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Marshall Dane

 “Alcohol Abuse” is a great song, congratulations its success and ranking on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart. Right On Right On!!! Thanks:)

The music video for “Alcohol Abuse” is great and looks like it was a blast to film! Did you do this type of video because it was a blast, or is there more meaning behind it? We tried to make it as fun and light hearted as possible! The message behind the song is all about the funny antics that lead to people spilling drinks…so we put a lot of thought into the best way to convey that. As you can tell, we definitely had a blast…we try and mix business and pleasure wherever possible…that’s the beauty of music:)!
The video is successful and #3 on Yallwire.com, do you have any plans for your next video? We’re already brainstorming the best ideas for the next one…it should be just as intriguing and captivating to watch!

You have been nominated for 3 Independent Country Music Association Awards. That must feel amazing. What inspires the music you write? Thanks:) It definitely adds some fire under your boots! The music I write always comes from personal experience….the highs and the lows of lifes journey.

Where can we hear your music? The best place to find all things Marshall Dane is www.marshalldane.com . There you can find links to Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, Youtube as well as scope out photos of my latest tours and live shows, sample music and videos directly from the site…or buy personally autographed CD’s..also you can check out my TOUR page to see where I’m playin’ next!
What is next for you? A summer full of festival dates, writing for a new record, and plans for another single release.
Are you touring? All summer long:)!!

 

About Marshall Dane

Marshall Dane’s infectious blend of country and rock is set to blaze a trail in 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.

Launched in May 2013, in time for last year’s CMAO Awards – for which he was nominated in several categories including Male Artist and Album Of The Year – and featuring the single and title track, “One Of These Days”, Canadian Country Artist Marshall Dane’s latest album 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, recently #1 on the Roots Music Report Pop Country chart, has country in its veins, topped up with doses of rock, pop and a side helping of soul.  The album has earned Marshall two more CMAO Award Nominations in 2014 and 3 Independent Country Music Association Award Nominations. Recorded in London, Ontario in June of 2012, One Of These Days is the follow-up to Marshall’s successful Running Stop Signs, released in 2010. 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,” or the rollicking new single, “Alcohol Abuse,” which is currently #48 on the New Music Weekly country chart, and #74 on the Music Row chart.

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 John Denver to Michael Jackson – “Thriller was the first album I bought, on cassette!”

Playing in bars and clubs as a solo singer and with a touring band – has given him his fair share of stories and insights – great for writing songs. He has opened for Alan Jackson and Emerson Drive, played at the 2011 CCMA Awards and toured on his own. On days off however, he prefers to spend his time out of the bar – in the gym, on his motorcycle, practicing yoga or at home in his apartment “cooking up something scrumptious.” But when it comes to cooking up a tune, Marshall admits there is one source of soul-nourishment that keeps on giving:

“More and more I find the influences of my parents’ spiritual upbringing permeating my writing.  Mostly the positive stuff like hope, and love, and kindness….you know – the fruitages of the spirit. “

It is that sentiment that has led Marshall to give back to causes nearest to his heart: Stop A Bully fundraisers, Breast Cancer Awareness, Juvenile diabetes research, and Children’s Make A Wish foundation, as well as helping with ALS research.

 

Marshall Dane has been slowly bubbling up to this moment. With “Alcohol Abuse” climbing the charts, 2014 promises to be the Year Of The Dane.

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