In Deep Music Archive presents: Marty Willson-Piper
Marty Willson-Piper kicks off his music and storytelling series on Saturday, January 13th at Steve's Deli in downtown Jackson. This special performance will be an acoustic one featuring Marty on 12 string and his wife Olivia on violin and cellolin.
Marty is best known for his tenure as a lead guitarist, singer/songwriter and occasional bass player, with disparate acts - the church, All About Eve and The Saints, covering Psychedelia, Goth and Punk with ease. As a songwriter he has written songs for and with Charlie Sexton - Bob Dylan's guitarist, Aimee Mann, Jules Shear, Linda Perry and Grace Slick from the seminal 60s band Jefferson Airplane. Over 45 years as a musician, more than 70 albums (and even 4 of those Gold records) have not diminished Martys love of music and his quest for new audiences and those songs still waiting to be written.
Brought up close to Liverpool, England his influences have made him a prolific writer covering even more genres with a slew of solo albums as lead singer and as guitarist and singer/lyricist with other eclectic projects including four albums with English project Noctorum and long-time collaborator Dare Mason. Two albums with MOAT, a collaboration with German/Swedish composer Niko Röhlcke (a member of one of Swedens biggest bands Weeping Willows) and staying in Sweden, he has also become a member of legendary Swedish Progressive band Anekdoten as a guitarist, touring with them all over Europe, Japan and even Armenia.
He keeps informed as to contemporary music as well as being an authoritative music historian. Marty penned 40,000 words of sleeve notes for the re-releases on CD of the church EMI catalogue as well as curating the Newspaper Taxi website where musicians wrote reviews of their favorite albums. He has returned to writing with his In Deep Music Archive website where he covers an eclectic range of thoughtful musical essays. The In Deep Music Archive is widely acknowledged as one of the planets biggest personal record collections, ranging from Classical music to Jazz, Punk, Prog, Pop, Funk, Soul, R&B and Electronic sounds, with an ultimate goal of preserving the collection for posterity as an archive of music history.
He has also worked as a radio DJ in New York City and teaches songwriting and guitar through his website. Most recently he has performed all over the world with his own band featuring interchangeable line ups. This latest fascinating incarnation features his German wife Olivia Willson-Piper on violin for acoustic performances, and adds long-time bassist Hannah Moorhead and guitarist, harmonist and namesake Don Piper for full band performances.
He performs an eclectic collection of songs from all aspects of his long history that invites all music lovers to experience Marty as a singer, a songwriter, a guitar player and a storyteller.
For more details:
Steve's Deli (View)
125 South Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201