Marian Call is a composer and singer living in Juneau, Alaska. Her songs are eclectic and diverse, clever, funny and light on their feet, powerfully honest, and grounded in the human experience. She tours the country writing, recording, and singing as hard as she can.
She released her first three albums, Vanilla, the Song of the Month Project, and Got to Fly in fourteen months during 2007 and 2008. In 2010 she undertook a tour of all 50 States and Canada. In 2011, she released her fan-funded double album Something Fierce. Marian successfully Kickstarted a European tour and live album, Marian Call: Live in Europe, released in March 2013. After the live album she continued touring internationally and releasing original songs (Sketchbook, Yippee Ki Yay) and covers (Marian Call Sings the Classics, vol. I and vol. II) at a rapid clip. Her latest project is a major fan-funded studio record, Standing Stones.
Marian was born into a family of musicians and artists, and she was raised on a steady diet of Bach, Beethoven, Joni Mitchell, They Might Be Giants, and Ogden Nash in her hometown (Gig Harbor, WA). Through twenty-odd years she studied music intensively and performed with chamber choirs, jazz combos, early music groups, rock bands, gospel choirs, and experimental music ensembles; all of these influences (and more) meet and mingle in her own writing. She completed her bachelor’s degree in composition and vocal performance at Stanford University in 2004. After graduation, she spent two years pouring coffee, waiting tables, and listening to good music in Anchorage coffee shops, slowly learning about the craft of songwriting through osmosis and eventually through practice.
She continues to write and record in Alaska and around the country. More than anything she loves connecting with fans everywhere, as well as friendly musicians, writers, and artists from all backgrounds. You can probably catch her checking Twitter right now when she should be working.