Marc Black got his musical feet wet with his high school band, the Blades of Grass (which enjoyed a top 40 hit and toured with Van Morrison and The Doors), and has been swimming in the deep end ever since. In the years that followed, Black has worked with such artists as Levon Helm, Art Garfunkel, John Sebastian, Eric Weissberg, Taj Mahal and many many more.
Marc will appear on October 26, at 8:00 p.m. at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, CA.
While Black has recorded and performed in a variety of styles and formats over the years from 60s power pop to ambient experimental performance art, his forthcoming Pictures of the Highway (release date: Sept. 21) finds Black focusing on his songs and the Guild D40 he's toted around since he bought it new in 1968. Black and producer, Jennifer Condos, have created a CD that feels very organic with Jay Bellerose's subtle touch on drums.
Pictures of the Highway is already climbing the Folk DJ Charts and the Roots Rock Internet Airplay top 50 charts, as well as drawing praise from some early recipients of the cd.
“This is one honey of a record,” wrote Janet Goodman of Music News Nashville. “Tracks are tastefully underdone, with just enough musicianship to make them float effortlessly, pulling the listener in on their lifelines. ‘Ooh, I Love My Coffee’ is absolute, irresistible fun that will make you “espresso yourself” around the office cubicle.“