Music: The Oarsman

The Oarsman lead singer Marcus Christopher Maloney’s voice is therapy at its cheapest. No alcohol is needed to sink into the quiet misery from which the listener ultimately lifts hope from the beaut

Dec 11, 2013 at 11:01 am
click to enlarge The Oarsman's Marcus Christopher Maloney
The Oarsman's Marcus Christopher Maloney

The Oarsman lead singer Marcus Christopher Maloney’s voice is therapy at its cheapest. No alcohol is needed to sink into the quiet misery from which the listener ultimately lifts hope from the beautifully mundane topics about which Maloney sings.


On the Folk band’s debut full-length album, Writing House, you’ll find acoustic guitar, simple drums and whistling. Whistling is cool, right? But there’s something more surreal to this trio’s brand of Folk.


The Oarsman performs Wednesday, Dec. 11, at MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine. Click here for more info.