Marc Black will bring his funky and wildly colorful ensemble, The Marc Black Band, to the Colony Stage on Saturday, September 4th. His finger style blues along with his unique and imaginative songwriting has led to his being inducted into the New York Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame… as well as his recent album, Everybody Wants My Hat, reaching the top ten on the International Folk Radio Charts.
Marc’s life as a singer songwriter began when he was just a teenager. That’s when he fronted the Blades of Grass band and toured with many of the big acts of the day including the Doors, Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. He then put together an award winning group and became the first indie singer songwriter to garner a pick hit in Billboard Magazine as well as praise from folks like John Hammond Sr., “Marc’s enormous talent will eventually bering him to the top.”
This show at the Colony will also feature the wonderful vocals of Amy Fradon; joyous Eric Parker on drums (from Joe Cocker and Steve Winwood Bands); psychedelic inventor and Blues Magoos founder Mike Esposito on bass; Blue Note recording artist (and man who really knows how to dress) Don Byron on sax; and king of the hammond organ Pete Levin from the Gil Evens Orchestra on keys.
In the words of Don Wilcock, editor of the Blues Revue, “I found the Marc Black Band’s show beyond marvelous. It was truely transcendent.”
This will be Marc’s final East Coast show before leaving on a promotion tour in the Southwest.