J. Marsden

Upcoming Dates

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Songwriter Night @ Communication - 7:30 Doors
2645 Milwaukee St.
Madison, WI 53704
United States
Price: $8

All Ages!

Join Madison local songwriters, J. Marsden, Hannah Edlen, and Nate Meng for an intimate evening of music and storytelling at the artsy and cozy DIY venue, Communication!

J. Marsden - www.jmarsdenmusic.com
Combining influences of Neil Young, John Frusciante, Alice in Chains, and Pink Floyd, guitarist/singer/songwriter, J. Marsden creates his own take on 90’s acoustic alt./grunge rock. 

Hannah Edlén - https://soundcloud.com/hannahedlen
Hannah Edlén is a clarinetist, composer, singer songwriter, and also self described as a "clarinet-loopalist". She holds a Bachelors in Music Education, and a Masters in Clarinet Performance. Hannah is working on recording her solo debut album with Sunday Night Records, and can be seen performing with local groups Nate Meng and the Stolen Sea, Chromatic Kink, and jumping in on Night of the Improviser at Cafe Coda. Stay tuned for her upcoming solo album, and a lady-centric band she is currently putting together!

Nate Meng - https://www.sundaynightrecords.com/nmtss 
Nate Meng is in the business of focusing the musical potential of the built world. He performs with a complement of equipment slapped together in the hodge-podge style that only a product of The Red-Green Show could execute. Garage sale amplifiers boost discarded dime-store guitars to create a foundation of lo-fidelity and high volume which, layered with echoes of the American industrial age, slowly become the soundtrack of decay and a loss of cultural innocence. Let the increasingly agitated molecules of your body become displaced with the air around them as we initiate these new evolutions of thought. 
The Voyager's Companion, the debut album by Nate Meng and The Stolen Sea, will be released in early 2019'

Past Dates

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Singer Songwriter Night - Doors @ 7:30pm
2645 Milwaukee St.
Madison, WI 53704
USA
Price: $8

All Ages Show!

Join Madison local songwriters, J. Marsden, Teddy Davenport, and Chloe Louise for an intimate and chill evening at Communication!

J. Marsden - www.jmarsdenmusic.com
Combining influences of Neil Young, John Frusciante, Alice in Chains, and Pink Floyd, guitarist/singer/songwriter, J. Marsden creates his own take on 90’s acoustic alt./grunge rock. 

Teddy Davenport - www.teddydavenport.com
Teddy is an Americana Singer-Songwriter from Madison WI. He performs solo and recently formed his band, "Teddy Davenport and The Cushions."

Chloe Louise - https://sundaynightrecords.com/chloelouise/
Chloe wraps all the tragedies and victories of her life, great and small, into a catchy parcel of pop music, packed inside a box of country-and-western, and tops it with a bow made of soul. There’s also little hip-hop and R&B bows, and another sparkling bow made of Big Band and swing. Ok, so — there are like, a lot of bows in this metaphor.

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Bos Meadery
End of Tour Hometown Show! - 7-9PM
849 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
Price: Donations Suggested

A hot Sunday evening of lo-fi alt rock from Madison bands Bryan Myrold, Logrunner, The Grease Monkeys, and J. Marsden!

Come out and welcome J. Marsden home from his mini west coast tour!

Friday, July 13th, 2018

J. Marsden West Coast Tour (Eugene, OR) - 6pm-8pm
199 W 8th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
Price: Free

All ages - Whirled Music Series @ Whirled Pies

 

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Private Party
J. Marsden's West Coast Tour (Eugene, OR) - N/A
Price: N/A

Private house show.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Private Party
J. Marsden's West Coast Tour (Belknap Springs, OR) - N/A
Price: N/A

Private Show.

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

J. Marsden's West Coast Tour (Seattle, WA) - 7:30pm-9:30pm
8310 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 48103
Price: FREE

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Kessler's Sports Bar
J. Marsden's West Coast Tour (Seattle, WA) - 9PM
1703 E. Olive Way
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
Price: FREE

Join Wisconsin songwriters...Anthony Lamarr, Nick Droz, J. Marsden, Jerrod Matthews, and Sam Russell for an intimate night of songs and storytelling at Kessler’s (Capitol Hill neighborhood) in Seattle, Washington!!

Special guest: Caitlin Patterson (Washington native)

ANTHONY LAMARR introspective, faith-based R&B full of honesty and personal reflection. Dancing between gratitude and trepidation, Lamarr is relatable as he deals with themes like love, ambition and happiness.

NICK DROZ is a songwriter born and bred in Madison, Wisconsin. He spent a decade writing and playing in Austin, Texas, then made his way up to Seattle, Washington where he's been for the past three years. He writes catchy tunes with a hint of twang and lots of heart.

