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Marshall Dane’s infectious blend of country and rock is set to blaze a trail in the summer of 2014. Country by definition, but fueled by rock and roll and infected with a watermelon-sized helping of hope, love and salvation, Marshall’s the kind of guy you want to have on your side when the going gets tough in this world and his new album “One Of These Days” is set to be your alibi.
Marshall Dane’s latest album – for which he was a CMAO nominee in several categories including Male Artist and Album Of The Year – and featuring the new single “One Of These Days”, puts life back in to the swing of things, driven by a swirling blast of fabulous melodies that gives you a country rush right from the get-go.
“One Of These Days is about how I deal with the curves life throws,” says Marshall. “It’s not really about where I’ve been but more so about where I am now…where I wanna go…and how I’m gonna get there, wherever ‘there’ is.“
One of These Days has country in its veins topped up with doses of rock, pop and a side helping of soul. This latest collection is never far away from a radio-friendly corner, whether it’s the thrill of “Living It Up” or the reflective energy of “How Do I Get There From Her.”
Recorded in London, Ontario across June of 2012, “One Of These Days” is the follow-up to Marshall’s successful Running Stop Signs, released in 2010.
Born in Southern Ontario, Marshall grazed on a rich fix of music, from the country sounds of his preacher dad – “He first taught me how to play “The Farmer’s Song” on guitar” – through his mum – in his own words the strongest, toughest, hardest working woman he’s ever met – who played piano in the evenings to his four sisters and two brothers and through his own musical discoveries from Johnny Denver to Michael Jackson – “Thriller was the first album I bought, on cassette!”
Playing his first solo gig at 15 for thirty five bucks and a plate of cheesecake, Marshall tried working in a band before eventually taking fate in to his own hands in 2008 and headed down to Nashville for a master-class in composing country songs.
“Best move ever!” he roars recalling how he quickly got to know the country music capital’s song writers and music publishers. Within nine months he had gathered a repertoire of exciting new tunes. “I was encouraged to submit a song for a local songwriting competition at a country radio station,” he recalls with a grin. “Low and behold I won the contest. The prize? To open up for Emerson Drive and perform for an audience of country music fans.”
His appearance bagged him a deal with The Agency Group, opening for Alan Jackson in 2010,
a tour in early 2011 and then a nomination to represent the New Artist Showcase at the