Track Premiere: Rich McCulley & Marvin Etzioni “Apricot”

Combining the talents of Rich McCulley (also in the band Stash) and Marvin Etzioni (of power duo Thee Holy Brothers and a founding member of Lone Justice) – Rich & Marvin is less a band and more a musical friendship that records. As Marvin puts it in the context of this song “Rich & Marvin’s band never really formed, they were always here among us waiting for the moment to be ripe enough to be tasted.

Apricot‘ has the sound of a euphemism-filled folk song, like an escapee from The Basement Tapes.  Not so surprising perhaps considering the recording approach which is basically this – Rich & Marvin write songs together – they started pre-Covid at Rich’s home studio in North Hollywood, California before he moved to El Paso, Texas. ‘Apricot‘ was actually their first co-write.  Rich sings, plays guitar, and does the engineering. Marvin sings, plays drums, bass, and mandolin. They arrange and produce the recordings together until they both agree the track is ready for mastering with Sean Magee at Abbey Road.

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