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The Marfalites / Bio

The Marfalite's frontman, Noah Caveny, is a prolific songwriter, even dreaming a song every now and then. Take "Leaving Fayetville," for example: "The song came to me in a dream~the story, the melody. I just woke up and wrote it down." Caveny was born and raised in rural Maine. As a kid there was no television, but a lot of running around in the woods, fishing in the stream, and reading. A lot of nights were spent gathered around the wood stove in the kitchen with friends playing fiddle and singing folk songs. It was awhile, but he made his way to Texas, guitar in hand. The first musician he met in Dallas was guitar player Kemp Burris. Born in Dallas, Burris worshiped the likes of Robert Johnson. Both shared an appreciation of old style country and Punk. Musical minds merged, a 2007 performance prompted Country Music veteran Janie Fricke to declare. "I've been to Nashville, New York and LA and I've never heard anything like this...wonderful and unique." The Marfalites play original tunes peppered with unbeatable classics ranging from Waylon Jennings' "Are You Sure Hank Done it This Way" to Social Distortion's "Ball and Chain." Caveny crafts "smart tunes" and delivers them with an intensity and pureness only possible when the singer is the writer of the songs he's performing. From the sweet ballad "Hearts on Fire", the desperate plea of "Great Depression", rounded out by the light-hearted "Pawn Shop Special", his delivery is unyielding. In October 2010, Marfalites played the Fall Indie Fest in Grand Prairie, Texas where they had the honor of receiving a "People's Choice" award for "Best Country Act".
Caveny will be the first to tell you that his passion for songwriting is what drives him. "I can play for 2 people in a bar somewhere in West Texas or 2,000 in San Antonio and it's all the same for me. I give 100% of myself every time, because having that chance to perform and share a song is what it's all about. "
The Marfalites are preparing for a self release recorded in Nashville and Dallas for Fall 2011.

General Info

Band Members
Noah Caveny-vocals/guitar, Kemp Burris-lead guitar, John Dawson-bass and vocals, Nathan Adamson-drums
Artist Name
The Marfalites
Home Page
Active Since
Country / Rockabilly / Cowpunk/Roots

Contact Info

Nashville, TN

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