Mandolin Adventures

Mike Marshall - An Adventure 1999-2009
Mike Marshall

An Adventure 1999-2009 (Adventure Music, 2010)

Mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall has spent the last two decades exploring the musics of the world with his mandolin. Now you can follow his amazing evolution in an anthology titled An Adventure 1999-2009.

Marshall was one of the leaders of the new acoustic movement in the West Coast of the United States. Some of the first cuts on An Adventure 1999-2009 feature Big Trio, a band that included Alex Hargreaves on violin and Paul Kowert on upright bass.

Another highlight in Marshall’s career was the collaboration with one the leading folk bands in Sweden, Vasen. Mike Marshall and his longtime companion, violinist Darol anger, made an album with the Swedish musicians that was well received.

Marshall was also involved with Psychograss, the bluegrass jam superband that included some of the best musicias in the acoustic scene: Darol Anger, Todd Phillips, David Grier and Tony Trischka.

In recent years, Marshall has pursued his love affair with Brazilian music, recording numerous albums with some of the finest Brazilian musicians. You’ll find a few examples of these collaborations on An Adventure 1999-2009, which include performances by bandolim maestro Hamilton de Holanda, pianist Jovino Santos Neto and groundbreaking multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal.

An Adventure 1999-2009 is a fascinating intercontinental voyage by one of the great American masters of the mandolin.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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