Marques Toliver and I met 5 years ago on a sidewalk in Williamsburg. His booming voice, percussive violin playing, and R&B sensibilities made it virtually impossible for me not to stop to find out who he was. Fast forward to today, and Marques has signed with Bella Union, is traveling the world playing music, and just released his new album Land of CanAan (which can be purchased here). Gawker and I are hosting a concert with him this Sunday—if you want an invite, send me suggestions ( for the next New York based musician we should host.