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.

Live Interview on WSUR!

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I am so excited to be interviewing LIVE on WSUR, Worcester State University‘s radio station, TODAY at 3:30pm! My interview will be part of a weekly show hosted by New England Concert Reviews, a website and media company that promotes music in New England. Providing high quality live and CD reviews along with beautiful photography, NECR has become a staple on the scene for up-and-coming artists.

You can tune in to today’s radio show by streaming online. Click here or follow the link below, and then click the “Listen Live” graphic that appears about 1/3 of the way down the page. This will open a new window, through which you can stream the show for free!

http://www.newenglandmusicnews.com/new-england-music-news-radio/

Hope to catch you on the airwaves!

 

 

 

 

 

Album Review: Unbound

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Music reviewer Bill Copeland has given a thorough and highly complementary review of Marina’s new album, Unbound (2013), in his music blog. Many thanks, Bill! Here are some excerpts:

Many of her songs have a haunting quality, as if there is an underlying spirit driving them on… No matter, though, which technique she employs, genre she borrows from, or inflection she sings in, Evans has come up with a complete artistic expression of where she is today.

She’s a master of using self-restraint to keep a lid on her power, which makes her song a more powerful expression, her power simmering just beneath the surface. […] Everything comes together perfectly around Evans’ heartfelt expressions, like a mother’s arms holding a child, like a painter getting every detail just right. […] She creates as much dramatic feeling as two gunfighters approaching each other with hands over holsters.

Unbound feels like its title suggests. Evans clearly feels free to use whichever technique, genre, and instrument as colors in her palette to achieve the musical experience she seeks. She uses rock’s aggression when she wants her song to have kick. She infuses other songs with jazz inflection to make them move freely. She even relies on flamenco structures to add more snap to her rhythmic thrusts. There is much to enjoy on Evans’ Unbound album, and all of it comes together as a nice, wholesome, fully realized reflection of an artist who knows where she wants to go.

Click here to read the full review.

Live Review: Marina Evans & Hillary Reynolds at Braintree Folk

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Opening act Marina Evans and headliner Hillary Reynolds and her band received an excellent review of their sold out concert at Braintree Folk on November 8, by music critic Jay Miller at the Patriot Ledger! An excerpt:

Rockport’s Marina Evans opened with a 45-minute set of her own tunes, and she managed to get a really warm and distinctive sound out of her acoustic guitar. Evans often utilized a wide dynamic range with her high-alto voice, going from whispery to wailing to good effect.  Her “Not Gonna Wait” injected some starkly poignant soul into the mix, while “California” was a wistful look back. Who wouldn’t like her “anti-social media” tune “Little Boxes,” with its gentle chiding of some of the more obsessed among us. Evans also has a nice swinging tempo to most of her tunes, and “How Many Miles” was an especially toe-tapping delight. And there was an undeniable beauty to her gentle, almost crystalline ballad “One Way or Another,” where her voice and guitar were superbly in synch.

To read the full review, click here.

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

Surprise Guest to Perform at Health Project Gala

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From the Gloucester Daily Times, October 14, 2014:

The Gloucester-based North Shore Health Project is celebrating 25 years of serving Cape Ann residents infected with and affected by HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C with a gala and concert featuring a top secret musician.

The event, which will be held Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, will feature performances by Antje Duvekot and Meg Hutchinson, and local singer-songwriters Allen Estes, Marina Evans, and former Entrain member Brian Alex, along with a special surprise guest.

“I’m very excited to see this person — he’s got a big draw,” said Susan Gould Coviello, executive director of North Shore Health Project and an Essex selectman. She said she could not release the name ahead of the performance. “I’m thrilled that he’s donating his time to play.”

The North Shore Health Project was formed in 1988, but the group believes this year to be its official 25th anniversary. Coviello said the project is “really ready to celebrate what we consider our 25th year in business.” The group was founded by a concerned group of people tired of losing their friends and neighbors to HIV and AIDS. In 2005, it expanded to include hepatitis C in response to the growing epidemic.

