Press: Feature Article in The Florentine!

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I am thrilled to be featured this month in The Florentine, Florence’s premier English language news publication! With distribution of over 10,000 copies in print and online, throughout Tuscany and across the pond in New York City, this magazine is read by expats and lovers of beautiful Florence the world over. It is quite an honor to be featured on these pages! Thank you, the Florentine and to writer & editor Mary Gray!

The article tells the story of my love affair with this stunning and historic city. The above photo was taken back in 2008, when I was studying in Firenze during my junior year in college. As I sat on that rooftop terrace, humming and picking out some of my very first songs, I never could have imagined that the rambling, musical path I had started on would lead me back here — but I am sure glad it did! The bicontinental life of a troubadour has blessed me with 3 EPs, a full album (and another one on the way), countless concerts across the continents, and last but certainly not least – the man I am proud to call my husband & musical partner, Bernardo Baglioni. Click here to read the full article & get all the details!

PDF: The Florentine – Marina Evans (June 2016)

Live in Italia!

 

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Back in Italy! I’m excited to return to the continent and kick things off with a concert at Ex Cinema Aurora, an independent folk venue in Livorno, Italy. As its name indicates, this abandoned cinema has been recently converted to a funky concert space. Relics of old Hollywood, including enormous old cameras, stage lights, and film reels dot the walls. And the acoustics are incredible!

I’ll be joined by my husband, producer, and killer guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Bernardo Baglioni as we perform an intimate, all-original set. We are looking forward to debuting some brand new music — some of which I *just* finished on the plane on my way to Europe! — that will make its way onto my 2016 album, Tide & Stars. Free entry. Spero di vedervi, amici italiani – mi mancate, e non vedo l’ora di condividere qualche pezzo nuovo con voi!

 

Solo Show at the Union Coffee Company!

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Photo by Sheila Roberts Orlando

My last stateside show on the books for… many months! I am headed back to Europe in just a few short weeks, and so am looking forward to my last solo acoustic show at the Union Coffee Company up in Milford, NH. A small, intimate venue, the Union Coffee Co. hosts the New Hampshire Acoustic Songwriter Series, which features singer/songwriters from across New England and Canada. And I’m excited to kick off the 2016 concert series this Sunday, January 31! The show starts around 11am and will run until 12:30 or so. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased online in advance (recommended!) — to do so, just click here. Hope to see some of you before I hop the pond!

What: New Hampshire Acoustic Songwriter Series Presents: Marina Evans
When: Sunday, January 31 at 11am
Where: The Union Coffee Company, 42 South Street, Milford, NH
Tickets: $10; click here to purchase

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!

update from the desert

Hulloooo from out west!

The cross country tour is just about drawing to a close as we make our final journey across the southwestern desert. Since the last update, we’ve hit Nashville, Asheville, NC, Atlanta, GA, New Orleans, LA, Dallas, TX, and Socorro, NM. Whew!

In New Orleans, I was greatly inspired by the stride piano stylings of Richard Scott at Fritzel’s on Bourbon Street. Click here to have a listen – man, can he play!

So far, the longest stretch has been from west Texas to New Mexico. But not to fear: we brought a yukulele, and were therefore musically productive on the road. Click here to hear a little diddy from the west Texas brushlands.

We’ll hit Arizona and Nevada before our final gig at the fabulous Room 5 in Los Angeles on Friday, 11/16 at 7pm. Anybody in LA, or with friends out there: spread the word! Would love to see you!

Tumbleweeds and tabletop mesas are calling – more soon. Be well, and THANK YOU for your ongoing support!

tour across america!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello everyone – I am THRILLED to announce that I am headed off on tour across this great land. With Dogtown released and The Tuscan Sessions due out November 1 (!), it’s high time to hit the road. I’ll be on tour with fantastic guitarist (and Tuscan Sessions producer) Bernardo Baglioni. We’re booked as far as New Orleans, and we’re aiming to play our way to the Pacific. Below are the first few dates – see a full calendar here. Hope to see you along the way!

11/1: The Bitter End, New York’s oldest rock club! 147 Bleecker Street. We play at 11pm, and it’s $5 at the door.

11/2: Milkboy Coffee, Ardmore, PA

We open up tonight’s show at 8pm. Also featuring Marlow and Andrew Whitman. $10 at the door, or for $8 advance – click here.

11/5: Taps & Tapas, Nashville, TN

Tonight is one of Nashville’s famous ‘songwriters in the round’ sessions at Taps & Tapas. Berna and I are reaaaally looking forward to sharing the stage with some of Nashville’s best! 2117 Belcourt Avenue. Show starts at 7; we go on around 9.

Thanks to 3G and social media, I have a ridiculous number of ways to stay in touch with you from the road. I’ll narrow things down. To hear the latest, pick your poison:
My website
Facebook
Twitter
Or… contact me with a snail mail address and maaaaaaaybe you’ll get a postcard (no promises, but hey).

And thanks to YOU, I am on my way!