Reviews and Press

“An aspiring singer-songwriter from Rockport has gone from Dogtown to Tuscany in pursuit of her musical inspiration.”

Many thanks to Gail McCarthy and the Gloucester Daily Times for this article about the Kickstarter campaign for my NEW album, and the bi-continental musical life I have been so fortunate to lead. The article summarizes my five-year history with Florence, Italy and its vibrant music scene, and also highlights how my growing up on Cape Ann (Massachusetts) has continued to inspire me:

“The Dogtown woods have became a sort of metaphor for me: the history there is tangible; the landscape is unmistakable; but at the same time it is a dynamic, organic place that grows anew each spring, despite the permanence of its boulders.”

Click here to read the full article in the Gloucester Daily Times;

… and click here to learn about my Kickstarter campaign - we are fully funded!

Marina Evans 2013

Marina Evans

Marina Evans 2013

Marina Evans grew up surrounded by all kinds of music, and studied and performed starting at a young age. In 2005 Marina moved to New York City, where she penned her first songs. Teaching herself guitar and listening to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, Marina wrote music that blended her jazz background with folk influences and a rock edge. Within a year, she was performing as a solo acoustic act around New York and Massachusetts. Since that time Marina has recorded three original EPs, and has taken her music from her hometown of Rockport, MA all across the United States: from Portland to Nashville, New Orleans to Los Angeles, and everywhere in between. Marina has also made her way over to Europe, performing in London and touring across Italy every spring since 2011.

In 2012 Marina was proud to release two original EPs, Dogtown and The Tuscan SessionsDogtown, released first, was written and recorded with Marina’s band in Gloucester, MA; The Tuscan Sessions was written and recorded while touring abroad in Italy. “The EPs are really two sides of the same coin,” Marina says. “While complementary, they reflect this sort of bi-continental, rambling life I’ve been leading with my music.” Dogtownrocks – described as “raucous” and “anthemic” in The Noise Magazine – and “swellingly beautiful” Tuscan takes a distinctly European perspective on folk americana. 

Now, Marina is back in Italy to work on her first full-length album, set to be released in the fall of 2013. 

"One of Two" Marina Evans

"Not Gonna Wait" Marina Evans

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