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)

Spring Gigs in Italia

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Sketch by Aleksey Nelipa

Spring is finally here and Bernardo and I are excited to get back on stage! We’ve got two gigs coming up in beautiful Florence, Italy. We are looking forward to debuting new material from our forthcoming album, Tide and Stars, and Berna will be trying out some new harmonies & instrumentation — now we’ve got guitar, dobro, and mandolin in our set!

May 6, 2016: Michael Collins Signoria, 10pm

Located in historic Piazza Signoria in Florence, the Michael Collins pub’s underground cantina will bring you back in time. Located within an imposing palazzo with views of the Uffizi Gallery & Palazzo Vecchio (home to the famous Salone del Cinquecento, the seat of Florentine government, as well as stunning de’ Medici apartments), this promises to be an intimate show in an unusual setting. Join us, amici Italiani!

https://www.facebook.com/collinspubfirenze

May 18, 2016: Circolo Arci il Progresso, 10pm

On the other side of town, this community-run events center and concert hall has housed concerts by many local and international artists. We’ll be performing an acoustic concert on this beautiful stage, beneath old wooden beams and suspended above a marble floor. This concert is part of Bob Dylan Week, a weeklong celebration of the famous troubadour. Throughout Florence, there will be poetry readings, art installations, concerts, and more – and we’re thrilled to be part of the lineup! We’ll be paying homage to Dylan along with other links in the songwriter chain, such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and more.

http://www.circoloilprogresso.it/

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

Home for the Holidays: Winter Tour Dates!

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After a few months abroad, I am so excited to be home for the holidays – and to sweeten the deal, I’ve also got some great gigs on the books! I have been working up some new material recently, and can’t wait to share the new songs with you all. In the two months that I’ll be stateside, I’ll be hitting Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and New York City – and would love to see YOU! Click here for a full list of upcoming shows.

Some upcoming shows:

Thursday, December 10:
North Shore 104.9 Holiday Toy Drive
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport, MA
4pm

Saturday, December 12:
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse
Split bill w/Lenny Solomon
Byfield, MA
7:30pm; $10 at the door

Wednesday, December 16:
The Rhumb Line
Fly Amero’s special guest
Tunes & Toys for Pathways for Children
7pm

Thursday, January 14:
Port City Blue
Portland, ME
Duo w/Bernardo Baglioni

Saturday, January 16:
The Vanilla Bean
Opening for Ellis Paul!
Pomfret, CT

Sunday, January 17:
Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY
4pm on stage 3

Green Mountain Bound: Vermont Shows!

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Next weekend, Marina & Bernardo head up north to the beautiful green mountains of Vermont for two shows! The first is the Vermont Music Fest on August 8, held on the rolling farmland of Lareau Farm in Waitsfield, VT. Featuring original acts from across New England on two stages, as well as games, art, and locally-sourced food and drink, this festival promises to be a full day of fun for the whole family. Click here to visit their website and learn more.

Next up is an intimate house concert in nearby Morrisville, just outside of Stowe, VT, on August 9. “Weather permitting, we’ll play outside on the hillside, surrounded by those rolling hills,” Marina says. “We’re excited to go from a festival stage to the intimacy of a house concert the next day, and hope you’ll join us!” If you’re in the area and would like to join in the fun, send Marina an email for more details.

Solo Acoustic in Vermont

This week, I am headed north to the beautiful city of Burlington, VT to play a few shows at the Radio Bean Coffeehouse, The Skinny Pancake, and live on the air at 105.9FM! This is a new city for me – I’ve passed through, but never performed here – so I am really looking forward to seeing the sights, trying out a few new venues, and meeting new friends! Anyone in Vermont: please spread the word! And out of towners: not to fear, you can tune in to Wednesday night’s radio show at 105.9 FM or stream it LIVE online by clicking here.

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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!