Americana Conference day event w/ 'Interstate 88' @ Arnolds Country Kitchen-Nashville,Tenn.- Sept.15, 2022 - 1:35-2pm
Marina Rocks - Austin to Houston New album review in Americana Highways-by John Apice
"I’m most impressed with how Marina finds the right lyric to emphasize & curl around in her mouth like a peppermint ball. Allowing it to melt slowly & letting the flavor last even after the song’s over. These 8 songs are textured with passion as “Sleepy Hollow” — just a touch of echo sweetens Marina’s voice. Her presence in this tune is an ideal headphone song."
“Shine” is superb with its multiple voices that Marina layers throughout. Including a child-like Nanci Griffith tone as the guitars splash all around in a well-recorded take. I think the appropriate word is dynamic. That sums up Ms. Rocks – this is a great song. “Comeback Kid,” is somewhat a swipe at Bruce Springsteen territory. That’s fine, but Marina has done better. It’s her vocalizing that keeps this anchored as well as the brief vibrant foot stomping & hand clapping interlude."
"Marina has good creative elements in the tradition of Bonnie Raitt — that reach for mainstream ears. I liked all her songs. But the CD was far too short a collection. A reprise of “Sleepy Hollow” instrumentally sounds like the late guitar virtuoso John Fahey communicating through Marina’s fingers. Stunning work."
review in The Big Take Over-by Dave Franklin
"But this is no plundering or pastiche of past glories, and, having proven that she is no ordinary rock act, Marina Rocks settles into delivering a musical array of sound and style. “Cray Cray” establishes her more rock credentials, but if she is aligned closer to that genre than any other, it is rock played by her own rules."...
"In a shortlist of “one’s to watch,” Marina Rocks belongs in an elite subgroup entitled “no, I really mean it.”
The Daily Ripple New Music Review by Lee Zimmerman - New Single from Marina Rocks
Rocks’ new single “Joy Ride” is all its title implies, an upbeat ode to optimism caressed by a sunny melody, joyful guitar licks, expressive harmonies, and an every so slight hint of a reggae rhythm. The lyric expresses a cool confidence interspersed with a subtle rap refrain. The effusive energy occasionally brings to mind the sunny sounds of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” with hints of Taj Mahal and Keb Mo tossed in for good measure, yet at the same time, there’s no mistaking the confidence and clarity that resonates with every measure.
De Floren Aap - Mechelen, Belgium - Sept 24, 2022
European Press: July 2022 LUMINOUS DASH.BE Marina Rocks album review:written by Bart Verlent
LUMINUS DASH.BE written by: Bart Verlent
Luminous Dash (BE) July 15th 2022 Review "Marina, despite her suggestive last name, she is not a typical rock chick, she makes convincing songs in which we hear influences from Melissa Etheridge, Edie Brickell and Eva Cassidy. Hopefully with this album she gets the attention of a big record company, because she certainly deserves it"