J. MARSDEN guitarist, singer, songwriter from Madison, WI. Combines influences of Neil Young, John Frusciante, Alice in Chains, and Pink Floyd to create his own take on 90’s era acoustic guitar based grunge rock. He strives to capture the mood and emotion of his songs through passionate and powerful performances. Marsden is here in Seattle on a small West Coast tour to promote his debut concept album, Gravity.

JERROD MATTHEWS is a singer songwriter born and raised on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin. His influences range from blues, classic rock, and hip hop, making up his Americana sound.

SAM RUSSELL preaches the gospel of heartbreak and decadence with his band The Harborrats, and as a member of the Seattle roots-rock collective Doug Hood & The Wholly Heathens. Doo-wop, garage-rock, folk and soul soundtrack the search to find divinity in the secular.

CAITLIN PATTERSON is a Washington native, musician and songwriter. She is a music teacher by day, and enjoys songwriting on the side. Her music is folksy and heartfelt, with colorful vocals. She has been part of the songwriting community in Seattle for several years and really values the community that music creates!

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

The Wisco
J. Marsden Hosts The Big Lonesome and Jack Oats - 8pm Doors
852 Williamson St
Madison, WI 53703
Price: $5

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

The Wisco
Bryan Myrold ~ J. Marsden ~ Hex House @ The Wisco - Doors at 8pm
852 Williamson St.
Madison, WI 53703
Price: $5 Suggested Donation

21+

BRYAN MYROLD - Lo-fi indie pop
https://bryanmyrold.bandcamp.com

J. MARSDEN - Heartfelt songwriting with skillful acoustic guitar work and strong passionate vocals.
http://www.jmarsdenmusic.com

HEX HOUSE - Moody, atmospheric, loop-based math rock.
https://www.facebook.com/HexHouseBand/

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Acoustic Singer Songwriter Night Hosted by J. Marsden - 8pm
121 W. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-8777
Price: 5$

J. Marsden, The Lone Canary, Kyle Rightley, and Brian Kaphingst
18+, $5 ($3 minor surcharge @ door)

Come celebrate J. Marsden's last Madison show before he moves to Michigan and enjoy a nice evening of acoustic tunes by some excellent local singer songwriters, as well as catch the duo "The Lone Canary" on their tour stop in Madison! 

J. Marsden 
"Guitarist/singer/songwriter who's music combines 90’s grunge/alternative rock stylings with skillful acoustic guitar playing, powerful angsty vocals, and a touch of spacey country-western swagger to create beautifully moving, contemplative songs about personal experiences, existential observations, and imagination. His carefully crafted songs, dynamics, and melodies tell stories that draw the listener in to connect on their own emotional level."

The Lone Canary 
"A native of the Four Corners region, Kyle Rightley is no stranger to crossroads. A trained classical musician with a jazzman’s flare for improvisation and a folk singer’s love of storytelling, Kyle stands at a unique junction. In addition to his solo exploits, he is a member of award-winning groups The Big Payback, Driveway Thriftdwellers, The Civil Engineers, Beefus, and other area ensembles."

Kyle Rightley 
"A native of the Four Corners region, Kyle Rightley is no stranger to crossroads. A trained classical musician with a jazzman’s flare for improvisation and a folk singer’s love of storytelling, Kyle stands at a unique junction. In addition to his solo exploits, he is a member of award-winning groups The Big Payback, Driveway Thriftdwellers, The Civil Engineers, Beefus, and other area ensembles."

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

J. Marsden Acoustic - 8pm
1444 East Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
USA
608-535-9976
Price: $5

w/ Eric Ducette and TBA

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Singer Songwriter Circle - 7pm
1105 Laser St.
Verona, WI 53593
USA
(608) 497-1056
Price: $5

More info TBA

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

CD Release Party - 8pm
121 W. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-8777
Price: 5$

More info TBA

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Hometown Show @ Camrock Cafe - 7pm-10pm
217 West Main Street
Cambridge, WI 53523
Price: FREE!

J. Marsden plays his hometown for the first time in a few years, it's sure to be a fun and energy filled evening!  Come enjoy the relaxing and lovely outside patio on a summer evening with some craft brews and good foods!

