Singer-Songwriter Marianne Keith will be a featured artist on the Cox 3’s new local Southern California bi-weekly TV music show “SongCheck Live” powered by Martin&Co. SongCheck Live will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. on Cox 3, and will be offered on On Demand’s channel 1 until July 3, 2010 in the Orange County and Palos Verdes, CA markets. The idea came from a DVD that was originally created by SongCheck Live’s creator, producer and director Matt Russell, that features Marianne and fellow singer–songwriter Alec Bridges.
Marianne’s latest album Cathartic was recently released on the Unison Music label and produced by Grammy nominated duo, Ryan Dorn and Bruce Witkin. The album concept was created after Marianne wrote 15 tracks in chronological order, revealing a painful tale of heartache. Three major keyboard artists; Benmont Tench(Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Steve Nieve(Elvis Costello & The Attractions), and Romi Jaffie(The Wallflowers and FooFighters) were guest musicians on the Cathartic album. Tench performed on the Hammond organ for three songs “Everyone Leaves,” “Flood” and “Promise To Resonate.” Nieve recorded on keys for the track, “Cage” and Jaffie on keys for the title track “Cathartic.” American blues-rock guitarist and former child prodigy, Joe Bonamassa(Eric Clapton and Gregg Allman) also laid down guitar riffs on Marianne’s “Your Touch.”
The music video for “Meant To Be An Angel,” the first single off Cathartic, was recently featured on AOL and Justin TV, and has been hitting the radio airways in cities such as Kiss 99.1 FM in Huntsville, AL, 100.3 The Peak FM in Albuquerque, NM and 95.1 WAYV in Atlantic City, NJ.
In June Marianne will tour with Blackledge Music’s Nashville artist Josh Hoge. The two will perform in major cities across the U.S. starting on June 3 in Lexington, IL and Indianapolis on June 4. The tour will stop in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Atlanta and Birmingham, AL, before wrapping up on June 21 in Nashville, TN. While in Ann Arbor for the tour, Marianne will appear live on FOX 2 Detroit on Sunday, June 6 for an acoustic TV performance and interview.