I say that reading Lone Voyager while traveling was a mistake because, well, it made me incredibly homesick. Images of that stunning, uniquely-New England light over the Atlantic peppered my dreams; I would wake up to imaginary gull cries, or fog horns echoing over invisible harbors. Beyond the rich maritime history of the place, its rich artistic history haunted me as well: the poems of T.S. Eliot drifted through my mind, and mingled with the dreamy Luminism of Fitz Henry Lane and Winslow Homer, or the stark realism of Edward Hopper. So many have passed through this port, and have been inspired to work, to dream, to create. This is more than an island, I thought.
And so, around that phrase, a song was born: my humble tribute to a place I am honored to call home. Nel mio piccolo (in my little way), I hope it does the place some semblance of justice.
As ever, I am so grateful to my fellow musicians and collaborators in realizing this song – and grateful to you for listening, for reading, for writing, for showing your support in so many ways. Thank you.
I will be headed home again in August (!), and will be booking/posting gigs around New England soon. I cannot wait to see & sing to you. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this little taste of home, sent from afar.
Finalmente! I am so excited to share the debut single Middle of the Ocean off my forthcoming album Tide & Stars! Here’s a little sneak peek of the music video:
And here you can listen to / download the full track:
Telling a familiar story of two lovers separated by the sea (… guess who?), this song was fittingly recorded on both sides of the Atlantic – from Cape Ann, Massachusetts to Florence, Italy – and was produced by Bernardo Baglioni (who also features on guitar, bass, mandolin, and backup vocals… phew!). The song’s lonely protagonist finds solace in the horizon, knowing her love is looking back at her from some distant shore. Middle of the Ocean pays homage to love’s indomitable spirit… so what better time to release it than Valentine’s Day?
Click here for lyrics, credits, etc. Love to all & grazie mille to everyone who contributed!
This weekend, Marina & Berna hit the road for two intimate acoustic (and FREE!) shows. The first is on Friday, 3/10 up in the salty city of Portland, ME: we will play two original sets on the newly-renovated stage at Port City Blue, one of Portland’s coziest venues for original folk, bluegrass, jazz, and more. Our set starts at 8pm. Join us for tunes & brews (and maybe some snow)!
Next up, on Sunday, March 12, we head down to New York City to play a set at the Rockwood Music Hall, down on Manhattan’s lower east side. Rockwood has three separate stages, each in its own space with its own bar and staff — so they up hosting dozens of independent musicians each day! It’s a great place to come to discover new music. We hit at 5pm on Stage 1 – hope to see you, New York friends & fans!
Marina is back in beautiful Tuscany for the fall and early winter, and is excited to announce two intimate acoustic concerts here in the coming months! Performing in duo with Florentine guitarist and producer Bernardo Baglioni, Marina is excited to share new music from her forthcoming album, Tide & Stars.
November 30, 2016: Riff Club, Prato, Italia
December 23, 2016: Ex Cinema Aurora, Livorno, Italia
On Thursday, May 14 at 6pm EST, Marina will be performing LIVE from Italy in duo with Bernardo Baglioni in an online stream through the website Concert Window. All you need is an internet connection to join them in their living room in Florence, Italy for this intimate concert! You can interact with Marina & Berna live during the show… and you will be among the first to hear some new songs!
All proceeds from this concert (ticket donations & “tips”) will be donated to the American Red Cross’ disaster relief fund for victims of the devastating Nepal earthquake. Concert goers can give as much (or as little) as they like — there is no minimum ticket price to “attend” the show. (Note: this is NOT a generic donation to the American Red Cross — our collective donation will go to a fund specifically dedicated to victims of the earthquake in Nepal.)
Click the link above to join in on the fun, to say hello, sing along, and to give what you can. Music = Community, so let’s join together in song to help those in need. <3
This Saturday, December 20th, I am very excited to be opening for American Idol winner Lee DeWyze at the Red Room @ Cafe 939 at the Berklee College of Music! I will be in acoustic duo with Bernardo Baglioni, and we will play an opening set of my songs starting at 8pm.
This is our last show in 2014 — and what a show it will be! — so come on out and say hello. It’s been an incredible year, and we are looking forward to more challenges, more travel, and more music in 2015.
- What: Marina & Berna open for Lee DeWyze!
- When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 8pm
- Where: The Red Room @ Cafe 939, 939 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.
- Tickets: $20. Click here to reserve online, or call 617 747-2261 to reserve over the phone.
It’s quite an honor to share the stage with one of today’s folk greats — and I am thrilled to be doing just that this weekend! On Saturday, 12/6, Bernardo and I are headed down to Puck Live in Doylestown, Pennsylvania where we will be opening for renowned songwriter and storyteller, Ellis Paul. On tour with his new album Chasing Beauty, Ellis has been on the road for nearly 25 years now, and has produced almost as many albums.
“Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music.”
– The New York Times
Tickets are $20 advance, and $25 at the door. Please visit PuckLive.com for more details, including directions, set times, and ticket reservations.
The Hillary Reynolds Band “invites listeners into a transcendent folk experience. The quintet charms with campfire congeniality, classic songs, and an astounding soulful and technical grasp of Americana. After four years, the band has risen from coffeehouse darlings to sharing stages with Norah Jones and performing at festivals in front of thousands.”
Needless to say, Marina and Bernardo are thrilled to support such talent — don’t miss this incredible show of original music!
From WickedLocal Hingham, News from the Hingham Journal (Hingham, MA):
For Hingham’s Coffeehouse off the Square show to open the Thanksgiving season, Marina Evans and our own Eric Eldering Cornetta will be playing.
A new face and voice for us is the widely traveled Marina Evans. She combines strong, even sultry vocals, unusual melodies and clever edgy lyrics into a style that is all her own. She started in her home town of Rockport and has toured and recorded across the US and in London and Italy, most recently issuing her latest album “Unbound.”
Hingham resident Eric Cornetta, in turn, is often heard in short segments at the open mic, as a minstrel at Old Ship’s Christmas Merrie Market and on his CD “On the Horizon.” This will be a chance to hear more of his sweet voice and expressive guitar work doing some of his most requested songs, “Pizza” and “Ghonny Brown” as well as his new songs, “Old Friends” and “Baldy’s Reel.”
The event is at 8 pm on Saturday, November 15, and starts with an open mic from 8 to 8:30. Come and be discovered. The coffeehouse is at the Old Ship Parish House, 107 Main Street, just a few doors up from the Loring Hall Theater in Hingham Square. Handicapped-accessible. Admission is $15.00 at the door and desserts and beverages are available. Proceeds benefit the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Volunteers (free admission) are always welcome. For information call 781-749-1767.