers, clapboard church gospel, haunting folk, and dusty blues–features collaborations from a distinguished cast of iconic artists including Lucinda Williams “Lay It On The Table,” Maria McKee “You Possess Me,” Steve Earle “Ain’t No Work In Mississippi,” Richard Thompson “It Don’t Cost Much,” Buddy Miller “Living Like A Hobo,” and John Doe “The Grapes Of Wrath.” The Dixie Hummingbirds add their gospel harmonies to “You Are The Light,” a reprise of the Etzioni original that closed the debut album by Lone Justice.
On MARVIN COUNTRY!, a multi-instrumentalist, Marvin plays mandolin, mandocello, guitar, bass, Mellotron, porchboard, casio, piano and drums. Of course, he had a little help from his friends. Don Heffington on drums, Greg Leisz on pedal steel and Tammy Rogers on fiddle, to name a few. Marvin goes it alone on “Man Without a Country,” “Miss This World” and “God’s Little Mansion.” Marvin released three solo albums to critical acclaim, The Mandolin Man (1991), Bone (1992) and Weapons Of The Spirit (1994), which were lavished with praise by the press. And now at last he’s back with MARVIN COUNTRY! The album is full of ghosts and full of life, with songs inspired by faith, love, hope, the Great Depression, Dylan, Kurt Vonnegut and Marvin’s grandfather, who gave him a mandolin at age eight, changing the course of The Mandolin Man forever.