Mike Marino, a Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist & Dreamer of how the world could be... Reflective, Insightful, Subtle and Explosive his Folk Inspired Roots Rock, Americana style drawls inspiration from the days growing up on a South Jersey farm in the magical era of the 60's & 70's. His emotion and intensity derived from the constant erosion of the American Heartland. Musically influenced initially by the British Explosion, particularly The Beatles, Cream, Procol Harem, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Blind Faith & John Mayall's Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton. However, Mikes songwriting roots are firmly planted in the Heartland's early West Coast sound of Buffalo Springfield, Byrds, America, Jefferson Airplane, Eagles, and the Folk Influenced Pop/Rock sound of CSN&Y. Marino's style of songwriting places him in the same solo genre as Dan Fogelberg, Eric Clapton, Steve Stills and Neil Young. Having kicked around the Tri-State music scene for the past fifteen years playing everything from Folk Coffee-House gigs to hard driving Blues with such acts as Nationally Recognized Mike Dugan & the Blues Mission and Rock gigs with local favorites The Shakes, Marino has harnessed a style as a guitarist and songwriter being compared by Reviewers to some of Rock's Royalty. Regarding Mike's debut release: 'Last of the Heartland' 'This CD reminded me of The Band. The vocals at times were reminiscent to the late/great Rick Danco, & the Roots Rock instrumentation were great' Bryan Klausing-- Assoc. Producer- Acoustic Rainbow. (Poetman Records) 'Marino has successfully re-invented a sound that evaporated from the pop culture radar more than two decades ago. By combining elements of Acoustic Folk, Blues and Electric Rock, Marino revisits the sound and style of some of the best-recorded music ever made.' Indie Music Review-Jan.2002 Mike's been a featured artist as the Philly Pick on WXPN 88.5 Phila. -Helen Leight show and has gotten considerable airplay in the states as well as European and Australian Radio for tracks off his debut album. Mike's new release, entitled Another World, features a fantastic line-up of players he calls his RestlessSoul. Marino further solidifies his brand of Americana/Vintage Rock Songwriting addressing issues of the day with a retro-vibe. His vintage brand Rock with powerful lyrics reaffirms the role of the American Singer/Songwriter from a time when songwriting was not only a state of mind but a way of life. Listen to his RestlessSoul.....
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