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Roots rockers Marah come from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and formed during 1995, taking their cue from classic rock bands such as the Rolling Stones and Creedence Clearwater Revival and modern acts the Counting Crows and Guided By Voices. Originally a trio comprising David Bielanko (vocals/guitar), Danny Metz (bass) and Ronnie Vance (drums), Bielankos singing/guitar-playing brother, Serge, joined the band two years later. By the late 90s, Marah was ready to record, as they signed with the independent label Black Dog and issued Lets Cut The Crap And Hook Up Later On Tonight in 1998. Drawing on country, rock n roll, rockabilly, gospel and soul, the quartet managed to fashion one of the years great debut albums. Outlaw country rocker Steve Earle signed the band shortly thereafter to his own label, E-Squared (via Artemis), issuing Marahs excellent follow-up, Kids In Philly, two years later.