When it comes to learning how to make a name for yourself as an independent music artist, Roger Marin has been a life long student. Living and breathing music for most of his life, as a teen playing guitar alongside his father – a roaming country music artist, then several years as pedal steel and lead guitar with Fred Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels. More recently on his own and ramping up to record, promote and release his third album, the lessons learned have paid off in many ways for the Thorold guitarist and singer-songwriter.
Marin's stage performance is well honed, engaging and brimming with his zest for life. His song writing resonates with his belief that “You only find satisfaction in music by doing it your own way. Right or wrong, you should do it the way you feel it. Don’t rush, just work hard and do it right.” He has made a world of friends in the business and has an enthusiastic and growing audience. Marin's no-nonsense approach has earned him the respect and camaraderie of many fellow singer-songwriters. He has worked with the likes of Willie Nelson, Hayes Carll, Willie P. Bennett, Scott Nolan and Gordie Tentrees.
Constantly evolving as songwriter and performer, Marin's third album is very much anticipated by his fans. His debut album, Roger Marin Jr., features 12 tracks giving insight to the mechanics and road warriors he was raised with. Marin is no stranger to the rough men and tough lifestyle he writes about. The sophomore album, High Roads, with co-written title track, "High Roads" (written with Texan songwriter Adam Carroll) and its metaphoric imagery to "Rollin On", "Hang this Hat", "Broken Glass and Busted Songs" and "City Girl", this album paints a cinematographic portrait of life on the road. There is sincerity and authenticity to this artists writing that is unmistakable.
Whether performing solo or with the trio which create the Roger Marin Band, including Phil Bosley (Bass/Vox), Matt Keighan (Drums/Vox) and Mike Tuyp (Guitar) from reaches around the globe to perhaps your very own backyard, do not let an opportunity pass to experience this talent...
Megan Lane fills the gaps between blues, jazz, rock, and soul with fierce passion. An experienced song-writer, performer, and producer, Lane is touring her latest album Bow and Drill the Spark (2009). With this release Lane showcases an incredibly diverse style that is both sensitive and provocative. Igniting her audience from the first note, Lane has shared the stage with Colin James, Buffy St. Marie, and many others. Lane’s distinct voice moves back and forth between a deep dark growl and the breaking point of an aching cry, and her weeping guitar is anything but gentle. Her music resonates with the intensity and wisdom of someone who knows how to make fire from friction, and it leaves a burning mark.