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Changing Times

by marco Joachim

The NY Troubadour Marco Joachim is one of the brightest stars of the new generation folk singers. He's a talented Singer songwriter, raconteur of Folk, Blues,Country and Pop. An expressive singer and excellent acoustic guitar player.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. River Of Tears
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2. Chaplinesque
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3. Parchman Farm
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4. White Lines
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5. Carry Me On Home
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6. Michigan Water
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7. Book Called Love
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8. American Van
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9. San Francisco Bay Blues
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10. Universal Railway Station
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11. The Kingpin
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12. Samson & Delilah
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13. Still
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14. Under A Black Sun
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15. Carry Me On Home
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16. River Of Tears
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Album Notes
Marco Joachim is one of the new generation folk singers. Often referred to as the "NY Troubadour". Marco developed quite a cult status in the last 2 years. From the cobblestone streets and the coffee house music circuit based in Greenwich Village Marco interjected rock and pop elements to acoustic folk, drawing new listeners to The Baggot Inn on Sullivan Street. He writes original songs and is well-versed in traditional folk songs and Blues. Marco is from NYC and plays solo acoustic guitar (Gibson J-100, last of the flat tops) with his trusty harmonica.

Marco's new CD, "Changing Times" was just released. It is produced by Joe Mardin (arranger and producer for Jewel, Chaka Kahn, Bette Midler, etc..). The CD is comprised of original songs and new arrangements of folk songs and some blues. His original songs feature strong melodies and hooks with poetic and sometimes dreamy and poignant lyrics. His melodic singing voice can cut through the iciest heart, yet he also can belt out a powerful, soulful blues.

His influences are Folk, blues as well as Woody Guthrie, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, The Beatles and Bob Dylan, Jesse Fuller, Sonny Boy Williamson, as well as most 60's groups. His dynamic finger picking and strumming and wide range as a singer make his shows a special experience. His irreverent humor and sometimes-sardonic wit is often heard between songs.
Ramblin' Jack said of Marco "I like his singing and especially his guitar picking...Amazing."

Marco comes from a musical family. His cousins Jack Elliot (Grammy Award Winner) and Sonny James (20 consecutive Number 1 Country hits) the Country singer.

Marco recently opened for B.B. King in Topeka, Kansas at the Topeka Performing Arts Center in front of Two Thousand plus and thrilled the audience.
"New York singer-songwriter Marco Joachim then offered his jingle-jangle, Dylanesque brand of acoustic blues, accompanying himself with a mix of flat picking and finger-style guitar playing he calls"slickin" Joachim mixed in his own material, including a very folksy ballad, "Chaplinesque," which won for him the Woody Guthrie Award for best song. Then it was almost time for the king of Blues.."
By Bill Blankenship, The Topeka Capital Journal.

In 1999 he won the Woody Guthrie Songwriter Award for his composition "Chaplinesque".
Marco's favorite Woody Guthrie quote is
"I am out to sing the songs that make you take pride in yourself" Woody Guthrie

Marco played at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of the American Foklore Concert Series. You can view his performance from his official website

Marco mostly plays in NYC at The Baggot Inn off Bleeker Street and The Triad Lounge at 72nd street, CB's Gallery, Iggy's, Bean. as well as the East Coast College circuit. He and can be heard on numerous radio stations across America.

Marco is great at singing and playing. He has been called a natural for his inherent musical ability and as a folksinger his tuneful singing, ingratiating personality and showmanship have earned him a legion of fans.



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blonde, yummy & hot

off the charts you stud muffin
What a talent, amazing, beyond words, Please let me know when you will be performing in the tri state area. I will follow you to Beverly Hills and back.


Ronnie D. Lankford Jr.

Conjures up the ghost of Dylan, circa 1963..
If Marco Joachim's title -- Changing Times -- and front cover -- a picture of the singer with an acoustic guitar, harmonica, and cap -- conjures up the ghost of Dylan, circa 1963, that's all right with him. Joachim's appeal toward yesteryear is more general than specific. His politics seem more personal than Dylan's "Masters of War" or Phil Ochs' "Draft Dodger Rag," but at the same time he never sinks into a singer/songwriter morass. The melodic, poetic "River of Tears," elevated by Joachim's affable vocals, reminds one of an early Donovan piece, like "Colors." "Chaplinesque" adds a touch of sentimentality as it imagines traveling with Charlie Chaplin's film persona, "the Tramp." Within the bonds of a folk song, the Tramp serves as a symbol for the common person, not unlike a rambling, gambling Woody Guthrie, ignoring and defying society's rules. There are many other fine songs on Changing Times, simply arranged and filled with sincerity. Joachim's songwriting and vocals, are more than enough reason to check out Changing Times. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr., All Music Guide

Sandy F.

Thumbs up on this new CD!
Changing Times is a most engaging collection of songs about life. Marco's smooth voice is very easy on the ears. The lyrics are provocative. The stylized music is captivating. Thumbs up on this CD!

Hot Shot Records

Fantastic production of a strong talent
Track after track impresses with fine voice, guitar, harp and overall production. A great folk record that should also cross over to fans of the blues. Bravo!

Michael Hajek

Marco is quite a talent and this CD is evidence!
Changing Times captures that unique American Spirit spanning many generations through the music, humor and emotions evoked by Marco's talents. No CD collection is complete without CHANGING TIMES.

Andrew of California

Book of Love, River of Tears... I can listen to them again and again. The dulcet voice of this singer winds its way through many genres of folk and pop and blues on this CD, taking you on a ride through the aptly titled Changing Times.

Sing Out! Magazine

Joachim's pleasing tenor and knack for clever melodies...makes Changing Times ea
With his black derby, harp, and rather serious air, Marco Joachim looks like a cross between Dylan and Donovan. Add a title like Changing Times and it's easy to guess this guy's a folksinger with important things on his mind. In many ways, Joachim seems intent on drawing from and updating 1960s folk traditions.

Joachim's pleasing tenor and knack for clever melodies on a fist full of originals makes Changing Times easy on the ears. The nifty chord progression of "River of Tears" gives Joachim's vocal a lift in all the right places, while "Chaplinesque" manages to effortlessly mesh the shifting guitar arrangement with the melancholy lyric. The fiddle adds just the right feel to the romantic highway song, "White Lines," whiles the harmony of "Carry Me on Home" adds a spiritual aura. There's also a real nice traveling song called "American Van" that shouldn't be confused with that awful '70s song about a Chevy van. . . .

The best thing about Changing Times is that Joachim has something to say and does so intelligently. The nature of the lyrics, which are about life in a universal sense as opposed to politics, assure that they won't read like CNN headlines when they're a week old. Even when Joachim falls short, he never comes off as yet another singer-songwriter complaining about the confusion in his soul. That's surely something to be thankful for. - RL

Carla Sweeny

Great music, nice songs. I love the way he sings.
I really like the folky, bluesy way Marco sings. It reminds me of a classic album. The way they used to make them. I like that he plays harmonica. His original songs are great.