Bex Marshall – Releases New Album ‘HOUSE OF MERCY’ 12th February 2013 in USA and announces her first tour in 2013.
‘… She does down n dirty blues, evokes Janis Joplin, goes acoustic for the tender, and contributes tasty slide and knopfleresque runs. Marshall’s powerhouse persona dominates,winningly…Uncut Magazine UK
Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’. Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul. Bex is a writer of distinction and notability, she pushes the boundaries of blues, her songs have been called timeless, touches of genius, and now with her 7 piece band, she is literally a musical tornado. On Bex’s new album ‘House of Mercy’ you will find swamp blues, splashes of gospel and colorful bluegrass; all with an exciting, lyrically British twist. ‘ ….you can see why Bex Marshall ..is a talent to watch…Classic Rock Magazine UK
A Devonshire lass now residing in London, Bex is the product of two very different families, one blue blooded landed gentry, the other Irish Romany. At 11 years old she was given a 1963 Gibson Hummingbird by her Uncle David and immediately started playing. She got hooked on instrumentals and classical guitar standards which stretched her fingers and gave her a great knowledge base from which her own music was to develop. This included flamenco, ragtime, country chicken pickin’, rock and on to blues and roots where she is now in her element.
She always had a passion for travelling, its in her blood and from training to be a croupier at 18, she began her travels around the world working gaming tables on cruise liners, in Park Lane and even dealing illegal poker games in Amsterdam. She hitch hiked the coast of Australia on cattle trains and was always to be seen with a guitar on her back, living and storing tales.
The House of Mercy CD will be released in the USA 12th February 2013 via Allegro distribution
RADIO IMPACT DATE January 14, 2013
Guests musicians on her new record are Don Wayne Reno (banjo), Dale Reno (mandolin) & Jake Byers (acoustic bass) all from Hayseed Dixie. B J Cole (dobro), Eileen Healy (fiddle) and Brigitte DeMeyer adding backing vocals, along with The Bex Marshall Band of Barry Payne (acoustic bass), Crispin Taylor (drums), Danny Bryan (percussion), Toby Baker (keyboards) and newest edition, gospel singer Shola Adegorove. ‘…British blues at its best’ – Rock n Reel (R2) UK
‘….there is a spiritual tone to her voice that lifts songs from the good to the great… inject a bit of her blues sparkle into your veins, sometimes addiction is a good thing. – Bluesandsoul.com ‘…Bex hits all the stops with this one’- Musicnews.com
2013 HOUSE OF MERCY TOUR
Saturday 24th Feb -Biscuits and Blues, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday 27th Feb – Terrablues ,New York, NY
Saturday 1st March Wilberts, Cleveland, OH
Saturday 2nd March Cooley Lake Inn, Commerce,Township, MI
Sunday 3rd March – Canadian Blues Museum, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday 6th March – Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL
Thursday 7th March The Slippery Noodle, Indianapolis ,OH
Saturday 9th March WDVX Blue Plate Special , Knoxville, TN
Tuesday 12th March 3rd and Lindsey , Nashville, TN
Thursday 14th March Dans Silverleaf , Denton,TX
Wednesday 20th March Teddys Juke Joint, Zachary,LA
Radio promotion by Brad Hunt, The WNS Group 845-358-3003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bex is now sponsored by both Ozark Guitars and the legendary guitar maker Chris Eccleshall who has built guitars for Clapton, Gallagher and Bowie to name a few, along with his partner Eddie Cameron.
Bex now plays the ‘Electric Lady Guitar’ an ‘Ozark 3515E’ Electro Acoustic Biscuit resonator, wood body with a lipstick pickup with cutaway and an ‘Ozark 3515BETC’ Resonator Guitar thin metal body with cutaway.
Bex also plays a 1963 Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar.
Discography : ‘Kitchen Table’