MARCUS EATON to perform LIVE AT THE LINEN on FIRST THURSDAY Sept. 1
Live at the Linen presents Marcus Eaton at 8 p.m. First Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St. in Downtown Boise's Linen District. The Good Hurt and The Fav will open. $7 in advance or at the door; advance tickets available at brownpapertickets.com and The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise). All ages, full bar (I.D. required), Pie Hole pizza. Plenty of free, off-street parking is available at the Linen Building.
Marcus Eaton (marcuseaton.com) is a nationally touring independent musician from Idaho with an extensive catalog of original material. He is truly unique and groundbreaking in his approach to songwriting and his guitar playing. Incorporating rock, funk, reggae, flamenco, classical, jazz and folk into his songs, his mastery is recognized by fans and fellow musicians wherever he plays.
Eaton's career has been a study in dichotomy. His music is unique and original, yet wide in its appeal. His band is but a trio, but is as sonically powerful as any twice its size. His influences and famous fans include icons dating to the 1960s (such as Rock And Roll Hall of Fame member David Crosby), and those who are among today's most acclaimed artists (such as Tim Reynolds of the Dave Matthews Band).
Eaton recently released his fifth CD of original material, As If You Had Wings, an effort that has proven Eaton's appetite for expansion. Powered by swirling bassist Ben Burleigh and powerhouse percussionist Kevin Rogers, the release is robust, a real rocker at times, yet shows the thoughtful songwriting that has been an Eaton trademark since he signed his first recording contract with a subsidiary of MCA Records in 2002.
As one reviewer noted, the latest CD is Eaton's "most accessible yet aggressive rock music yet. He's developed into a dazzling guitarist." Announces another, "The intricacy of Eaton's songs is gratifying and unfortunately lacking in most mainstream rock. Eaton's style is an excellent mixture of maturity and excitement."
The band has been likened to such vaunted trios as Cream, Rush and the Police, with Eaton's clear and inviting voice and ever-dazzling guitar work pacing the band.
One of the more discriminate authorities in rock history agrees with the haughty praise heaped on Eaton.
"Truthfully think he's one of the best young singer-songwriter guys in America, maybe in the world," Crosby says. "He's an enormously talented person. And it comes from a very, very good place. People who really listen to music, I think, will find him just a joy. He's a really brilliant writer. Brilliant musically. Brilliant lyrically. And he just plays (guitar) like God on a good day."
And this lavish praise is imparted after a mere two-year collaboration between Eaton and Crosby, who were introduced by a mutual friend two years ago and forged a bond through their passion for music.
Eaton has been a featured act for such wide-ranging artists as Bob Dylan, Train, Victor Wooten, Dave Matthews Band, Reynolds, Derek Trucks Band, Martin Sexton, John Mayer, Jewel, Counting Crows, Jason Mraz and Sheryl Crow.
The Good Hurt (reverbnation/thegoodhurt) is a four piece indie/pop/rock band operating out of Seattle. Their new EP, Slash and Burn, was recently recorded with Ryan Hadlock (Metric, The Strokes, Ra Ra Riot) and mastered by three-time Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen in Hollywood. Described by one reviewer as "heat seeking pop aimed right at the sweet spot in your ear," the band's music draws frequent comparisons to pop-rock powerhouse contemporaries Coldplay and Weezer, but with a distinct range of depth that reaches far beyond the pop formula, with undeniable influences from singer-songwriters such as Ryan Adams and Leonard Cohen. Combine this with a distinctly retro, almost Motown flavor (frontman James Lanman cites the Good Morning Vietnam soundtrack as one of his biggest influences) and you have a musical paradox: pop music that matters.
The Fav (reverbnation.com/thefav) is an alternative rock band with country and funk influences. Best friends since high school, Matt Fabbi (bass/vocals) and Aaron Connolly began collaborating and defining their style in 2008. In 2009, they added Fabbi's uncle, Steve Saxton, on drums. Over the last two years, the trio has been playing the local scene, evolving into a well-oiled machine that cranks out tight, melodic grooves that get the crowd on their feet.
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ABOUT THE LINEN BUILDING: Built in 1910 and originally known as the American Laundry Building, the Linen Building Event Center has been transformed into an architecturally unique special events center and art gallery. The two-story facility houses three distinct music venues: a 350-capacity concert hall in a retrofitted warehouse space; an intimate, 150-capacity upstairs performance space; and a 1,500-capacity open-air performance space in the epicenter of Downtown Boise's Linen District.
1402 W. Grove St
Boise, ID 83702
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