Marvin Etzioni, known as the mandolin man, is best known as a founding member of the band Lone Justice. Since that time he has produced numerous artists including Toad the Wet Sprocket and Peter Case. He has released three solo albums.
There's country, there's alt. country and there's Marvin Country! It's a magical place, some way off the map, populated by back-porch philosophers, hobos, broken hearted lovers and spacemen, and presided over by the man the L.A. Times called "one heck of a songwriter" and Billboard compared to Bob Dylan and John Lennon. Marvin Country! is the ambitious fourth solo album by a man already revered in Americana circles - among many things, he co-founded the pioneering L.A roots rock band Lone Justice, writing some of its finest songs. The 19 songs on this double CD are variously original, traditional, tender, quirky, emotional and wise. There's backporch country, barroom weepers, clapboard-church gospel, haunting folk, dusty blues and songs for which a genre's not yet been named.
Marvin Country! was awarded Album of the Week by BBC.
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