This weekend: Portland, ME and New York City!

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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!

Winter gigs in Italia!

Christmas on Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

Christmas on Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Sound check at Ex Cinema Aurora

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Songs for Nepal: Online Benefit Concert LIVE from Italy!

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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!

Click here to stream the concert live on Concert Window!

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

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Supporting American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze!

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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.

The details:

  • 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.

 

Opening for Ellis Paul!

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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.

Supporting Hillary Reynolds Band @ Braintree Folk

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Saturday, November 8: Marina and Bernardo will be performing in acoustic duo in support of the incredible Hillary Reynolds Band at All Souls Parish Hall, hosted by Braintree Folk!

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!

  • What: Marina & Berna open for Hillary Reynolds Band
  • When: November 8, 2014, 7:30pm
  • Where: All Souls Parish Hall, 196 Elm Street, Braintree, MA
  • Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at the door; click here to purchase

Two Lively Performers at Hingham Coffeehouse

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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.

Click here to read the full article.

Unbound reviewed in The Noise!

 

 

My new album Unbound received its first official review this month in The Noise Magazine, and it was a great one — I am so honored! Reviewer Tim O’Brien took a very careful listen to the album, and made his commentary on everything from the songwriting to the arrangements, vocal performance, production, and even the recording quality. It’s both refreshing and encouraging to get such a positive response on literally *all* aspects of the record. Thank you, Tim and The Noise!

You can read the full article here — scroll down, it’s about 1/3 of the way down the page. For now, an excerpt:

Recipe for a superior CD: start with a charming songstress, blend hints of Amy Winehouse and Sara McLachlan-esque vocal stylings, add just a smidge of KT Tunstall, mix in a pile of well-crafted songs, and season with outstanding production. […] Marina Evans seems destined for a sure shot at the big time.

Tuscany Tour 2014

After a long Stateside hiatus, I am thrilled to be back in beautiful Italia to debut my new album in the very land in which she was born! I will be playing several dates in acoustic duo with brilliant guitarist and Unbound producer Bernardo Baglioni; we’ve also put together a show on January 22 at one of Florence’s newest rock clubs, Jailhouse, and will be featuring a full 5-piece band (yup – the guys on the record: Leonardo Baggiani (bass), Donald Renda (drums), and Lele Fontana (keys)), as well as several special guests on viola (Paolo Clementi), guitar (Matteo Urro), and percussion (Derek James Mattuchio). This is shaping up to be a GREAT show with super talented musicians, and I am really looking forward to it! So all you ex-pats (I know there are plenty of ya!) and allayouse Florentines, come rock out with us!

Unbound on Tour: NYC, Philly, DC

After an amazing CD release party this weekend for my new album Unbound, I am on the road again! Bernardo and I head outta town tomorrow to hit New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC as an acoustic duo. So, all you city folk: come on out and support us! We’d love to see you!

We are SO excited to return to The Bitter End, New York’s oldest rock club, as well as Melodies Cafe – formerly Milkboy Coffee – in Philly. Last year’s cross country tour brought us to these two clubs, and we are looking forward to gracing their stages again! We’ll be sharing the bill in both places with some fantastic musicians, so don’t miss us!

We will also be hitting two NEW venues on this tour: Columbia University’s Postcrypt Coffeehouse, and Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse in DC. As a Columbia alum, I am quite familiar with Postcrypt: tucked in the basement of the gorgeous St. Paul’s Church, this stone cavern makes for a spooky – but sonically magical! – venue for acoustic music. As for Ebenezer’s – I have never been, but I have heard along the folk circuit that it is one of DC’s top venues for original music. The capital may be shut down, but we will rock on – so come join us!