Shortly after September 11th, Kevin Marvelle resumed writing music, ending a dry spell that lasted almost 30 years. In 1968, he began performing and dabbling with writing songs. For a couple of years, he performed at many coffeehouses in Massachusetts then just stopped. In Protests and Confession, the first song he penned following his re-birth as a writer, he suggests an explanation: "I used to play coffeehouses, wrote folk songs on the side. My professional career was quite short-lived. I played a few bars and then I retired. My songs all featured lyrics and a few had a catchy tune. But my protests and true confessions got too few drunks dancing in the rooms." Born in 1952, Kevin grew up in the Shadow of the Bomb, the title of a song off his debut CD, JUST REMEMBER. His formative years were the sixties: he protested the war in Vietnam, learned Transcendental Meditation, and went to Woodstock. These experiences profoundly affected his view of the world and his music. Kevin believes that a song should make you think and dance. His songs make you think with lyrics reminiscent of Bob Dylan's political commentary, Jim Croce's sense of humor, and Joni Mitchell's romantic observations. His percussive guitar style will get you snapping your fingers, tapping your feet, and soon you may even find yourself dancing.
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