Allmusic.com once said of singer/songwriter/musician/producer Adam Marsland, "there's little he can't do, and do well." That sums up a restless two decade musical adventure for the indie pop Renaissance man, who has in turn been a raving punk maniac with Cockeyed Ghost and later the Standells, a relentless DIY solo troubadour, a multi-instrumentalist sideman who has worked side by side with '60s legends the studio Wrecking Crew, as well as 2008 Tony Award winner Stew and 2013 Grammy Award winner Alan Boyd; an expert vocal arranger who has earned praise from (and worked with some of) the Beach Boys; a producer/engineer who has recorded with members of Earth Wind and Fire, Three Dog Night, and X – and, at last, "one of the most gifted singer/songwriters to come out of the west coast" (Time Out-NYC).
In the latter capacity, Marsland started out as the leader of brainy punk/power pop outfit Cockeyed Ghost, before gradually assimilating soul, pop and roots influences into a mellower solo career. Beach Boys fans swooned over the accomplished Long Promised Road: Songs Of Dennis And Carl Wilson live album, featuring soul songstress Evie Sands and 2013 Grammy winner Alan Boyd swapping lead vocals on Beach Boys rarities with Marsland. An ambitious 20-song career retrospective Daylight Kissing Night and its follow-up, the sprawling, eclectic double CD Go West, both made amazon's top 40 sales list in 2008 and 2009, respectively. In 2010 , Marsland released the satiric Hello Cleveland ¬ recorded start to finish in less than 8 hours with his crack touring band – and went home to concentrate on production work for the next several years.
2013 brings a new album, The Owl And The Full Moon. Barring horns and strings, Marsland played all the instruments himself and half-jokingly describes the highly personal, soulful album as "Daryl Hall sings SISTER LOVERS" – referring to the classic tortured final album by '70s cult band Big Star. Replete with lush orchestration, endless layers of harmonies, sunny melodies and dark lyrics, it's Marsland's most concise and consistent album, and he will return to the road in a big way, with his first national tour in five years and his first European tour ever.