There's country. There's alt. country, and then there's Marvin Country. It's a magical place, way off the map, populated by back-porch philosophers, hobos, brokenhearted lovers and spacemen, and presided over by the man the L.A. Times called, "one helluva songwriter," and Billboard compared to Bob Dylan and John Lennon.
Grammy Award winner Marvin Etzioni has been known over the years as a producer (Toad The Wet Sprocket, Counting Crows, Voice of the Beehive), sideman (T Bone Burnett, Jack Douglas, Dixie Chicks), and a songwriter (Julie Miller, Victoria Williams, Cheap Trick). Even before there was alt. country and No Depression, Marvin was co-founder of Lone Justice. It's safe to say Marvin is revered in Americana circles.
Marvin Country is his ambitious fourth album. The two-record set is due out in April 2012 on CD and deluxe 180gram vinyl, and features Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, John Doe, Maria McKee, Buddy Miller, Richard Thompson, and others. The Mandolin Man is back!! Have mandolin, will travel...