Daniel Marcus: My Street

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So many people were involved in making this happen, and I’d like to thank my beautiful wife Claire (lyrics and artwork), my parents Bernie and Marsha, Isaiah Abolin (co-producer), Steve Addabbo (mix), Oscar Zambrano (master), Rob Heath (drums), Chris Morrissey (bass), Adrien Reju (harmonies), Rob Burger (keys), Rich Hinman (pedal steel), Michael Kroll (design), Kenneth Feldman (site design), and Kris Bauman (for lending me guitars).
Two By Two

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Cadillac Graveyard

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Idalene

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It’s All The Same

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Wait And See

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Before You

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Better Not Think Twice

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Every Moment

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Paper Airplanes

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My Street

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More about “My Street”

With the release of his first solo record, My Street, Daniel proudly steps into the spotlight not only as a songwriter and guitarist, but as a lead singer.  Soulful and strong, his voice carries you through songs as earnest as a Neil Young classic and as driving as Led Zeppelin.  Co-written with his wife Claire and recorded over the course of two years, My Street tells the story of a decade of life in Brooklyn, NY.

In Brooklyn, Daniel worked with many talented musicians, and was a founding member of Crescent and Frost, whose music was described as “sweet songcraft” by The Washington Post and “an acoustic music joy” by the Pittsburgh City Paper. Now based in Pittsburgh, Daniel’s music has stepped full force in to a rock sound that reflects his appreciation for folk and american roots music:

I actually wrote the music on banjo, so it originally had a bluegrass/old timey thing going on, which later evolved into a more barn burner country thing. But I really prefer to not call this album country, because that genre has evolved into something that is really pop/rock with a banjo or pedal steel thrown in somewhere.

It’s tough these days because people have very defined perceptions of genre, but think back to the 70’s when a band could have the heaviest rock possible along with delicate acoustic music and a country type stomp on the same record.  It was just called rock.

My Street, with its rock texture and intricate americana soundscapes, is a testament to both Daniel’s musical chops and his skills as producer.  With drum and bass laid down at Headgear Studios, he created the rest of his arrangements at home, later working with Steve Addabbo at Shelter Island Sound on the mixing and Oscar Zambrano for mastering:

I was lucky to record all of the singing in our apartment in Brooklyn, because I could really take my time and get things how I wanted them. Every once in a while I’d have to redo a take because of a truck outside shaking our whole building with quite offensive noise.  In fact I’m sure that if you isolated my vocal track and turned it up, you’d pretty much here the constant traffic and mayhem that was going on outside our apartment.  It’s kind of fitting, given the album’s called “My Street“!

Drawing deeply from the best of North American music, Daniel’s album does full justice to the legacy of artists like Gram Parsons, Tim Obrien, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Paul Simon, Tom Petty and Bonnie Raitt.  From his new home base in Pittsburgh, he continues his work as artist and teacher, inspiring audiences and students alike to appreciate the best that the new face of the music industry has to offer.