La Paix: Live at the Village, Vol. 2 by Marlon Hoffman is a vibrant and powerful, emotionally driving album, with some reverence to a classic Rock & Roll style with infusions of blues and modern folk style beats. The album, though only 8 tracks, does run the gambit of meanings and messages.
One track that really has it all is a song titled Lady In Paris, which has a strong feeling of the 80’s power pop that was brought over the pond by bands from England and other European countries, to find a home here. All in all a great album to introduce you to the work of a phenomenal artist.
Marlon Hoffman started his musical path as a drummer in the 60s, then a wandering troubadour with a guitar cross country in the 70s, including a stint with Kinky Friedman. Then in the 80’s as “Marlon Monroe ” with the Clones and The St. Louis Mopes in the 90s. In the early 2000’s he made LA his home and has been playing gigs all over Los Angeles from the House of Blues, The Mint, The Saban Theatre, Silverlake Lounge, Rock N’ Roll Pizza and The Canyon in Agoura. After opening for Johnny Rivers, Ambrosia and the Guess Who he is ready to take the show on the road with his merry band in support of their second studio album La Paix, Live at the Village, Vol. II.
His friend Davey Johnstone from Elton John Band recently asked Marlon to sing two of his new songs. Marlon’s friend Bernard Fowler from the Rolling Stones introduced him to Alert The Globe, an online music streaming site that includes some of the world’s greatest musicians.
Le Happy, Live at the Village, Vol I. and La Paix, Live at the Village, Vol. II were recorded live and mixed at the Village Recorders in West Los Angeles, CA by Chief Engineer, Jeff Gartenbaum and Engineer, Shaun Lacefield.
Musicians on the album with Marlon Hoffman, whom performs Guitar and Lead Vocals are Jody Daley on Bass and Vocals, Nick Massie on Lead Guitar, 6-String and Vocals, Gary Ponder on Percussion, Kris Cadle on 12-String Guitar, Mark Gruenegar on Drums and John O’Kennedy on Guitar, Sitar and Slide Guitar.
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