Marina Evans grew up surrounded by all kinds of music, and studied and performed starting at a young age. In 2005 Marina moved to New York City, where she penned her first songs. Teaching herself guitar and listening to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, Marina wrote music that blended her jazz background with folk influences and a rock edge. Within a year, she was performing as a solo acoustic act around New York and Massachusetts. Since that time Marina has recorded three original EPs, and has taken her music from her hometown of Rockport, MA all across the United States: from Portland to Nashville, New Orleans to Los Angeles, and everywhere in between. Marina has also made her way over to Europe, performing in London and touring across Italy every spring since 2011.
In 2012 Marina was proud to release two original EPs, Dogtown and The Tuscan Sessions. Dogtown, released first, was written and recorded with Marina’s band in Gloucester, MA; The Tuscan Sessions was written and recorded while touring abroad in Italy. “The EPs are really two sides of the same coin,” Marina says. “While complementary, they reflect this sort of bi-continental, rambling life I’ve been leading with my music.” Dogtownrocks – described as “raucous” and “anthemic” in The Noise Magazine – and “swellingly beautiful” Tuscan takes a distinctly European perspective on folk americana.
Now, Marina is back in Italy to work on her first full-length album, set to be released in the fall of 2013.