George Marinelli Releases "I Ain't Done Yet" Music Video Today
AUGUST 21, 2014 (Nashville, TN) - George Marinelli released his circus-inspired music video for "I Ain't Done Yet" today. Marinelli directed and produced the video, which is a tongue-in-cheek take on his joie de vivre. "The song is indeed about living life to the fullest right to the end, but in the video I wanted to lighten it up," Marinelli said. "In the video, I wanted to have a goofy, fantasy bucket list but eventually realize it would be silly to pet a lion or walk a tightrope."
Marinelli recently released his fourth solo album, Wild Onions. The new album--which includes five original songs and five covers--blends his musical influences, including afro, Latin, and reggae. During the making of Wild Onions, Marinelli channeled musical influences like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and Chuck Berry. He strived for spontaneity and spark, focusing on music over technology. Marinelli played every instrument on the album except for two songs, on which drummerRicky Fataar (The Flames, The Beach Boys, Bonnie Raitt) and bassist James "Hutch" Hutchinson(The Neville Brothers, BK3, Bonnie Raitt) did the honors.
For more than twenty years, Marinelli has been Bonnie Raitt's guitarist and recently played herSlipstream World Tour, in support of the GRAMMY-winning album (on which he also co-wrote a track with Raitt). "After all these years, it is like an extended family," he said of his long musical relationship with her and the rest of the band. "It's such a terrific gig for me because of the variety and depth of material." He is an original member of Bruce Hornsby and The Range, toured with James Taylor, and played on Ray Charles' last album, Genius Loves Company.