Several things immediately piqued my interest: She’s a Firefly fan, won a song writing contest “Sing a song of Saffron“. (Saffron of course being from the Firefly episode “Our Mrs Reynolds“), and the two or three songs on her MySpace page were really really good.
Phil gives a better description of Marian’s music than I could hope to do:
“Marian?s music is hard to pin down; it?s like folk but not at all cloying like so many folk singers are. It?s not dance or rock; it?s simple, personal, small band coffee-shop kinda stuff. Sorta [...] Her voice is clear and beautiful, and not at all artificial like every gorram singer on the radio these days”
I bought Marian’s Album “Vanilla” on CD and it arrived yesterday - I’ve only managed to listen to it two or three times, and I’m really impressed.
Definitely check it out.