Author: marina

  • CD Reviews in The Noise!

        Many thanks to Boston-based publication The Noise and writer Francis DiMenno for two sweet reviews of the EPs I released this fall, Dogtown and The Tuscan Sessions! DiMenno calls Dogtown “raucous” and “anthemic” while Blue Yonder is “swellingly lovely.” Click here to read the full review – scroll down, it’s a little more […]

  • vinyl on the upswing

    In honor of the resurrection of my turntable, I would like to start off by reporting that last year in the U.K., not only did digital sales rise 27% – sales of vinyl LPs rose an astonishing 44% (!) according to British Recorded Music Industry group BPI. And in the U.S.? Billboard’s 2012 Music Industry […]

  • azoff goes rogue

    As I’m sure you are all aware, The Rolling Stones did a whirlwind string of performances in and around New York and London in December. And yes, the massive stadiums were all sold out. But were any of you in the audience? No? Maybe that’s because the cheapest tickets — at least that I could […]

  • on the front page

                        What better way to ring in the new year than with a fantastic big band behind you? This performance with the Cape Ann Big Band at the gorgeous Shalin Liu Performance Center certainly set a high bar for 2013 – the show was a hit, […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Tuscan Sessions are OUT!

    I am thrilled to announce the release of The Tuscan Sessions this November, coinciding with the beginning of my tour across the U.S.! Written and recorded this past spring while touring in Italy, The Tuscan Sessions puts a distinctly European spin on folk Americana. I was fortunate enough to work with Bernardo Baglioni, producer, guitarist, […]

  • 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) […]

  • Dogtown on the radio

    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. October 15 – 92.5 The River Tonight at 10pm, Dogtown will be featured on The […]

  • the future of music

    Last week, I was relieved to skip over bitter political reporting in the news and instead learn about the Future of Music Coalition (FMC), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a diverse musical culture, compensating artists fairly, and satisfying music consumers in the digital age. FMC tackles a broad spectrum of issues that are crucial […]

  • 52 Ways to Screw an Artist, by Warner Bros. Records

    Folk giant James Taylor takes on Warner Bros. Records – his label since 1969 – and discovers (quel surprise!) that he ain’t gettin what he’s due. And he hasn’t been. Taylor commissioned an audit of Warner Bros. that was in part aimed at securing higher royalties for the artist from digital sales. Come to find […]