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Bex Marshall’s unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin’.
Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman’s heartache and rock diva soul. Bex is a writer of distinction and notability, she pushes the boundaries of blues, her songs have been called timeless, touches of genius, and now with her 7 piece band, she is literally a musical tornado.
On Bex’s latest recordings you will find swamp blues, splashes of gospel and colorful bluegrass all with an exciting lyrically British twist.
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 and roots where she is now in her element.
She always had a passion for travelling, its in her blood and trained as a 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 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 Zeppelin jamming in an everglade moonshine joint”.
Bex Marshall's last release ‘Kitchen Table’ achieved international acclaim, as is her album‘The House Of Mercy’, released Sept 17th 2012, it has received stunning reviews world wide along with her recent stand out sessions recorded for the Paul Jones & Bob Harris's BBC radio 2 shows.
Her extensive touring ‘Kitchen Table’ around the USA, Australia, UK and Europe, pushed Bex to number 13 in the USA ‘UK artists chart’ and number 20 in the USA national Americana Music Association Chart. (AMA Chart).
The new record has been released in the UK and the US February release is 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) 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 both Ozark Guitars and 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' an ‘Ozark 3515E’ Electro Acoustic Biscuit resonator, wood body with a lipstick pickup with cutaway and an ‘Ozark 3515BETC’ Resonator Guitar thin metal body with cutaway.
Bex also plays a 1963 Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar.