“Mysterious as a dream, urgent as a house on fire, Marc Farre’s music has the power to get under your skin”
To be honest, it’s difficult to describe Farre’s music. But critics have settled on “mesmerizing.”
The Rockland County resident, who will take the stage at the Turning Point Café in Piermont on Wednesday, has three albums to his credit, all encompassing his unique art-folk music, laced with his deep resonant voice and European influences — a product of his French background.
Farre tells the Listening Room that he grew up in the D.C. area, listening to legendary guitarists like Danny Gatton. He delved into local radio, befriending industry insiders like Bob Boilen, host of NPR’s All Songs Considered.
Farre has since developed his own music, taking his five-piece folk-rock band on stage in the New York Metro area as well as overseas.
His albums include the 2000 release, Man on the Sun, as well as 1998’s Unsafe Songs. Last year, he released Secret Symphony, which All Music Guide said put Farre “in the company of European-influenced musicians like Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed and Nick Cave.
That’s pretty impressive company.
Go check him out. It’s not often a musician emerges with such a distinct style.
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