Mike Marsh (musician)

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Mike Marsh
Born (1974-08-13) August 13, 1974 (age 44)
Miami, Florida
GenresAcoustic rock
Indie rock
InstrumentsDrums, singer, keys
Years active1999–present
LabelsMCA Music, Inc.
Associated actsThe Avett Brothers
Dashboard Confessional
Seville The Agency

Mike Marsh (born August 13, 1974 in Miami, Florida) is the drummer for The Avett Brothers and formerly of Dashboard Confessional. Mike was featured on all Dashboard Confessional's albums, from The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most to Alter the Ending. He also played with them for MTV Unplugged. In 2006, Marsh and Dashboard Confessional did an AOL Sessions recording, playing not only their songs, but a cover of "In A Big Country" by Big Country.[citation needed] According to posts by Mike on Facebook, he officially joined The Avett Brothers as their drummer in early 2013. Mike is also an engineer and record producer. He has a recording studio in East Nashville called Papermill Studio.


Marsh started drumming in high school. He was the drummer and one of the lead vocalists for the Miami ska/thrash/punk band, The Agency, which featured guitarist/vocalist Klaus Ketelhohn and bassist/vocalist Chris Drueke. Their second album, Engines, which was released on Fiddler Records, featured Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba, making this recording the first to feature both Mike Marsh and Chris Carrabba before Mike permanently joined Dashboard. Marsh had a short stint in the Florida band Seville, whose EP 'Waiting In Seville, was released on Fiddler Records. Mike met The Avett Brothers while in Malibu, CA to meet Rick Rubin.[1]

Recent projects[edit]

In addition to recording new material with Dashboard Confessional, Marsh recently recorded with the Las Vegas-based indie/alternative band A Penny for Jane.[2][3] He performed on their album in addition to producing it, playing drums and singing harmonies throughout the record as well as adding lead vocal parts to the songs "Okay", and "What was Ours." Marsh also lent his talents to three tracks on folk-rock band The Avett Brothers' major label debut I and Love and You, which saw release in the second half of 2009.[4] He then made appearances with the band at some of their larger shows that year, notably their Charlotte homecoming, Halloween at the Ryman Auditorium and their annual New Year's Eve mini-tour. He now tours full-time with The Avett Brothers.


  1. ^ Rendon, Alex (5 July 2012). "Dashboard Confessional's Mike Marsh Talks Rick Rubin, the Avett Brothers, and New Release Sunbeam as Paper on Limited Fanfare Records".
  2. ^ "A Penny for Jane (Is Writing!) - Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace.
  3. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com.
  4. ^ http://www.bestbuy.com/site/I+and+Love+and+You+%5BDigipak%5D+-+CD/9408205.p?id=2003012&skuId=9408205