Over the past few years, Craig Marker has been using his music to capture the stories of those around him. There is a certain honesty that accompanies his storytelling — one that preserves the underlying feelings of desperation, hope, and uncertainty as he translates story to song. These songs reflect experiences of the past, struggles of the present, and dreams of the future — asking, “what if dreams can come true...and what happens if they don't?" He explains, “I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I like to think that I’m starting to ask the right questions.”
Rooted in acoustic guitar, harmonica, and vocals, he is simplistic yet purposeful in his style — forming a modern sound that is classically inspired. Marker had the opportunity to share his work at the University of California, San Diego's 2015 Sun God Festival and recently wrapped up his time in San Diego with the release of his first album, Up Until Now.
Margo is a young songwriter out to seek her fortune in the old-fashioned way. The last two years of travel and touring solo have led her to the Rocky Mountains, the Basque Country and always back home to California for a spell. Her sweet yet urgent voice will quickly lead the audience to hear what she's fixed on sharing.
Field Heat is a country-folk collective fronted by Margo Cilker (24). Double bass, electric guitar, mandolin and percussion bring Margo's reflections of love and travel to life. The band has toured through the UK and Europe, bringing their down-home, joyful performances to the corners of the Old World. It's the exuberance of an appalachian hoe-down on the side of a mountain in Val D'Isere. It's a campfire night fueled by Crianza. Field Heat invites you to join a musical experience where lines of identity are blurred; where the music moves whom it will.