An Interview With Chris Marshall
Guest Contributor: Michael Dallas Miller
Chris Marshall knows what he wants and he seems to know what he believes. For someone like Chris, there may be no better way to express knowledge and truth than by way of a guitar and a microphone. His newest album, August Light, ( which came out on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 on In Music We Trust Records) is a country record based in knowledge–about knowing hurt, about knowing grace, knowing darkness and light, love and hate, about knowing that the best way to say what you want is to say what you mean.
From Salem (where I am calling from) to West Portland (where Chris answers his phone), the sky is changing from bright skies to dark clouds and into fits of angry hail and puttering rain. From outside my office window, I think about how quickly things change–in weather and in life. Chris Marshall, 29, is probably seeing what I am seeing and is maybe thinking the same thing. His album is also about change, about adapting, about finding goodness from knowing more than you did a minute, a year, a decade ago. I had the chance to chat with Chris to find out exactly what it is he knows now.
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