The sheer momentous talent of Marshall Law Band cannot be overstated! Their music, a fusion of Funk, Rock and Roll, and Hip Hop, features evocative lyrics over live instrumentation. But this band is so much more than just entertainment, they’re a voice for their community.
When the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (aka The CHOP) began to assemble around the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct, Marshall Law Band packed their instruments and joined in the demonstration. Drummer Matt McAlmen aka Hospitality recalled “we were performing to try and charge people up” (12th & Pine Documentary, 2020). The group remained a steadfast presence in The CHOP, sharing in the rally cries of the people and holding ground amidst the tear gas, flash bangs, and rubber bullets. Following this season of trauma and passion, MLB took a two month sabbatical to recuperate, and then got to work on their new album, 12th & Pine and its accompanying graphic novel and documentary.