DEBUTS NEW SOLO SONG
“GRAPES OF WRATH”
—WITH JOHN DOE—
TODAY ON ROLLING STONE.COM
“LAY IT ON THE TABLE”
— WITH LUCINDA WILLIAMS—
TODAY, FOR ONE-DAY-ONLY, AS “KCRW’S TOP TUNE”
SPECIAL LOS ANGELES SHOWS SET FOR
SATURDAY, APRIL 14 THE TALKING STICK (VENICE)
SUNDAY, APRIL 29 THE ECHO
(WITH MARVIN COUNTRY STRING QUARTET)
NEW YORK CITY SHOW CONFIRMED FOR
SUNDAY, JUNE 24 AT CITY WINERY WITH
STAR-STUDDED NEW SOLO STUDIO ALBUM
OUT APRIL 17 ON NINE MILE RECORDS
MARVIN ETZIONI–groundbreaking singer-songwriter, record producer, co-founder and principal songwriter for the pioneering Los Angeles roots rock band Lone Justice–returns with his fourth solo studio album MARVIN COUNTRY! (Nine Mile Records). The new album–out April 17–will be issued as a two-CD set, a double album (Audiophile 180-Gram Vinyl) and digitally. ETZIONI debuts two new songs today. The fiery “Grapes of Wrath”–a collaboration with John Doe of X–is now available exclusively on RollingStone.com. Listen to “Grapes of Wrath” here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-exclusive-marvin-etzionis-spirited-the-grapes-of-wrath-feat-john-doe-20120405. The haunting “Lay It On The Table”–which features Lucinda Williams–premieres on the popular Los Angeles radio station KCRW today, Thursday, April 5 as “KCRW’s Top Tune.” Download “Lay It On The Table” here: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/tu.
After a successful showcase at SXSW last month, MARVIN has announced two special Los Angeles shows set for Saturday, April 14 at The Talking Stick in Venice and Sunday, April 29 at The Echo in Silverlake. The Marvin Country String Quartet will accompany MARVIN at The Echo show. MARVIN will bring the string quartet to the east coast this summer for a one-night-only show Sunday, June 24 in New York City at City Winery opening for Martha Wainwright. Tickets are on sale at: http://citywinery.com/member_events/254204/seats/new.
MARVIN COUNTRY! features both solo songs from ETZIONI and collaborations with a number of rock luminaries including Maria McKee, Lucinda Williams, Richard Thompson, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, John Doe of X and The Dixie Hummingbirds to name a few. The resulting 18-song double album is a diverse mix of back porch country, barroom weepers, clapboard church gospel, haunting folk, and dusty blues. On MARVIN COUNTRY! ETZIONI a multi-instrumentalist, 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 the standout tracks “Man Without a Country,” “Miss This World” and “God’s Little Mansion.” Marvin has 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 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.
|w/ The Marvin Country String Quartet|
|Sat||4/14||Venice, CA||The Talking Stick||FREE|
|Sun||4/29||Silverlake, CA||The Echo||FREE|
|w/ Martha Wainwright|
|Sun||6/24||New York||City Winery||$22-$28|