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A VERY special show.

  Those of you who follow me know that I rarely, if ever, play my original material live. Well, that's about to change. On January 27th, I'll be opening for the Blues/Soul master Slam Allen at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY, playing…

My yearly ode

My yearly ode. Happiest and healthiest and most love-filled of New Year's to you and yours. <3

New Year’s Eve with the Dave Fields All-Stars!

I'll be sitting in with my buddy - and musical wizard - Dave Fields for a slamming New Year's Eve celebration at Ranchero Cantina in Emerson, NJ! This is going to be a BLAST. If you're looking for an awesome New Year's - well... here you…
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Once upon a time, there was an Awesome podcast. Farewell, with love.

Once upon a time, back in 2007... I had this album called New Eye. And as indie musicians were want to do, I was searching for places where I might, possibly, maybe if I was lucky... get my music played... (and, if I was incredibly lucky,…

OOH! The tracks! 🙂

So as the time gets nearer, I thought I'd post a tracklist for the new albums.  This is NOT necessarily the final order.  🙂 Born Wired Where I play Secret In Love Again You Used Ta Just The Man No Time Sally Runaway Dream Bend Glide Come…
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Born Wired cover

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…
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Join me…

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…

Welcome to mark marshall .com v4!

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…
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Happy New Year (again)

My yearly ode to you. <3

A bit of family history (video)

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

Mister Kick (video)

So I play with this awesome little band.... 🙂

Happy New Year

My Yearly ode.... 🙂

A dear friend…

  Judy Martin was indeed a dear friend.  Though our paths crossed with varying degrees of frequency, there was always love between us, and as is often the case with people who are close to you, we always picked up right where we…

A few snaps from NAMM

So for the first time, thanks to my friends at MJC Ironworks, I got to attend Winter NAMM. It was a blast and a half, and I got to meet some very special folks to boot. Here's a little pictrip through the adventure, which started with a cancelled…
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Happy New Year.

My yearly ode to you, dear friends. Happy New Year.
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New Orleans kicked my ass

So here's part 2 of my Louisiana trip. New Orleans kicked my ass... in the best way possible.  And most of the ass kicking was done by women.  🙂 As some of you know who follow me on Facebook, or on this blog, I've had the good fortune…
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Baton Rouge

(I just swung through both Baton Rouge and New Orleans on a 5-day trip.  I was going to Baton Rouge for the PreSonus annual PresonuSphere user conference, and because I have former NY friends who live in New Orleans half the year, and because…
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A neat little “something” unearthed.

So if you know and love "Something to Believe", this'll knock your socks off. This was done a full year before the actual song was written - and it gives you an insight into how I often write. What you can hear is how much of a song…
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What I’m working on now…

There's a great quote from Trent Reznor in the latest SPIN magazine: "The way I work is that up to the last second stuff looks like shit, and at the last minute it comes together." I'm not a huge NIN fan, but I have always been a fan of what…
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The Other New Eye.

In 2007, I released an album called New Eye. It was recorded at home over the course of three years... a labor of love, it contained 19 tracks of varied styles and lengths - all of which I wrote, arranged, played and engineered. As…

Art for art’s sake…

SO... Hi. I've been quiet for quite a while.... except on Facebook.  This wasn't by design - but out of necessity.  Well, not necessity, but health.  I had to find a center from which to operate.  Artists and writers have a tendency…
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Happy New Year

My annual ode to you, my online friends. Happiest, healthiest and most prosperous of New Year's to you, your family and YOUR circle of friends. Thanks as always for being here.
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An old new way of working…

I promised a more thorough update - well, here it is. For those of you who have watched me struggle with moving forward in the studio - you'll find a great deal of joy in it. In my previous post about workflow, the studio, art etc., I talked…
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Saying farewell to a friend…

So my brilliant buddy Dennis Winge is leaving the area - we've played together a bunch.  He's an amazing guitarist - and an incredibly sweet man.  Here's a little snippet of our last musical jaunt together.