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Between the Waves Music Fest. - 8pm
701 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
608-661-8599
Price: $10

As an emerging Madison local singer/songwriter, I'm very grateful to be asked to play this event! This stage will be hosted by Mark Croft as part of the first night of the BTW fest shows! There are a lot of other great writers I get to share the stage with, as well as some other stages in the Brink Lounge/High Noon area, come and check it out!
www.btwmadison.com
www.facebook.com/BTWMadison2017

Other songwriters:
www.facebook.com/markcroftmusicpage
www.facebook.com/karenwheelockmusic
www.facebook.com/JeffreyJamesHomeAgain
www.facebook.com/j.marsdenmusic
www.facebook.com/toshopkins
www.facebook.com/fullmoonmusic
www.facebook.com/PatFergusonMusic

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

SOSONIC
Listening Room Show! - 6:30pm
3001 Latham Dr.
Madison, WI 53713
USA
Price: $10

J. Marsden and Julia McConahay will be playing and you're invited to join us in SOSONIC's beautiful rehearsal suite for a night of stellar music from some of Madison's favorites! We aim to bring you a one-of-a-kind, up-close, intimate Experience in a cozy setting. Tickets to this private party are $10 and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot early.

 

 

To reserve your seat or buy a ticket, you can stop by our guitar shop Mon-Fri 2-6pm, saturdays 11-5pm, or call us during those hours at 608-276-5570. You can also contact the Artists directly, or send a message to the SOSONIC facebook page, www.facebook.com/sosonic4music

If you can't make it or if the show sells out, don't fret! You can catch in live on Max Ink Radio!
www.maxinkradio.com
RADIO FOR THE PEOPLE!

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Wurst Times Festival - TBA
701A E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
(608)268-1122
Price: FREE!

J. Marsden plays Wurst Times!  More info to come!

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Acoustic Singer Songwriter Night - 8pm
121 W. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-8777
Price: $5

An all solo acoustic singer songwriter night featuring J. Marsden, Jack Sumner, Eric Doucette, and TBA!  Come out for another chill and relaxing evening of great local acoustic music.  Sit back, sip on some drinks, and let the music soothe your soul!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Up North Bar
Belly of the Whale Spring Tour Show - 8pm
150 S. Blair
Madison, WI 53703
Price: FREE!

Starving in the Belly of the Whale with J. Marsden, Karen Wheelock, and Norlund.  SITBOTW reached out to J. Marsden in need of a Madison stop for their spring tour, and with the help of Karen Wheelock we got a gig at Up North Bar that's sure to be a great time!  Here's some more info on SITBOTW:
As the ever-evolving Dayton, OH based folk outfit Starving in the Belly of the Whale prepare to release their sixth studio album, Conversation(s), song crafter Ricky Terrell has found the perfect complement to his thematic writing with now permanent members Scott Loy (Cello, Vocals, Saw) and wife Lacey Terrell (Vocals, Percussion). SITBOTW blend sparse arrangements with smart lyrics and haunting vocals as they explore themes of love, lust, and the eternal soul.

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Acoustic Singer Songwriter Night - 8pm
121 W. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-8777
Price: $5

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Songwriters Circle - 8pm
118 State St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 520-0897
Price: $10 includes complimentary beverage

Join songwriters Anthony Lamarr, Dana Perry, Connor Brennan, Morgan Rae, Kevin Andrew, Nick Matthews, and Joe Marsden for an intimate night of songs and storytelling at Winedown on State Street in Madison!

Tickets: $10 (cover includes a complimentary glass of red wine or a non-alcoholic beverage)

ANTHONY LAMARR introspective, faith-based R&B full of honesty and personal reflection. Dancing between gratitude and trepidation, Lamarr is relatable as he deals with themes like love, ambition and happiness.

DANA PERRY has been making music passionately for over 25 years, with over 10 years of focus on playing guitar and songwriting. A unique, semi-percussive guitar style, combined with poignant lyrics and powerhouse vocals; her music resonates with anyone who recognizes that we are all on a journey.

CONNOR BRENNAN catchy piano-pop that will make you say ‘what is piano pop, I am unfamiliar with that genre’ unless he’s playing guitar in which case you’ll say ‘that’s a guitar, not a piano; you are only allowed to play one’.

MORGAN RAE is a Madison based renegade two piece band that throws a raw and grungy sound in your lap while reminding you that you're the hottest b**** in the place.

KEVIN ANDREW is a soulful singer-songwriter living in Madison. His folk-influenced music is inspired by what connects us to one another and aims to speak to the ineffable within.

NICK MATTHEWS guitarist/singer/songwriter of original rock/blues songs of love. He is the leader of a rocking blues/roots band and a soloist on the acoustic guitar, covering influential music of the last 5 decades.

JOE MARSDEN hard hitting groovy rock with beautiful acoustic guitar playing and heartfelt vocals. His writing is reminiscent of acoustic classic rock favorites with a modern spacey feel and a touch of country western swagger. The result is a culmination of emotionally driven music for the wandering soul.

