A songwriter, poet, librettist, performer and recording artist, Mariénne is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist whose work covers various styles and genres from art song to inspirational to contemporary folk to blues and Broadway. She has produced several albums of original music to positive acclaim: "An unassuming gem" -Boston Globe, "joyfully sensuous" -Dirty Linen, "beguiling" -Minneapolis City Pages. Her diverse background brings a refreshing quality to her writing. Mariénne has lived in California and Massachusetts where she spent several years performing as a street and club musician. After marrying and moving to Texas in 1990 she discovered her passion for theatre where her husband was technical director and designer at a college. This kindled new works and rewarding collaborations with other artists in theatre, music, dance, and the visual arts. Mariénne's interest in playwriting and composing for the theatre has intensified and accelerated. Returning to her home in Minnesota in 2002, Mariénne is the fourth generation on her family farm. Her compositions often reflect a strong sense of place and commitment to honoring the land.
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