"I saw him at Hotel Cafe before he made it big." - some guy talking about John Mayer
"She played at this little party in the hills a couple of years ago. Now she's getting a Grammy." - some girl talking about Adele
Everyone in Los Angeles has their story of witnessing one of the greats long before they were a household name. I've only been in L.A. for nine months, but I think I finally got my chance last Monday at the Bardot Hollywood.
Move over, Ed Sheeran. There's a new ginger in town. And forget what you've heard about gingers not having a soul- Joe Marson is nothing but soul.
Joe was jaw-droppingly good from the very first note, riling up the room filled with young Hollywood's finest. One of the best signs of a hot set? Phones shot up immediately to capture the magic, a sea of electronic memories stored and ready for a social media launch moments later.
Even though Joe has elements of vintage soul, he pushes into new territory that feels current, much like Bruno Mars when he released "Treasure" or "24 Karat." It's that marriage of the old with the new that feels refreshing and sexy as the room turns into a dance party.
Don't miss an opportunity to catch a Joe Marson show- it won't be long before you can see you saw him before he was accepting his first Grammy.