Justin Marra
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Justin Marra

Providence, Rhode Island, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Americana Singer/Songwriter




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Lost in Petrichor: 2014

 The long promised third studio album from singer/songwriter Justin Marra is finally here. The goal for this album was to get back to a bigger sound by collaborating with as many musicians and friends as possible. Lost in Petrichor reunites Justin with his electric guitars, bandmates Decoteaux and Furtado, and exposes the talents and abilities of friend and collaborator Thom Oz. The project pushes Justin's musicianship, arranging, songwriting, and playing chops to new heights.  The mantra for Lost In Petrichor was "loose and relaxed," and the mission was to have fun and make an album that not only sounded great, but told a story. Lost in Petrichor delivers on all fronts. 

Muse: 2007
Four years after the release of Raised By Hippies the much promised, and long awaited second studio release from Justin Marra is finally here. Muse captures a new sound and direction for the artist. While topical in some places (How Much Longer, Stumbling In The Blind) Muse has a personal side (Thank Ya', No Second Chances, Life In The Grey,) and provides a window into the life of a modern day singer song writer struggling to get "it" right. "A little wiser," as No Second Chances professes, and certainly with a sense of humor Muse delivers.

The Jonah Era: 2005

Justin played the first of many shows at the Jonah Center in late 2001 while part of the short lived group "Nicco". Brad Logan, of The Jonah Community Center situated at Oakland Beach in Warwick RI, was hosting the first of what became known as the "band jams" Nicco got into the show, and the rest as they say "is history".

Andy Davis of Ataraxis, Shortwave, and now Green Bean began doing live recordings of shows at Jonah in late 2002 just as Justin was going Solo. He captured many of those early shows, and the recordings continued into 2005. It had been over two years since "Hippies" had been released and it was time to get something new out to the people. Working with Andy at Dr.Corporate Studios the two toiled for two weeks collecting the best tracks from across what Justin called "The Jonah Era".

"The Jonah Era" captures live recordings from the early days and some more recent memories. This is the artist's first live album from shows the progression of his musicianship, singing, and songwriting, which culminates in "Back to the Gale" a studio track recorded at "The Old Mill House Studios" in 2004 but remained unreleased, and is planned to be the first track to the follow-up studio album to "Raised By Hippies".

Sadly the Jonah Era is now over as the Jonah Center closed its doors forever in early 2008

Raise By Hippies: 2003
The first studio release "Raised By Hippies" is 38:43 of soulful honest music. The album consists of ten songs on nine tracks, eight of which are studio, and one live. All the songs on the album are written and performed by Justin himself, with the exception of track 9, "Rockin' in the Free World(Neil Young)"/"Cats in the Cradle(Harry Chapin)" featuring Mark Clifford on drums, and Jonathan Caito on bass (recorded live at Jr's Rock House). A mainly acoustic project the album does feature four electric tracks "Raised on Rock," "In The Shadow of The Royal" "Coboy Style(Ride)," and "What Happened To The World."



Justin Marra blends Folk, Blues, Rock, and Jam, with honest songwriting, and poetic lyrics at the forefront. Upon first listening Justin’s unique blend of vintage and modern sounds both familiar and new. Justin began playing guitar at the age of 15 in Rhode Island, but has since added a plethora of instruments to his arsenal. Always in pursuit of stories and songs his adventures have taken him up and down the east coast, to the southwest, the tops of mountains, and to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Spending the better part of the last decade teaching high school history he became a staple of the Central MA music scene playing with area acts the likes of Matt Hopewell, Greg McKillop, and as the original guitarist of The Roadkill Orchestra. 

Along the way Justin’s shared stages with some notable talents the likes of Howie Day, Bow Thayer, Peter Prince, Kevin Williams, Shannon Corey, and Roz Raskin (The Rice Cakes) to name a few. His collaboration with Allan Furtado and Brian Decoteaux (The Candice Brooks Band)on his original song “Second Time Around” led to the formation of Survivors of The Kraken, a solid Bluesy Jam-Rock power trio.

Now redirecting himself back to his passion of sharing his music Justin is playing out in support of Lost In Petrichor as a solo artist and playing out as 1/3 of Survivors of The Kraken



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