MARC CAR­ROLL

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Stone Beads and Sil­ver

One Lit­tle In­dian Some­times you have to won­der why, de­spite con­tin­u­ously de­liv­er­ing qual­ity goods, some song­writ­ers and mu­si­cians end up on the bot­tom of the pile, barely re­mem­bered or known. Dubliner Marc Car­roll has been pro­duc­ing the goods for more than 10 years now – in­or­di­nately tune­ful pop mu­sic (with hints of Amer­i­cana and folk) have fallen off the back of his lorry with­out so much as a mild sweat from him or a sec­ond glance from the pub­lic at large. Yet still he con­tin­ues. Now in his 40s and based in Los An­ge­les, Car­roll on his lat­est al­bum veers more to­wards true Band-like Amer­i­can mu­sic, with the play­ing of mu­si­cians Chris Testa and Larry Camp­bell (in par­tic­u­lar) giv­ing the mu­sic both space and depth. An­other blast of fi­nesse and fin­ery from a wholly un­der­rated tal­ent. mar­c­car­roll.com

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