Veteran Austin-based songwriter Craig Marshall to release “After All,” produced by Robert Harrison of Cotton Mather.
Hear the Petty, Beatles-leaning single “Something On Your Mind” now via Guitar World. Upstate NY dates start July 21st.
Craig Marshall as photographed by Valerie Fremin
Hear “Something On Your Mind,” the first single from the new Craig Marshall album After All, via Guitar World or at the links below!
Austin-based musician Craig Marshall believes that as a songwriter, he’s only as good as his next song. Fortunately, the prolific Marshall always seems to have a next song on tap, with a songbook that goes back thirty-plus years. The latest entry into Marshall’s discography is his sixth album After All, arriving via Big Ticket Records on August 7th. The album’s first single “Something On Your Mind” can be heard now via Guitar World.
The record is Marshall’s second outing with producer (and longtime Marshall admirer), Robert Harrison, leader of the critically acclaimed band, Cotton Mather.
“Craig Marshall has always kept his artistic sights trained on the loftiest of goals,” comments Harrison. “That is to craft songs that are immediate, timeless, and classic.” Indeed, the songs on After All show off Marshall’s gift for penning and performing the kinds of tunes that helped country-inflected folk to eventually become the Americana genre. His longstanding status as a well-kept secret speaks to his influence, while his skills transcend genre at the same time.
“I’m hearing Buck Owens or Merle Haggard in my head when I’m writing a song like ‘After All’ or ‘The Only Sound,’” Marshall says, but in fact, two of After All’s centerpieces, the single “Something On Your Mind” and “Only Till The End of Time” navigate firmly in the Petty–Beatles lane.
Marshall’s love of The Beach Boys and The Bee Gees can also be heard, and over the years, critics have cited artists as diverse as Badfinger, Marshall Crenshaw and XTC when describing Marshall. The songs on After All do show these influences, but ultimately a Marshall fan will hear a Marshall song, and the uninitiated will be treated to a warm, familiar sound that plays unique and fresh.
Marshall will embark on a short tour of the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York later this month. He will be joined by longtime friend and guitarist, Steve Novelli, a Knoxville-based master guitar builder and player, and Novelli’s nephew Joe Novelli on slide guitar. See below for dates.
After All by Craig Marshall arrives on August 7th, 2015 via the artist’s own Big Ticket Records label.
Craig Marshall – Live
07/21 Trumansburg, NY @ Rongovian Embassy
07/22 Burdett, NY @ Grist Iron Brewing Company
07/23 Trumansburg, NY @ Silver Line Tap Room
07/25 Hammondsport, NY @ Union Block Italian Bistro
08/16 Austin, TX @ Strange Brew Record Release Show, 4PM
(Big Ticket Records)
August 7th, 2015
- Standing Still
- The Only Sound
- Bitter Times Disappear
- Something On Your Mind (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
- Only Till The End Of Time
- After All
- It’ll Be Someday
- I Can’t Begin To Know
- In My Wild Dreams
- Back For More
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