Track Premiere: Austin’s Craig Marshall

Craig Marshall

Ace tune from songwriter’s 6th full-length, due in early August.

By Blurt Staff

Austin-based musician Craig Marshall has to be one of the more prolific songwriters we’ve encountered, what with a songbook that goes back thirty-plus years.  Now he’s set to drop sixth album “After All,” arriving via Big Ticket Records on August 7th. We’re pretty psyched to unveil the track “Standing Still” from the record, exclusively for BLURT readers. Check it out:

After All”’s second single is the most bluegrass track on the record, with contributing players including Patterson Barrett on mandolin and dobro, Eddie Dickerson on fiddle, and Betty Soo on harmony vocals.

The LP marks Marshall’s second outing with producer Robert Harrison, of Cotton Mather/Future Clouds And Radar fame. “Craig Marshall has always kept his artistic sights trained on the loftiest of goals,” comments Harrison, a longtime fan.  “That is to craft songs that are immediate, timeless, and classic.” And from country-folk Americana to more pop-inflected material (reflective of Marshall’s abiding love of the Beach Boys and Bee Gees), he’s become an influential player on the Austin scene, a much-loved well-kept secret whose skills transcend genre.

Marshall will play a record release show in Austin on August 16th at Strange Brew.

Photo credit: Craig Marshall as photographed by Valerie Fremin

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