Pure & Simple
Marianne Flemming performs hippie chick music, exasperated mom blues, whatever happend to our planet laments, and music that honors the spirits that have paved the way before...In short,an all-around gal-guitar slinger/singer who loves to wail, weep and transcend. A 2006 MAMA (Madison,WI) nominee in the "Best Acoustic Song" and "Best Acoustic Artist" category, Marianne has a long history in the folk/troubadour tradition. Marianne brings a decidedly left of center perspective to her songwriting. Described as "textured, expressive, sensual and zany," she has many hues on her songwriting palette. Born and raised in South Florida, Marianne got the music bug early due to an influence from her father, a nightclub singer in the 40's and 50's. Upon graduating college, Marianne hit the road, and thru her travels she gathered the many influences that would become her unique style. Years spent performing in the Caribbean, busking in Europe, or jamming in a bar in Venezuela have all been synthesized into a musical style that lifts your soul and moves your feet. After spending 10 years in Madison Wisconsin, Marianne added family and children to her most proudest of accomplishments. She recently finished grad school to become a special education teacher and now makes southwestern Washington her home. "Folky-Blues with a Jazzy groove -songs that can make you laugh, songs that can make you cry -sometimes both in the same song!" "The combination of her great lyrics and stellar musicianship makes this woman a cult legend." Rachel Bissex, Singer/Songwriter.