Opener for the evening...

ALEX FOOTE After a decade in Buffalo, NY cultivating his musicality as the lead guitarist/back-up singer of Free Henry!, Alex is now honing is inner singer/songwriter roots through tunes that reflect themes of love, nature, conflict, and origin.

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Opening for Nick Josephs - 8pm
121 W. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-8777
Price: $5

Show is 18+ and $8 for anyone under 21.

Come out for one last hoorah in 2016, get your liver primed for your New Years Eve party, and try to end on a good note for one very fucked year!! 

I'm opening the show up for another great singer-songwriter, Nick Josephs, see you there!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Make Music Madison Benefit Show - 6PM to Midnight
701A E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
(608)268-1122
Price: $10 Suggested Donation

1st Make Music Madison Showcase
High Noon Saloon Party with some of the very best in local music.

Featuring:
Eric De Los Santos
Sunspot
Lo Marie
Chromatix
J. Marsden
Unofficial: YOUR MOM
The Kelsey Miles Band

Suggested $10 Donation

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

J. Marsden Live on the Patio for Summer Concert Series - 6pm-8pm
701A E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
(608)268-1122
Price: FREE!

I'll be playing all of my originals and choice covers doing two 50 minute sets between 6pm-8pm on the High Noon Saloon's patio!  Come out for chill time and drinks to celebrate the end of summer with me.  (FYI this performance is contingent on the weather).

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Central Park Stage
J. Marsden Live at Central Park for Make Music Madison - 1pm
202 South Ingersoll Street
Madison, WI 53703
Price: FREE!

This stage has acts all day for Make Music Madison (10am-9pm) and I'm on at 1pm sharp! Here's some info about the stage...

Central Park will host a variety of events from 10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. with full sound reinforcement for performers of all sizes and genres. With a location paralleling the bike path, commuters are expected throughout the day. Central Park will be an exciting venue hosting anything from acoustic acts to mass appeals.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Project M Final Show - 6pm-9pm
701A E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
(608)268-1122
Price: FREE!

This one is for everything!  Please come out and be loud to show your support for me, this will seriously help me win.  Show me them beautiful faces in person this Thursday!!!!!!  I'll be playing a 30min set as the final challenge...  Rock on!

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Funk's Pub
Project M Challenge #5 - 6pm-9pm
5956 Executive Dr #101
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 442-9500
Price: FREE!

This week's challenge was to not only write a new song about a location, but to also perform a "signature song".  Come on out to see what songs I choose and if I'll make it to the final 3!

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Funk's Pub
Project M Challenge #4 - 6pm-9pm
5956 Executive Dr #101
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 442-9500
Price: FREE!

For challenge #4 each contestant received a different emotion that we drew from a hat.  Mine was "doubt"  I'm currently working with an excellent driving guitar riff and have yet to figure out the lyrics.  Will I make it happen?  Stop out to the show to find out!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Funk's Pub
Project M Challenge #3 - 6pm-9pm
5956 Executive Dr #101
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 442-9500
Price: FREE!

I think I won the judges over with Bike Snob last week, this week's challenge is based off a picture that everyone received and I've got the guitar part ready to rock already!  Come out and show your love!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Jimmy K Show Open Mic - 6:30pm
121 W. Main St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 819-8777
Price: FREE!

This will be a fun local singer songwriter open mic and my second appearance on the Jimmy K. show as a solo act.  Can't wait to drink and hang with everyone!

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Funk's Pub
Project M Challenge #2 - 6pm-9pm
5956 Executive Dr #101
Fitchburg, WI 53719
United States
(608) 442-9500
Price: FREE!

Week #2's challenge for me is to write a song with the title "Bike Snob" come listen to the fun song I came up with.  I'm on 5th!

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Funk's Pub
Project M Challenge #1 - 6pm-9pm
5956 Executive Dr #101
Fitchburg, WI 53719
United States
(608) 442-9500
Price: FREE!

For the first challenge we had to choose our best opening song.  I chose "All I Wanted", come out and show your support!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Buck and Honeys
J. Marsden and Karen Wheelock 420 Show - 6:30-9:30pm
804 Liberty Blvd #105
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
United States
(608) 837-3131
Price: FREE!

Joe and Karen will be serenading you over 3 hours with a mix of originals and tasteful covers!

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Songwriters Circle - 7PM
1859 Monroe St
Madison, WI 53711
USA
(608) 284-7908
Price: $7

Join songwriters Anthony Lamarr, Beth Kille, Lyndsay, Nick Matthews, and Joe Marsden for an intimate night of songs and storytelling at Crescendo!!