Saturday, May 18, 2019
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room $25
“It’s the breathtaking grandeur of the high desert and plateaus suspended between the pioneer days and ten minutes ago… This is country folk music wrought by a working philosopher who’s missed nothing, kept a lot inside for a time, and captured the land” FAME (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange)
Marc’s song “The Last One” was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for years, and he’s performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival, The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals, and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts.
But through all the accolades, Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs, and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West.
After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, he fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off-the-beaten-path locales and filing them away for future reference.
Marc and co-producer Mike Ricciardi now present “Ride”, ten cinematic recordings reflecting his romantic connection to the American West and exploring the value of its myths to contemporary culture.