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Bex Marshall

Air Date: 03-06-13

Bex Marshall plays an explosive slide rock n ragtime guitar, roots pickin with frails of bluegrass. Moonshine at midnight vocals with a back porch delivery, her lyrics are reflections of life and love with touches of humor, entwined with Americana roots. Bex pushes the boundaries of blues music from within this musical melting pot, but her songs have also been called timeless with touches of genius, her live show is fearless…there you have the tornado performance that is Bex Marshall.

Bex Marshall's last release ‘Kitchen Table’ received stunning reviews world wide along with stand out sessions for Paul Jones & Bob Harris's BBC radio shows. Touring three times around the USA, extensive tours of Australia, UK and Europe all in under three years. Bex got to number 13 in the USA ‘UK artists chart’ and number 20 in the USA national Americana Music Association Chart. (AMA Chart).

The mixing of Bex's third album continues, plans for a September release are underway, with return tours in the UK, USA, Australia and Europe to follow.

Guests musicians on her new record are Don Wayne Reno (banjo), Dale Reno (mandolin) & Jake Byers (acoustic bass) all from Hayseed Dixie. B J Cole (dobro), Eileen Healy (fiddle), Gary Choules (acoustic bass) and Brigitte DeMeyer adding backing vocals, along with The Bex Marshall Band of Barry Payne (acoustic bass), Crispin Taylor (drums), Danny Bryan (percussion), Toby Baker (keyboards) and newest edition, gospel singer Shola Adegorove.

Bex is now sponsored by the legendary guitar maker Chris Eccleshall who has built guitars for Clapton, Gallagher and Bowie to name a few, along with his partner Eddie Cameron Bex now plays the 'Electric Lady Guitar'. Devon made for a Devon maid…!!!

She always had a passion for travelling, its in her blood and trained as croupier at 18 began her travels around the world working gaming tables on cruise liners to Park Lane even dealing illegal poker games in Amsterdam. She hitch hiked the coast of Australia on cattle trains and always with a guitar on her back living and storing those tales.

She is a musical adventuress, described in the world press with comparisons to Memphis Minnie, Joan Armatrading, JJ Cale, Derek Trucks and….“Bonnie Raitt and Led Zep jamming in an everglade moonshine joint”.

A Devonshire lass now residing in London, the product of two very different family's, one blue blooded landed gentry, the other Irish Romany.

As a child at family gatherings her uncles would always play and stand her on the table to sing, at 11 years old she was given a 1963 Gibson Hummingbird by her Uncle David and started playing, she got hooked on instrumentals and classical guitar standards which stretched her fingers and gave her a great basis for her own music to develop, flamenco, ragtime, country chicken pickin, rock and on to blues, roots and slide/dobro which she now plays on an Ozark 3515E Electro Acoustic Biscuit resonator, wood body with a lipstick pickup and a cutaway through a Fender Frontman 25R.

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