Does size matter? Dynamite comes in small packages, and marina is a little
blond chick that weighs in at a mere 100 lb. plus tax.The size that matters here
is the size of marina`s heart- it is as big as Texas (which just happens to
be her born-and-raised home state). Her super-sized heart beats in the
chest of a beautiful, young woman on a mission to open your mind and rock
Born in Austin during a summertime heat wave, she arrived in this world
smoking and she has never cooled off. Her mom, who still lives in Austin,
bought marina her first guitar and she played it till her little kid
fingers bled- and then she played it some more! When marina turned 12 or
13, her mom bought her a Marshall stack instead of a party dress. marina`s
semi-autobiographical composition, “Shero”, reflects her deep feelings of
love and gratitude for a parent able to appreciate and support a daughter`s
indefatigable pursuit of the “beat of a different drummer”. A young woman
in a man`s world (especially the chauvinistic world of rock & roll), could
be forgiven for getting discouraged and giving up. Giving up is not
something that someone as determined as marina does very often.It is simply
not in her makeup to quit, and her persistence and resilience has paid off
in a fiercely loyal regional following. Without a doubt, the most intense
of these fans are the Harley-Davidson riding crowd who loves serious guitar
players and honest, unpretentious, hard working people in general.
But she won!t ride motorcycles! She says she promised her mom she wouldn’t.
Hard-rocking marina fronts a high-energy power-trio based in Houston.
This band rocks with a passion not often encountered in a cover-band
and they have worked into the set list
several original marina tunes that have become oft-requested crowd
favorites.The band is edgy and guitarist/vocalist marina is a performer
that feeds off a good crowd and she is always full of surprises! They have
played major venues with well-known names of rock royalty…such as Boston,
Styx, Aerosmith, Kansas, Deep Purple, Joe Satriani, and
America, just to name a few.They continue to conquer new objectives on an
almost routine basis. The band broke into the playlist at
KFAN radio station in the Texas hill country with the marina composition
“John Wayne” and in July 2006 the unplugged/solo version of the song hit #
1 on Texas Top 40.com
A total of four of her originals songs have charted in the top five on
Texas Top 40.com
Now for something completely different! In response to popular and
persistent fan demand, marina has put together a CD with a dozen a dozen
unplugged-style versions of her most requested original tunes.The result is
a delightfully spontaneous and challenging body of work that holds up under
repeated listenings and stands up to critical comparisons with even the
great, recognized practitioners of the song-writing craft.The compositions
are shining examples of epic story-telling delivered by the
writer/performer with unwavering conviction and a fire-in-the-belly
ferocity. The ballads are the real hidden treasures. Even after you hear
them several times and and familiarity sets in, the hook-laden ballads
still have the power and reach to catch you off your emotional guard.
marina enjoys the intimacy of performing acoustic-solo in small rooms and
she has begun to do this type of gig more and more frequently. She
appreciates any venue where the song-writing is the star and she has
adapted well to the demands of being the dazzling delivery system for her
musical creations. Here,the embedded message contained in the lyrics never
gets drowned out or stepped on by the roar of a high-intensity rock band.
Yes,size does matter and sometimes smaller is bigger. Big things are in
marina`s future. Don`t miss the artistry and excitement of the pretty
little lady with the pretty big bang!
Update! …May 4, 2012: Solo career picking up! Been opening for touring acts @ The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (Thanx Wrecks Bell) in Galveston,Tx. Name drop zone…opened for Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Hayes Carll, Shake Russell, Jessie Dayton, and Adam Caroll.
And saving the best for last, I’m so excited…I won a contest (I never win anything!)… a songwriter’s contest @ 106.9 fm ” The Ranch” in Corsicana,Tx. YIPPIE!! Part of the loot for winning is a ten song recording session, a beautiful Jasmine guitar and a invitation to perform @ Larry Joe Taylor”s way-cool Music Festival for 20,000 people. I got to rub elbows with Larry Joe Taylor, Radney Foster, Michael Hearne, Jason Boland and a cast of thousands…we had a blast!!!
Join me in Austin Texas March 14th with Nikki Lane, TONY JOE WHITE w/ the Texas Gentlemen, WHITE DENIM, The Kernal, CW Stoneking, Ben Dickey, Ruby Boots, Sarah Klang, Becca Mancari, Atlantis Aquarius, Rayland Baxter, Golden Dawn Arkestra, and more. General admission & VIP tickets available at www.whereisthehideout.com
Stream our latest episode featuring Chris Stapleton and The Turnpike Troubadours here. It will be available for the next four weeks. If you'd like access to stream more episodes of ACLTV, become a member of your local PBS station!
If you want your party to rock, this is the band for you! Houston's High Energy Party Band, Texas TNT plays all your favorite rock songs from the 70's, 80's, and 90's through today's buzz rock hits. From dance rock to hard rock to glam, they deliver!
Sunday Morning on Songwriters Across Texas Television Show we feature the music of Tasmin -N- Timothy McCoy, Scooter Pearce, American Gypsy Band and a Gospel by Tom Cottar. Channel 12, 1012 (Cable) 54 (Dish) "Get The Music Out!"
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Bruce Robison with special guest Kevin Anthony and G Town
March 2, 2018, 8:30pm - March 3, 2018, 12:00pm
Bruce Robison has been making music professionally for decades. He still discusses his craft with so much enthusiasm he sounds almost like a kid raving about superheroes. That infectious energy is evident in every note of his new album, Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band, as well as his new project, The Next Waltz, a blossoming community of artists, fans and friends gathering both virtually and at his recording studio in Lockhart, just outside of Austin.
In both cases, the point is to celebrate country music’s rich traditions while giving creativity free rein to go where it might, as long as it’s somewhere worth traveling. It’s also about celebrating Robison’s “love of the craft of song.”
Take a little Peggy Sue, Cajun fiddle, jumping sawdust and mama
too for the latest release from Kevin Anthony and G-Town.
Jump the Fence is the 10th album from this South Texas boy born where the Gulf Coast waters flow, but he’s got a little French Cajun somewhere in him too.
Anthony’s songs are well crafted and timeless. Add to the mix an old timer or two, Hill County gals, twangy guitars, and weeping pedal steel, and you get the kind of music that your Grandpa would’ve listened to, the kind of music that takes you back to the good old days of good time radio. Everything’s a little bit sweet, not too spicy and a tasty bowl of gumbo mixed in there too. You can’t help but tap your foot and slap your knee. Oh, and he can sing it all in French too.
Did you see 2018 Lone Star Jam ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT?
Saturday 5/26: Gary Allan | Reckless Kelly | Stoney LaRue | Roger Creager | Flatland Cavalry | Dalton Domino | Kody West | Randall King | The Drugstore Gypsies
Sunday 5/27: Randy Rogers Band | Casey Donahew | William Clark Green | Parker McCollum | Kyle Park | Mike and the Moonpies | Read Southall Band | Grant Gilbert
Plus more to be announced soon! Tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY 2/16 at 10am at www.lonestarjam.com
The full band comes to the Mucky Duck this Saturday evening Feb 17th. We've got a 7:00 and a 9:30 show. It's always a joy to play the Mucky Duck and it's really going to be an honor to bring in the Big 50 with my Houston friends. Thanks for getting the word out. Here's the ticket link www.mcgonigels.com/Shows/Terri+Hendrix+-+February+17+2018
Local artist and musician Catherine Stroud delights your ears on the MOD Coffeehouse patio! Come through from 7 to 9pm for a relaxing evening. This event is family friendly and free, although tips are greatly appreciated.