So here’s my dilemma.

Jess pointed out that some folks might not know what my initial cover design said if they didn’t know the album title.

So I put it to you… can you read the first B/W version, or should I go with one where all of the letters are clearly visible?

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I’ve been playing and recording multiple instruments since I was 11 – and recording full songs since I was about 13.

Most of this activity occurred alone in a room.  Fast forward a bunch of years, and the room is way better – but most of the activity still occurs alone.  Not that I mind… it fills me. There is nothing in the world that touches me more deeply than music. Nothing.

But in the end, it’s sharing the music that means the most.

And it’s difficult to do any of this with regularity when you’re trying to make a living by other means.

patreonSo I’ve joined a groundbreaking service called Patreon – which lets me share both the music and the process of making it with you, and gives you the chance to support me in making it.

Patreon allows you to become a patron of my art for as little as a dollar a month… and in return, you get my finished works, plus video updates, pictures, live hangouts and more.  And I get to spend more time making music – and videos, for that matter.

In just the past two months, my Patreon members have received 15 tracks, 2 music videos and 8 video updates, as well as album artwork… with a bunch more on the way.  Just in the past two weeks, I’ve finished what are probably two of my hottest and most fun 3-minute rock and roll singles ever.  Patrons already have their hands on it.

Born Wired, my rock and roll album, is nearly finished! And Let It Go, my pop/singer-songwriter album, is nearly there as well.

I’ve got 33 songs close to completion… (and another 25 begging for my attention.)

Lest you think I jest…. here you go… 18 snippets in 5 minutes:

I need your help to make this happen!

To join our little troupe, and help me continue to create… or just to find out more…

 

 

Well hey there.

Welcome to markmarshall.com V4.  Yep – this is the 4th version of my site since it started way back in 1998 – pictured above.

(No, really.  Here… you can go visit it in 2001.   🙂 )

It was long overdue for an overhaul, but life gets in the way sometimes.

I figured, seeing as I’m about to launch a whole bunch of new music – and more – a facelift was in order.

So…. WELCOME!

Love,

M

 

My yearly ode to you. <3

My father, aunts and uncle singing songs from way back… at a family gathering in Harwich Port, MA.