Independent artist, solo performance. Country/rock, Country/blues, Roots, Americana.
Tourdates BE : from mid June until September.
Here's Marco's CV and some reviews.
MARCO R WAGNER Grandson of an orchestra director of German descent and son of a Spanish painter and a Brazilian
pianist, Marco was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro's 1960's art scene. He had his first booked gig
in Spain at 17 and was part of Madrid's art and cultural revival "La Movida". In 1980 he moved to
New York and frequented cafés in the city while occasionally visiting Boston’s folk scene. In 1991 he
put out "What's Love Remains” on cassette which received great reviews in local magazines. Marco
moved to Nashville in the 90’s where he recorded "Poet, Painter & Cowboy" (1994) and shared
stage with artists such as Dolly Parton, Jana Stanfield, Julie Gold, ex members of the Byrds, Guess
Who, Orleans, New Grass Revival or Wooten Brothers. There he co-founded The Joytoys with
whom he published “Come Out and Play!” (1997). Returning to Europe in the new century he set up
his band Worlds Collide with whom he published “140 Reasons” (2006) upon landing a deal with
Several Records. The album was a candidate for the Spanish Academy of Music Awards in two
categories and his acclaimed anti-war single "Democratize" was featured on Neil Young’s website.
“My Old Spain” (2014) and "Music Love Magic" (2018) garnished rave reviews in Europe as well as
tons of airplay. Both collections of guitar-laced original Americana had stellar collaborations such
as Jeff Espinoza (Red House, Lou Marini) and Ramón Arroyo (Los Secretos). In recent years Marco
has toured or collaborated with artists such as Sid Griffin (The Long Ryders), Gene Taylor (Canned
Heat, The Blasters) or Luthea Salom.
*During these difficult months worldwide he’s been honing his observation on what makes us
persevere with humility from heartache to heartache (title of one of his new songs), channeling it
onto tracks for a new album (“Back to the Plow”) slated to be released in the Spring of 2021.
Recording all himself in his home studio during lockdown, a new single comprising three songs
will be released by Christmas 2020 and the final collection will close a trilogy with his previous two
“Fans of Loudon Wainwright III or James Taylor will find their favorite music on this album.”
“Marco R. Wagner plays a classic folk-rock or, folk music from the old ‘American school’.”
Blaskans vänner (Sweden)
“’Music Love Magic’, his latest album, is a record made with the love of someone who minds to the
extreme his condition as a rooted artist. And in it we find songs such as ‘February’ with a sound
that brings to mind an early Gordon Lightfoot (Manolo Fernandez , radio 3 Spain)