Archive for June 6th, 2011

Matt Marshak – Urban Folktales

Long Island, New York native Matt Marshak is a full-blooded guitarist and an integral part of the New York music scene. Performing with many local groups he even received high accolades of Deep Purple’s legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore.

Having sound knowledge in many genre his heart however beats for contemporary jazz. Preservation (2001), This Time Around (2004), Groovosphere (2006), On The Rocks (2008) and Family Funktion (2009) are his solo albums fostering the path to bigger popularity. With Urban Folktales he now shows constancy, reliability and certainly a sureness of touch in arrangement, composition and performance.

Top musicians have joined his recording staff: Rodney Williams (keyboards), Carl Anderson (drums), Kenny Harris (bass), Marcus Anderson (vocoder), Benjie Porecki (Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, keys), Gina Breedlove (vocals), John Dillard (bass), Barry Danielian (trumpet), Mario Cruz (sax, flute, horns), Stix Bones (keys, programming), Chris Geith (keys). Matt performs on this album guitar, additional bass, keys and drum programming.

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