Five Firsts: Joel Marshall of What She Said

Joel Marshall

(photo by Lisa Rustin)

NAME: Joel Marshall

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Elton John’s “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Crosby, Stills and Nash with a guest appearance from Joni Mitchell at Madison Square Garden

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Sam Ash “Carlo Robelli” brand SG copy because Frank Zappa was playing a real one on the cover of “Roxy and Elsewhere”

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Home on the Range” Third grade talent show, Bear Ridge Elementary, Pleasantville, NY.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Bloody Mary – we played “No Sugar Tonight” and ” I Want to Rock and Roll All Night” under a light show consisting of an overhead projector with a pyrex pan of blue-colored water on it.

Joel Marshall and the other members of What She Said will be rocking at the Tugboat Tavern in Cohoes on Saturday night.

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