Marc Ford: New Album Online
This marks the first time Ford has released an album exclusively online. Fuzz Machine features ten brand new tracks recorded in the fall of 2007 with The Fuzz Machine Band, consisting of Ford, son Elijah Ford (backing vocals, guitar, piano), Muddy Dutton (bass, keyboards) and Dennis Morehouse (drums). Although the material has been performed in a live setting, this is the first time the studio tracks have been made available to the public. “Future Too,” the album’s first single, was featured in the November 23 episode of FX Network’s drama series Sons of Anarchy.
Fuzz Machine was written and recorded following Marc Ford & The Fuzz Machine’s Fall 2007 tour. It was recorded live at Compound Studios and captures a very unique moment from a very vibrant band. The album was shelved following its recording, with band leader Marc Ford moving on to his critically-acclaimed Neptune Blues Club project in early 2008.
Marc Ford emerged on the music scene in 1990 as the guitarist/vocalist for the Los Angeles, CA-based band Burning Tree. He joined like-minded rock outfit The Black Crowes in 1992 and remained their lead guitar player until his departure in 1997. His credits remain extensive, including touring stints with such notable acts as Ben Harper, Gov’t Mule and Blue Floyd and producer credits for such artists as Ryan Bingham and The Steepwater Band. Ford released his first solo album, It’s About Time, in 2002 to critical acclaim (including a spot on JamBase’s 50 Unsung Classics of the 2000s) and has remained a vital part of the music community ever since.