image Phil Plait (of Bad Astronomy Blog fame) stumbled onto an Alaskan singer Marian Call a few weeks back, and blogged about it.

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”

Read Phil’s blog entry for more.  This is also one of the rare times when I’d recommend actually going to a MySpace page. The sample tracks Marian makes available are well worth listening to.

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. 

No comments to “New Music: Marian Call – Vanilla”

  1. Brad says:

    Can you load a sample??

  2. Will says:

    Nope, but you can go to her Myspace page and listen there.