|SHORT FORM BIOGRAPHY|
Following a youth of accompanying his roaming country musician father, and years of touring the world non-stop with Canadian alt-country luminaries Fred Eaglesmith and Willie P Bennett, and working with acts such as Willie Nelson, Junior Brown, Del McCoury, Hayes Carll, Adam Carroll and Delbert McClinton, Roger Marin now delivers his own distinctive voice and an honest, razor sharp sound that cuts through the manufactured pretense of commercial music.
|LONG FORM BIOGRAPHY|
existing outside the establishment
the un-genre of genres
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. Marins no-nonsense approach has earned him the respect and camaraderie of many fellow singer-songwriters. He has worked with the likes of Willie Nelson, Willie P. Bennett, Hayes Carll, Adam Carroll, Scott Nolan and Gordie Tentrees.
Constantly evolving as songwriter and performer, Marin's eagerly anticipated third album has just been released. 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 band, the Roger Marin Band, including Phil Bosley (Bass/Vox), Mike Tuyp (Lead Guitar) and Matt Keighan (Percussion/Vox), from reaches around the globe to perhaps your very own backyard, do not let an opportunity pass to experience this talent.
|Reviews & Interviews|
2004-07-22 Niagara Pulse Magazine - Shain Shapiro - Feature Article
2007-07-25 Yukon News - Genesee Keevil - Marin mixes country folk with Zappa punk
2007-08-23 Toronto Star - Greg Quill - Festival Takes Root In Niagara
2008-06-01 St Catharine Standard - Don Fraser - With a little help from his friends
2009-08-13 Edmonton See Magazine - Tom Murray - Scenes From A Marin
2010-06-01 Welland Tribune - staff - Everyday experiences inspire Marin's latest
2010-06-24 LA Beat - Richard Amery - Roger Marin bringing real country to Lethbridge
2010-06-29 Lethbridge SunTimes - staff - Strong lineup of local music for Canada Day
2010-07-01 BeatRoute Magazine - Spencer Brown - Roger Marin prefaced with pedal steel
2010-07-05 Welland Tribune - staff - Everyday experiences inspire Marin's latest
2010-07-07 LA Beat Magazine - Richard Amery - Roger Marin has a knack for a country hook and a catchy song
2010-07-10 Welland Tribune - staff - The road to growth Extensive touring gives ...
2011-07-04 Niagara This Week - Cicada Fest at Five
2011-07-04 Welland Tribune - An Original Concept
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|Roger Marin on Steel|
|Roger Marin & Mike Tuyp|
|Roger Marin Toonified|