Joe Marson is a Brooklyn transplant whose music resonates in the realm of alternative folk-rock, with a defiant bluesy edge. Marson delivers full-bodied, soulful ballads charged with slow thumping percussion, powerfully swelling harmonies and fervent, evocative lyricism. A wanderer, Marson spent a good six years traveling the nation prior to settling in Brooklyn. That epoch gives marked spark to his songwriting. “I was soul searching and trying to find who I was, as a person as well as musically,” Marson texplains, “I wanted to dip my toes in different experiences and genres before writing about them.”
On top of consistently touring (opening for Tedeschi Trucks Band last year), Marson was recently hand picked by legendary producer Don Was to be 1 of 5 (out of 14,000 applicants) for the Guitar Center Singers Songwriter Contest in Los Angeles.