Marley's Ghost (band)
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|Genres||Folk music, gospel music, country music, bluegrass music|
Ed Littlefield Jr.
Marley's Ghost is a band based in Northern California which has existed since the mid-1980s and has recorded 12 albums. While their music has a strong bluegrass emphasis, their musical style is diverse. Paste magazine has described them as "a decidedly unusual band, as capable of reanimating Appalachian folk songs as they are traditional Celtic fare, honky tonk and reggae."
Wheetman, Wilcox and Phelan met in March 1986 in the San Fernando Valley during St. Patrick's Day shows. That winter, Wheetman went to Littlefield's studio to record a solo album, bringing Wilcox and Phelan. They ended up recording the first three Marley’s Ghost albums before completing Wheetman's solo album.
Their personnel as of 2009 are
- Mike Phelan: Guitars, Dobro, bass, fiddle, lead & harmony vocals, writer.
- Ed Littlefield Jr.: Pedal steel, guitars, bass, fiddle, Highland bagpipes lead & bass vocals
- Dan Wheetman: Bass, National Steel, Fiddle, Guitar, lead & harmony vocals, writer.
- Jon Wilcox: Mandolin, guitar, Irish bouzouki lead & harmony vocals, writer
- Jerry Fletcher: Drums, percussion, keyboards, harmony vocals
- 1987: Haunting Melodies (Sage Arts)
- 1989: Let De Groove Rise Up (Sage Arts) - remixed and remastered in 2005
- 1991: Ghost Country (Sage Arts)
- 1992: How Can I Keep From Singing: Gospel (Sage Arts)
- 1996: Four Spacious Guys (Sage Arts)
- 1998: Across the River (Sage Arts)
- 2001: Live at the Freight (Sage Arts)
- 2006: Ghost Country (Sage Arts)
- 2006: Spooked (Sage Arts)
- 2010: Ghost Town (Sage Arts)
- 2012: Jubilee (Sage Arts)
- 2016: The Woodstock Session (Sage Arts)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
- Joel Selvin. "Marley's Ghost". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "Marley's Ghost Taps Van Dyke Parks". antiMUSIC. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
- Spoerl, Steven (12 August 2012). "Marley's Ghost: Jubilee". Popmatters. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- Rhodes, Mick (August 17, 2016). "Marley's Ghost brings eclectic mix to Claremont". Claremont Courier. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- Official website
- Marley's Ghost at Sage Arts
- Marley's Ghost at AllMusic
- Marley's Ghost discography at Discogs
- Biography from Mike Green Associates
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