Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Marc Black coming to Altadena, L.A. and Pasadena

Marc Black, a favorite New York artist who frequently collaborates with the likes of John Sebastian, Art Garfunkel, Levon Helm, Eric Weissberg and Taj Mahal, among others, has planned a “World Tour” of Southern California to support his new album, Pictures of the Highway.

Black has several dates set for appearances in Southern California:

Tues, Oct. 26 Altadena, Ca
The Coffee Gallery Backstage 8 p.m.
(2029 N. Lake) $15

Wed., Oct. 27 Carlsbad, Ca
Carlsbad Village Farmers Mkt 1 p.m.
2930 Roosevelt Street

Fri., Oct. 29 Santa Ana, Ca
The Gypsy Den 9:30 p.m
125 N Broadway Ave

Sat., Oct. 30 Venice, Ca
The Talking Stick 1 p.m. Late Lunch Live Music Series

Tues., Nov. 2 Los Angeles, CA
The Mint

Wed., Nov. 3 S. Pasadena, CA
Firefly Bistro Wine & Song Series

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.

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.

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