“We got sponsors to help defray the cost, because although it’s a celebration it’s also a fundraiser,” added Coviello about the gala. “We currently serve about 140 clients, and that’s only about a fraction of the people who are infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.”

North Shore Health Project offers medical case management and support groups to its clients, as well as an array of holistic services. Patients can participate in meditation, acupuncture, and reiki, to name a few. Coviello said the staff asks clients for feedback after sessions to gauge the helpfulness of each service.

The holistic services “help reduce anxiety, alleviate depression, it helps them sleep better — and patients take those practices home and [they] help them get through their day and through their week,” said Coviello, who also noted that massages can sometimes be the most human contact some patients have in a day.

Many patients with HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C struggle to overcome the stigmas and prejudices associated with the virus and disease. AVERT, an international HIV and AIDS charity working to prevent new cases, noted that “fear of contagion coupled with negative, value-based assumptions about people who are infected leads to high levels of stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS.”

Such stigma can discourage patients from seeking diagnoses or treatment, and can add unnecessary difficulties to day-to-day life.

“The North Shore Health Project has offered case management and more to residents of Cape Ann and beyond for 25 years,” said Board President Donald Maier, M.D. “Its services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client with an emphasis on holistic supports which, combined with strong physician collaboration, ensure that clients are empowered to maintain optimal health during treatment.”

Tickets to the event can be purchased at www.rockportmusic.org/north-shore-health-project.

 

 

Unbound in the News

Press Release: Songstress Releasing Debut CD at Party

Published: October 10, 2013 in the Gloucester Daily Times by Gail McCarthy

Cape Ann singer-songwriter Marina Evans will release her debut album “Unbound” at a special event on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Cape Ann Community Cinema. The live performance will feature musicians from the North Shore as well as Bernardo Baglioni from Florence, Italy, where the album was recorded.

The 26-year-old began performing on Cape Ann almost a decade ago, and has developed her skills in her hometown and across the country. While studying abroad in Florence in 2008, she began collaborating with Florentine musicians.

“Just a few months ago, I wasn’t sure I would be able to pull this off. Funding a record is no joke,” she said in a statement. “But I was overwhelmed by support and encouragement from family, friends and fans — most of whom are right here on Cape Ann, and together, we all made it happen. So thank you. This record is for you —all of you.”

She launched a Kickstarter campaign in April to raise money to record the album. With more than 200 donors, she met her funding goal and began recording in May.

Doors open for the Oct. 13 event at 7:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. The Cape Ann Community Cinema is at 21 Main St. in Gloucester.

 

Unbound CD Release Concert!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am thrilled to announce the date of the CD release concert for my debut full-length album, Unbound! Featuring some of the North Shore’s best musicians, as well as an import from Italy (producer and guitarist Bernardo Baglioni), this show will present the album with a full, FANTASTIC band. The Cape Ann Community Cinema is an unusual and very cool venue. Housed above a grrrreat record store, Mystery Train, CACC features comfy couches, a full stage, and of course, beer and vino. Doors are at 7:30, and the show will begin at 8pm – don’t miss it! Be among the first to get your hands on the new album. Hope to see you there!

Dogtown on the radio

 

I am very excited to announce TWO radio appearances this week! One will feature Dogtown, the title track off my latest EP, while the other is a live in-studio performance. Tune in and rock out – more info below.

92.5 The RiverOctober 15 – 92.5 The River

Tonight at 10pm, Dogtown will be featured on The River’s Homegrown Showcase! Tune in to 92.5FM, or stream live online here. And if you like what you hear, call in and let them know! 800-352-9250

 

October 16 – 95.9 WATD

I am psyched to be the featured artist this week on 95.9’s local music show, Almost Famous. The show runs from 8-10pm, and I’ll be performing live in duo with Bernardo Baglioni. Tune to 95.9FM or stream online here; and don’t be afraid to call the station and ask for more! 781-837-4900