Etzioni had the concept for Marvin Country!
for a long time. He recalled to us: "It came from my friend, Steven Fishell, one of the musicians on the record, pedal steel player. At the time, in the late '80s, he was still living in LA. He called one day and says, 'I'm moving to Nashville.' I said, 'Before you leave, I was thinking about doing something called Marvin Country.' He goes, 'I love it. Let's do a show.' So we put together a show and we played at the Palomino. And then he left to Nashville, with other people I knew, as well." (Check out our interview with Marvin Etzioni