Music Dish Interview: Neo Folk Singer Rocks the World 2006

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The best thing about singer songwriters who work the margins of the anti folk and indie rock worlds are that the voice and vision of the artist can dress up in different styles and dance about various genres of music, confounding the strait jacketed ears and identities of marketing people and the Geeks whose tastes … By: Mark Kirby (Associate Writer) The best thing about singer songwriters who work the margins of the anti folk and indie rock worlds are that the voice and vision of the artist can dress up in different styles and dance about various genres of music, confounding the strait jacketed ears and identities of marketing people and the Geeks whose tastes conform to their niches. Mariana Bell is…

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C-Ville Weekly Issue #23.18 :: 05/03/2011 – 05/09/2011

The many places of Mariana Bell A singer-songwriter’s complicated relationship with home BY ANDREW CEDERMARK On Push, the once-local songwriter Mariana Bell gives vocal pop a shot of adrenaline, upping the ante on a radio-ready formula with refreshing formal complexity and intense execution. On the title track—perfect single fodder, by the way—drums that rush the song through its first chorus lurch to half-time on the second. The arrangement gives the impression that the song is almost stuck, fighting against its own momentum. On the move: Mariana Bell returns to town to release a new full-length, Push, at the Southern Café and Music Hall on Sunday, May 8. Blake Hunter and Genna Matthew open the show. (photo by Martin Baird) But consider Bell herself, and that feeling—the…

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