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Marcellus Coleman is a California native who moved to Oklahoma in 2011 to attend Victory School of Leadership and began taking courses at Southwestern Christian University, majoring in Christian Leadership. Composing since 2005, Coleman has continued to pursue arranging, recording, and performing original compositions at university, churches, coffee shops, and other various events. Coleman hopes to one day be a creative lobbyist, bringing together all variations of musical talent, propelling new artists into the public’s eye.
marsthewriter has written 23 posts for Anchor Music News

Josh Nussbaum on What Already Is

Why did you decide to do a solo record? I think for whatever reason, I had a strange gravitational pull to try to get away from a lot of the projects I was currently in. I did some pretty cool stuff last year, just playing guitar with certain people. it made me really happy, and … Continue reading

Snarky Puppy On The Big Screens And More…

Snarky Puppy is holding exclusive theatrical screenings for their upcoming release of Family Dinner Volume 2 in select theaters in the states and abroad. This is the conceptual sequel to Grammy award winning Volume 1 (which featured hit collaboration with Lalah Hathaway on the groundbreaking retake on “Something”.) This time around special guests feature Laura … Continue reading

Faith Anderson: The Heart of Dallas

DALLAS, TX – I had the honor of interviewing Tulsa, Oklahoma native Faith Anderson. She created and runs Tenth Child Inc. (artist management and consulting service; as well as the creative force between events such as The Living Room). She is also the general manager and machine behind RSVP Records. She shared SO MUCH WISDOM … Continue reading

Uri Grey Talks About Identity + New Music

HOUSTON, TX – The first time I spoke to Uri Grey, she used her real name Shameka Dwight and talked about her debut “Lovelations” and her inspirations behind her then single “Lifeline.” Fast forward to a name change, new music and a new record on the horizon; Uri shares about the name and her revelations … Continue reading

Josh Nussbaum on FeedLab, Solar Recording, and Being Full Time

PHILADELPHIA, PA – I was YouTube surfing live performances of British artist Laura Mvula when I accidentally stumbled upon a cover of “Make Me Lovely.” I’m NOT a huge fan of covers unless it’s BRILLIANT. Josh Nussbaum and his collective featuring Alita Moses did just that and more. They have two more covers including Kimbra’s … Continue reading

FEATURING ANDY LAVIOLETTE

DENTON, TX – You guys have no idea how stoked I am to bring you all this conversation!!!! For all of you don’t know, my favorite band is Snarky Puppy. They put a fresh approach to live recorded music and for that I’m forever grateful. Throughout my time here at AMN, I’ve had the honor … Continue reading

Shameka’s Lifeline

HOUSTON, TX – I had the distinct honor of interviewing singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Shameka Dwight. She tells me about her singles “Lifeline” and her first collaboration called “One.” She also tells me about the importance of having a healthy core of people in the music industry. AMN: Tell me about Lifeline.  SD: I was sitting at my keyboard … Continue reading

SHOULDER SEASON WITH SIDEWALK CHALK

CHICAGO, IL – I had the honor of seeing Sidewalk Chalk for the very first time at Urban Roots in OKC a few weeks ago. Fast forward to my Google Chat session with keyboardist Charlie Coffeen about the group dynamic of collaboration, their origins, and the powerful “Them/Us.” What’s the story behind the name “Shoulder … Continue reading

THE NOTIONARIES

MIDWEST, USA – The Notionaries are a band of talented instrumentalists and songwriters hailing from Oklahoma City, Wichita and Denver. I got to have a conversation with Lamar Fite of the band and he shared with me about what it means to be a Notionary, being a band of family men, collaboration, and transitioning to … Continue reading

BILL LAURANCE ON SWIFT

LONDON, ENGLAND – I had the honor of having a legit conversation with him on his last record. (You can read it here!) We talked about his new CD/DVD “Swift,” what inspires him, and what momentum looks like. LAST YEAR IT WAS “FLINT,” THIS YEAR IT’S “SWIFT.” WHAT’S THE IDEA BEHIND “SWIFT” AND WHAT IS THE … Continue reading

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