The Doc Marshalls | No Kind of Life

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No Kind of Life

by The Doc Marshalls

With influences ranging from the honky-tonk of Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam to the Cajun rhythms of Beausoleil and the Balfa Brothers, these hardened city troubadours deliver a mix of hardcore country shuffles and raucous Cajun breakdowns.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Woman Knows No Heartache
2:52 $0.99
2. No Kind of Life
4:26 $0.99
3. Feel No Pain
3:05 $0.99
4. N'Oublie-Moi Pas
3:26 $0.99
5. The Next Best Thing
3:24 $0.99
6. Half Asleep
4:21 $0.99
7. Reckless Heart
2:45 $0.99
8. Bon a Rien
3:15 $0.99
9. Je Suis Gone
3:44 $0.99
10. But I Heard
3:10 $0.99
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In an ideal world, Country radio would sound more like the Doc Marshalls. With influences ranging from traditionalists such as Buck Owens and Johnny Cash to innovators like Gram Parsons and Dwight Yoakam, this New York City quintet delivers an honest, unflinching honky tonk sound. Not content to remain within the confines of a typical roots band, they also boast a raucous set of Cajun breakdowns and Zydeco shuffles.

Formed in Brooklyn in 2001, the Doc Marshalls have quickly forged a reputation for their wildly energetic live shows. Anchored by the fiddling wizardry of Mat Kane and the breakneck accompaniment of Nicolas Beaudoing's Cajun accordion, their unique Louisiana grooves have infiltrated the halls of countless alternative rock venues where roots music is seldom heard. Whether performing Bakersfield-style shuffles or traditional Cajun French two-steps, they are determined to make converts of even the most Country-shy souls.

In an era when mainstream Country remains polluted by bubble gum balladry and sugar-coated sentiment, the Doc Marshalls have distinguished themselves by performing covers and originals which pay homage to the genre's distinguished past.

Their debut album, "No Kind of Life", is comprised entirely of originals, each vying to join the ranks of Cajun and Country dancehall standards. Led by singer and accordionist Nicolas Beaudoing, whose Acadian surname belies his Texas upbringing, the Doc Marshalls seek to reinvigorate these genres with fresh compositions.

You'll find these hardened city troubadours in converted roadhouses throughout Red and Blue-state America, wherever bar tabs and ears remain open. Country radio be damned.


"This Brooklyn-based Zydeco outfit has somehow escaped my radar for too long. If this don't get your Cajun blood boiling and a dancin', ya just ain't got no heart. Go out and see these guys and save the trip to the Big Easy" - The Village Voice



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Different, Catchy, OUTSTANDING!!
Having Brooklyn roots, I'm not a big country music fan, but I like bluegrass and love New Orleans. Having heard them for the first time at the RiverFest in upstate NY, I bought the CD. Seems to be all I have been listening to lately. This CD is great!! Can't wait til the next CD. See you at Bethel on Sunday.


The way Country Music should be
I caught up with these guys at the IMAC theater in Long Island and was blown away with their high energy and their musicianship! They put on a killer show and the CD is great. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more of you!

Skip Krals

Great Sound, great band!
We saw The Doc Marshalls live a few weeks ago in New Jersey and thought they were just great. We love the “No Kind of Life” CD and play it often. We even put it on our iPod so that we can take it with us wherever we go. Keep up the good music!

Chris Becker

Great songs, wonderful voice, beautifully mixed and packaged...
Lead singer Nick Beaudoing has a voice perfectly suited for this material - his own country/Cajun originals and the classic country I've heard the Doc Marshalls cover in their live sets. This CD is one of those CDs you play over and over again - highly recommended.

Michele O'Connell

Great mix of country and Cajun. Amazing fiddle-playing!

heather angel

i love every song.
i love every song. it is so different from alot of country on the radio today. i am an instant fan. i love the cajun influence.