Sam Marine is a Los Angeles Based, singer-songwriter, with a 5 piece rock n' roll band.
From New York City by the way of Gainesville, Florida, and now fairly new to Los Angeles, Sam Marine has already made himself an integral part of the LA roots-rock music scene. Playing alongside up and comers Rod Melancon, Jaime Wyatt and Sam Morrow, it makes sense that he tapped former Dwight Yoakam sideman and producer of Melancon’s Southern Gothic, Brian Whelan, to produce his new EP, Big Dark City.
Big Dark City is Marine’s 3rd CD. His first two, Lacktown and New Home were both mixed by heavyweight producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile, Drive By Truckers) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty). His raspy, urgent vocals often earn him favorable comparisons to Springsteen, Tom Petty and Paul Westerberg. A Thousand Guitars music blog has described his songwriting imagery as “…recalling a dust-choked, windblown existence that somehow still manages to look up from the gutter.”
Big Dark City is simple, classic, personal and honest. It’s sure to establish Sam Marine’s footing in the roots-rock genre while finding it's own place in any listener's heart.