Marble Party with special guest Mark Karan!

Marble Party with special guest Mark Karan!

El Cajon

Saturday, June 9, 2018

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

$17 Advance/ $20 Day of Show (plus fees)

This event is all ages

Marble Party
Marble Party
Marble Party is an indie rock band from Marin County. Their 3rd album Sometimes a Great Ocean (2017) has gained rave reviews and national radio play since its release. Music critic Paul Liberatore from the Marin Independent Journal called it "a brilliantly arranged and masterfully conceived album." Music blog Absolute Powerpop raved, “Another tour-de-force from these pop/rockers.” Accolades include: Top 100 on the national college radio charts; DJ Cuppa Joe (KALX Berkeley) best albums of 2017; DJ Cuppa Joe (KALX Berkeley) #1 song of 2017; Marin Independent Journal's Marin musicians’ best albums of 2017; Absolute Powerpop music blog's top 100 albums of 2017.
Mark Karan
Mark Karan
Mark Karan sometimes describes himself as "a male Bonnie Raitt filtered through a psychedelic blender". Karan oozes passion and rock and roll spirit, presenting his music in creative ways that make folks perk up, dance... and maybe think a bit after the shufflin’s done.

Best known for his extended time around the Grateful Dead scene as lead guitarist for Bob Weir & Ratdog, Mark is far more than his time in the "land of the Dead" might imply... a consummate team player for many years, his six-string contributions have added something special to tours with Ratdog, The Other Ones, Delaney Bramlett, Dave Mason and Paul Carrack... and as a "value added" guest for impromptu sit-ins with the Allman Brothers, Trey Anastasio, Gov't Mule, Jackie Greene, ALO, Levon Helm, Chuck Leavell, Little Feat, Phil and Friends and many more...

“Playing with [Bob] Weir for a dozen years and being encouraged to freely interpret Dead music faithfully or as personally as I could imagine was a real blessing,” says Karan. “The experience was a huge opportunity to explore musical freedom and self-expression and that's still what I’m all about.”

The San Francisco-based singer-songwriter-guitarist is currently working on a new record and embarking on the most personal phase of his career yet. Given his vibrant chops, warm voice, and intuitive, inspired grasp of music, it’s bound to be an exciting time.
El Cajon
El Cajon
Fueled by a drive and passion that can only be found when the right souls play music together, El Cajon is a must-see Bay Area Band. Their raw energy and infectious sound is as much the Cars and the Police as it is Arcade Fire or the Lumineers with RJ Holmberg’s lead voice so distinct that you will forever know it when you hear it. Complemented with lush harmonies from all the members, the band creates a vocal landscape unique to El Cajon. Key to the band’s sound is Mike Rennie’s incredible fiddle playing, often driving a song or adding an orchestral melody over June Holmberg’s Wurlitzer and Accordion and RJ’s telecaster. South Africa meets Texas in the rhythm section with Kyle Hermans energy and pocket on the skins and Martin Ledyard tying it all together with his artful bass playing.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/