Marah – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – March 29th, 2019

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Marah

John Train

Fri · March 29, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$25 ADV / $28 DOS + Fees

Marah
Marah
It is hard to remain indifferent in front of this band. You feel trapped by their music, drunk with it.

Every performance by MARAH is an explosion of vitality, energy and authentic passion for pure, undistilled rock&roll. Their melodies are so wonderful that they almost hurt, hitting you with well-aimed blows of honesty. Getting through them is entering a magical universe of deep lyrical poetry, across which parade the dark side of the street, the soul’s emotions and dreams. Stories that scratch the surface looking for deeper meanings, that go right through your skin and broaden your heart.

Without a break, without respite, they knit a moving visceral rock which they spit from deep inside, making bitterness turn out beautiful if you truly feel it. Without renouncing the freshness of present time, they integrate their chords together with ancestral roots which they re-invent time and time again, shaking your blood and soul to the point of distorting your senses. The result is a sort of gorgeous music they generously give away to make the world look more inhabitable to us, with more room for goodness and beauty.
Thanks MARAH!

lOLA rOBLES
(freelance journalist. Spain)
John Train
John Train was formed in the mid-1990s, when songwriter/guitarist Jon Houlon met dobro player Mike 'Slo-Mo' Brenner (Marah, Songs:Ohia/Magnolia Electric Co, Low Road, Slo-Mo), and the two began exploring bluegrass and Texas folk material and performing around the Philadelphia area. Fast forward almost 20 years and six CD releases later, John Train still chugs on, now a rootsy 6-piece that features Houlon, Brenner and Mark Tucker on guitar and steel guitar, Mark Schreiber on drums, Mike Frank on bass and Bill Fergusson on mandolin. John Train performs regularly in the Philadelphia area and frequently at Fergie’s Pub on Sansom Street. The band's most recent CD, "A Wig and A Wonder," was released in 2013. John Train has opened for the likes of Dave Alvin, Junior Brown, Joe Ely, Jesse Winchester, John Wesley Harding, Butch Hancock and Robert Earl Keen.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/