STAR-STUDDED NEW SOLO STUDIO ALBUM
OUT TODAY ON NINE MILE RECORDS
ALBUM PREVIEW OF MARVIN COUNTRY! STREAMING
TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY
ON AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAGAZINE
Marvin Etzioni. Photo Credit: Chris Struther.
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 today, April 17–is available as a two-CD set, a double album (Audiophile 180-Gram Vinyl) and digitally. American Songwriter magazine is streaming the full disc one for MARVIN COUNTRY! Today (April 17) through Friday (April 20). Listen here: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2012/04/stream-marvin-etzionis-marvin-country-featuring-lucinda-williams-steve-earle-and-more/.
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.
After a successful showcase at SXSW last month, MARVIN has announced a Los Angeles show set for Sunday, April 29 at The Echo in Silverlake with the Marvin Country string quartet. 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.
Catch MARVIN ETZIONI on the road in the following cities:
|w/ The Marvin Country String Quartet|
|Sun||4/29||Silverlake, CA||The Echo||FREE|
|w/ Martha Wainwright|
|Sun||6/24||New York||City Winery||$22-$28|
MARVIN ETZIONI Assets:
RollingStone.com: Listen to the fiery “Grapes of Wrath”–a collaboration with John Doe of X: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-exclusive-marvin-etzionis-spirited-the-grapes-of-wrath-feat-john-doe-20120405.
KCRW: Listen to the haunting “Lay It On The Table”–which features Lucinda Williams: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/tu.
MARVIN COUNTRY! album artwork.