Today, alternative soul rocker Joe Marson is partnering exclusively with Paste Magazine to release his latest track “No Retreat.” “No Retreat” is a bluesy, soulful track with cinematic quality reminiscent of the Deep South. The song features Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St. Vincent) on drums and Rob Calder (Passenger) on bass. Marson learned how to play slide guitar specifically for this song, which was originally written for a movie that never got made. Marson explains:
“The song is about going all in, head first, fear first. into the unknown and into the dark. sometimes there’s no way back and sometimes you have the chance to start over. I have been to the darkness and I found my way back. This was the first song of a bunch on the current record that I tracked with Matt Johnson on drums. Matt was someone I had watched play since I discovered Jeff Buckley at the age of 16. I idolized Jeff and his whole band including Matt who played on Grace as well as in his live group. He has gone on to become a legend in the drum world and plays with St. Vincent currently. Playing with him was amazing and we have since become friends. He’s one of the smartest and goofiest dudes I know. ‘No Retreat’ holds a special place in my heart for that reason.” – Joe Marson
National touring artist, and 2015 Guitar Center Competition Finalist Joe Marson is master in the art of melding soul and rock. Making it to the Top 5 out of 14,000 submissions, he won over $10,000 in gear from Guitar Center…as well as winning over audience members and fans all over the world. Melded together with guitar riffs that evoke Hendrix’s essence, Marson creates timeless music that bridges the gap between the influential decades that inspire his songwriting. These elements can be heard in some of the songs he’s had placed in major films like Marvel’s Deadpool as well as popular television series like FX’s Justified and Netflix’s Bloodline.
Head to Paste Magazine today to stream the new track from Joe Marson “No Retreat.” Follow Joe Marson online for new music, upcoming shows, and more.