Friday, May 30, 2008

Craig Marshall - Popular Crimes - 2002

Longtime front man for The Lucky Strikes, Craig Marshall is now pursuing a solo career as well focused on writing and performing radio-friendly guitar pop/rock. . "Popular Crimes" featured an all-star lineup, including appearances by Tony Scalzo (Fastball), Ron Flynt (20/20), George Reiff (Cotton Mather), John Notarthomas (Paul Collins' Band) and Derek Morris (Bob Schneider). Following the album's success, Marshall was invited to play the International Pop Overthrow in Chicago. The event was well received and his first run of his debut album sold out, shortly thereafter. Produced by Darin Murphy, the album sparked heavy interest in Europe and received critical acclaim from fans and journalists in other locations including Japan. "...all down the line the songs continue their parade of strong pop-rock, " says the Austin Chronicle. The year 2005 brought much success, as Marshall was chosen as a featured showcase artist at the annual SXSW music festival. Marshall’s sophomore effort "Before The Fadeaway" produced by Darwin Smith boasts another stellar line up, including Kevin Lovejoy (John Mayer) and Darin Murphy . Fans of indie pop/rock have come to identify with Craig's unique attitude toward music. As he puts it: "You're only as good as your next song.

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