Chances are you have heard George Marinelli's work in the past, perhaps it was when you punched a button on your car radio and locked into a tune featuring his fretwork, part of a canon of guitar credits that act as a parallel who's who of pop music. George has played on hits, with a capital H, with everyone from Bruce Hornsby and the Range (a band he co-founded) to the Dixie Chicks; Willie Nelson to Bonnie Raitt (present member of that touring and recording combo), Joe Ely to James Taylor, and many more. And so, throughout the years, Marinelli has earned a well-deserved reputation as a songwriter's guitar player. But, on Necessary Evil, he stakes claim to another reputation - that of guitar player's songwriter, a self-contained artist who can effortlessly craft, perform, and produce pop-driven gems. Necessary Evil is a record that is remarkably both cohesive and varied. You can dig in and listen to the attention to detail that is a Marinelli hallmark, or you can sit back and let the tunes cover you like a big blue sky. But, before you wander those aisles like the inhabitants of that lost chain store, check out George Marinelli's latest, a place where songs make a comeback.
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