About Marian Call

Marian is a spunky independent singer-songwriter based in Alaska who spends most of the year playing concerts all over North America and Europe.  Her songs are quirky acoustic pop, in the vein of Regina Spektor or Ingrid Michaelson, with flavors of folk, funk, and jazz; her songs are always heartfelt and often humorous.  She has played concerts in all 50 states and most of the Canadian provinces, plus a territory or so.  Tour dates, free streaming music, CD’s, and more are available at MarianCall.com, though she spends her winters recording and writing at home in Alaska.

This is Marian’s official blog (and she writes every sporadic entry herself), though it’s migrated from her first blog at Xanga.com, and earlier entries can be found there.  They’re worth reading.

A quick rundown:

Marian has released three albums, Vanilla, her debut, Got to Fly, a special project by commission for geeks & nerds & Browncoats, and Something Fierce, her fan-funded magnum opus, which had its national release on November 13th, 2012.  Her most recent release is her fan-funded live album, Marian Call Live in Europe.

She has also released a number of singles, mostly bootlegs & basement recordings, many of which fall into the 12-track Song of the Month Project completed in October 2008.  More singles, including “Shark Week,” are available for listening or for buying on her Bandcamp page.

Her preferred digital music purchase engine is currently Bandcamp.com, though you can also find her music most places MP3’s are sold.

She brings the ashes of her deceased family cat, Zippy, on many of her trips.

Marian grew up in Puget Sound, went to school at Stanford, spent nine years in Anchorage, Alaska, and now lives in Juneau, Alaska, though she spends as much as half of the year touring. She plays typewriter, rain stick, and kazoo (but no guitar or piano).  She regularly plays with guitarists Jordan Shindle and Seth Boyer of Anchorage, Tony Fabris of Seattle, Bryan Ray of Austin, and Scott Barkan of New York, plus over 50 other instrumentalists since 2007.

Life in Alaska inspired her original song “I Wish I Were a Real Alaskan Girl.” The unique Stanford undergrad experience is partially to blame for “I’ll Still Be a Geek After Nobody Thinks it’s Chic (The Nerd Anthem).” The soft greys of Puget Sound and Prince William Sound are behind “Anchorage.” And perpetual touring inspired “Whistle While You Wait.” All these and more stream for free at MarianCall.com.  You’ll be hooked with a quickness.

Marian Call & Cell PhonePhoto by Brian Adams http://baphotos.com

4 Comments

  1. Hey Marian,very nice photos, especially that where you are almost sitting on your knees winkl:)
    I wish you and your career all the best:)

    dj Paris49 aka Matti Partonen from Finland

  2. Really like everything I’ve seen, read and heard. Just bought Got To Fly within a minute of sampling the first two songs.

    I’m a writer, have just started trying to move the book, a comedy about a guy who gets fed up and secedes from the US only to find many odd people flocking to him wanting another start, wanting to join his new “country” – a microcosm of the American experience so as to laugh, think and maybe see that we have to take care of ourselves. Sorry, didn’t mean to go off.

    The subject was you! You’re great! Love the music and I will keep watching to see if you ever make it around these here parts! I’m on Twitter all the time these days, shamelessly shilling the book under: KEdwards57. Maybe we’ll talk.

    Great work! Keep it up, Marian.

    Kevin

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