Al Marshall aka Alcide has enjoyed a rewarding career as a drummer, band leader and booking agent in the SF Bay area. He has performed and recorded with local and nationally known artists including El DeBarge, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), Rich Little, Sly Stone, Bobby McFerrin, NDea Davenport (Brand New Heavies) just to name a few.
Alcide has always been an exceptional musician and prolific writer. Over the years I've expressed an interest in possibly releasing some of his work, it was only a matter of time before I nailed him down. Ben and I recently got the opportunity to start going through his catalogue of music. It didn't take long before we both each selected a song "Wish I Neva / Tank Top" for the forthcoming RysQue 7 release. Dripping with the essence of the Minneapolis sound "Wish I Neva & Tank Top" are on two opposite ends of the spectrum musically but will certainly make you move. Alcide's focus when he writes and performs has always been pointed at keeping your fingers snappin and your toes tapping. Look for this limited 200 press vinyl release on RysQue around the end of 2020.