College Station will once again host a quality musician as Craig Marshall comes to town to play at The George on Saturday, March 24.
Marshall, a singer/songwriter out of Austin, has been performing and releasing albums since the early 2000’s. He serves as the lead vocalist for the band, as well as playing the guitar and writing the songs. He is joined by Patterson Barrett on the electric, steel and baritone guitars and the mandolin, Bob Hoffnar on the steel guitar, Michael St. Clair on the bass, Mark Henne on drums, Rich Baur with percussion and Betty Soo adding harmony vocals.
After releasing four albums in the early 2000’s, Marshall and his band took some time away from creating music. But they returned in 2013 with the release of “Hiding in the Doorway.” 2015 saw a second album, “After All,” under their new producer Robert Harrison, leader of the band Cotton Mather.
Marshall has a pleasant and comforting vibe to him. From the moment he begins to sing, a bond is formed between Marshall and the audience, and it feels as if you are listening to a close friend around a campfire. His songwriting is heartfelt and timeless, which is a result of crafting songs for more than 30 years. The impression from the songs and the band’s performances rival that of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, but sometimes stretch over to Tom Petty or the Beatles.
If the band doesn’t get you going (but we sure they will), the venue is bound to excite you. The George, located across from the Texas A&M University campus in the Century Square development, is a luxury hotel that offers many amenities for the locals to enjoy. From a craft cocktail bar to its 5,000 square foot ballroom connecting to the main plaza, the atmosphere at The George is one to experience. The modern, abstract aesthetic and art is matched with the classic southern hospitality Texas A&M and Bryan/College Station is known for.
We highly encourage everyone to head out to The George on Saturday, March 24, for what will be a great night of entertainment. Marshall will take the stage at 8 p.m., but get there early to soak up the culture of the venue!