CRAIG MARSHALL - Artist/Songwriter

by Craig Marshall
(Austin, TX, USA)





Craig Marshall / Hollowbody Music (BMI)

Awarded – “2016 SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR”!
by the Austin Songwriters Group http://austinsongwritersgroup.com/?p=2471

“Marshall deftly weaves a bit of rockabilly with a twang and a rock beat. This winning combination showcases his solid songwriting and guitar skills.” – Guitar World

http://fanaticpromotion.blogspot.com/2015/07/veteran-austin-based-songwriter-craig.html

Craig Marshall's lengthy musical resume stretches back to his teen years performing with various combos in his hometown of Syracuse, New York. He moved to Austin in the early 1990s with his then-band, the country-leaning Delta Rays, but soon found himself founding and leading the locally popular Sinatra-style jazz-swing outfit The Lucky Strikes.
Over the past two decades, the Austin, TX-based singer-songwriter-guitarist has quietly built a remarkably accomplished body of work, drawing upon his wide-ranging musical background to craft engagingly melodic, personally-charged music that's as emotionally resonant as it is catchy.
Along the way, his songs were picked up for a variety of film and TV soundtracks, and his compositions were covered by a variety of artists, including Triple A sweethearts The Kennedys, Austin favorites Charlie Faye, Trish Murphy, and noted country-rocker Penny Jo Pullus.

The latest entry into Marshall’s discography is his sixth album After All, his second outing with producer (and longtime Marshall admirer), Robert Harrison, leader of the critically acclaimed band, Cotton Mather.

“Craig Marshall has always kept his artistic sights trained on the loftiest of goals,” comments Harrison. “That is to craft songs that are immediate, timeless, and classic.” Indeed, the songs on After All show off Marshall’s gift for penning and performing the kinds of tunes that helped country-inflected folk to eventually become the Americana genre. His longstanding status as a well-kept secret speaks to his influence, while his skills transcend genre at the same time.

“I’m hearing Buck Owens or Merle Haggard in my head when I’m writing a song like ‘After All’ or ‘The Only Sound,’” Marshall says, but in fact, two of After All’s centerpieces, the single “Something On Your Mind” and “Only Till The End of Time” navigate firmly in the Petty-Beatles lane.

Marshall’s love of The Beach Boys and The Bee Gees can also be heard, and over the years, critics have cited artists as diverse as Badfinger, Marshall Crenshaw and XTC when describing Marshall. The songs on After All do show these influences, but ultimately a Marshall fan will hear a Marshall song, and the uninitiated will be treated to a warm, familiar sound that plays unique and fresh

Video for "Difficult"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpwsfZz6i3Y

Video for "When You Come Back Down"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7JLvHp4jg0&feature=related


SONG "FEW AND FAR BETWEEN" (from CD "Hiding In The Doorway") FEATURED IN
2015 FILM “MUCK” NOW ON FUSE TV AND ONLINE (CLICK TO WATCH MUCK NOW!)

SONG "GOOD FOR YOU" (from CD "Hiding In The Doorway") FEATURED IN
FILM "3 REFERENCES" WITH PREMIERE AT THE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2013!

SONG "SMALL REMINDER" IN HOLLYWOOD FEATURE "MY UNCLE RAFAEL" RELEASED IN THEATERS 2012! (currently on video, Netflix, Hulu etc)
CRAIG HAS 3 SONGS FEATURED IN FILM "WHEN HARRY TRIES TO MARRY" WHICH HAD A WORLD PREMIERE AT THE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2010!


Craig Marshall / Hollowbody Music (BMI)
Austin, TX
512 447-9299 / 512 560-2145(cell #)
craig@craigmarshall.com
www.craigmarshall.com
www.facebook.com/craigmarshallmusic
http://www.reverbnation.com/cmarshall
http://www.youtube.com/craigmarshallband




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