Photo by Len Peralta

Where to find Marian at AFF 2024

The Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau runs from April 9-14th. Here’s where you’ll find Marian Call that week:

  • Thursday April 11th at Hydrate and Caffeinatecancelled due to illness, sorry! Other great artists will be there instead.
  • Friday April 12th on the Main Stage at Centennial Hall, also accessible on KRNN – around 9:00pm for 15 minutes, with cellist Ellen Kilcup and many special guests!
  • Saturday April 13th at Amalga Distillery’s Jam Banned event – open music jam and cocktails from 10:30am to 5:30pm, ticketed evening event (sold out)
  • Saturday April 13th hosting the Alaska Folk Festival/Mountainside Open Mic Songwriter Showcase at Resurrection Lutheran Church – from 3pm-6pm (signups begin at 2:30pm)
  • Sunday April 14th teaching an AFF Workshop on writing song lyrics in the Egan Room at Centennial Hall – noon until 1:20pm

Livestreaming Concert for World Migratory Bird Day – May 11th, 2024

Marian has many songs about birds — it’s almost as if they’ve inspired humans for millennia or something — and so this World Migratory Bird Day she’s playing a livestreaming show on Bandcamp to share some of those songs, and to support the wild habitat that our feathered friends rely on. 20% of overall proceeds from this show will be donated to watershed restoration efforts in Alaska (a destination of choice for the discerning migratory bird).

Where: Bandcamp.com/mariancall

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2024 noon AKDT / 1pm PDT / 4pm EDT – ticketholders may view concert for 48 hours after live show

Because this is a fundraising effort, tickets are $5+ pay-as-you-can, available now on Bandcamp. Patreon backers and Donors’ Circle members may attend for free by contacting Marian by email or Patreon comment.

The Juneau choral ensemble QUEENS performs Marian’s new choral work “Know-So” for the KTOO Red Carpet Concert Series.

In support of the Worldbuilders campaign for Heifer International, Marian presents the perfect recipe for a winter feast that feeds a household of one or two: Cornish game hens and roasted roots.

So make a donation to the Worldbuilders campaign, and cook along (or sing along) with Marian! What’s that? You want a written recipe? It’s right here.

Coming Soon - the new album Swears by Marian Call. Photo by Annie Bartholomew.

SWEARS!

a new garage rock EP from Marian Call and the Guttersnipes
an angry loud little record
because certain times demand we make noise
and certain feelings are too big to sing pretty

CD’s and new T-shirts available now on Bandcamp

Photo of Marian Call by Annie Bartholomew.
Photo of Marian Call by Annie Bartholomew.
Photos by Annie Bartholomew

Read all about the new record Swears! — and its all-ages-friendly little sibling, Cuss! — on Marian Call’s Patreon. Buy the record today on Bandcamp along with new T-shirts!

New Songs from the Patreon…

Ghost ships and sled dogs! Check the Patreon album for Marian’s newest material.

Patreon supporters and the Donors’ Circle are helping to usher new music and videos into the world. All Patreon content is free to watch and listen to (learn more at https://www.patreon.com/mariancall). So far over twenty new songs and films have been added to the playlist, with more coming out all the time.

The single “Resonance” is about Pluto and its five moons, dancing their own steps on the edge of the solar system. “Good Night Moon” is a song inspired by the 2017 solar eclipse. “The Piemaker” is a waltz about love and identity, drawn from the world of Pushing Daisies. “Time Traveler (she/her)” and “Time Traveler (they/them)” follow the evolution of possibilities for the latest Doctor. Stay tuned for more!

The long-awaited studio album Standing Stones has arrived, thanks to massive fan support from Kickstarter.  Find it on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Youtube, and wherever you enjoy music.

I wrote “Standing Stones” about the human need to scratch our symbols on the world.

When I was in school, I covered all my textbooks in brown paper bags and duct tape so I’d have a blank canvas for scribbling. Song lyrics in every corner, notes in every direction, doodles dividing and transecting every word.

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 Latest Originals and Cover Songs

Two-albumsFan favorites like “The Liberal Arts Degree Waltz,” “Space Weird Thing” with Molly Lewis, and “The Elements, Expanded” by Mike Selinker are now available on the collection Fun Singles in Your Area.

A bevy of new cover songs are loosed upon the world with Marian Call Sings the Classics, vol. II, including fan-requested covers of They Might Be Giants, the Muppets, Monty Python, Schoolhouse Rock, and Joni Mitchell, among many others.  An intimate jazz combo setting of “Pure Imagination” joined the cover song lineup in December 2017.

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Highlights from San Diego Comic-Con

https://youtu.be/lnqFSUFCBeI

Marian shares:  Comic-Con was wild and wonderful again this year – and beyond all the hype, it’s still brimming with the energy of artists and creative minds all there to play.  This year I got to present my own variety show with all the things I like in it:  songs by Seth Boyer, comedy by Joseph Scrimshaw, staged radio drama by Josh A. Cagan & Kayla Cagan, unintentionally hilarious history by David Malki, tragic fiction and hilarious space harmony jingles with Nicole Dieker.  To top it all off we had an interview with two of my favorite Martians, Kim Maxwell and Scott Maxwell, who have sent a little robot to a faraway planet for adventures.

For me the cherry on top was appearing as a guest at w00tstock 8.0, a night of fun and cleverness and madness.  I love w00tstock because I never know whether I’ll wind up singing the Elements with Mike Selinker – or “Shake it Off” with Wil Wheaton – or sea shanties with Paul and Storm – or jazz standards accompanied on sousaphone by David Silverman.

But I’m up for anything. And Comic-Con always stretches what I mean when I say ‘anything.’

Marian Call at San Diego Comic-Con


Marian Call and Seth Boyer return to the lineup of w00tstock 9.0, a variety show at the Balboa Theater in San Diego every year during Comic-Con International. Adam Savage of the Mythbusters hosts, along with Paul & Storm and guests John Hodgman, Gail Simone, Amy Berg, and many more. w00tstock is on Thursday July 20th, tickets available at Ticketmaster.

Marian also plays a solo concert in San Diego on July 21st at Summit UU Fellowship in Santee (tickets), as well as a Los Angeles-area show at Kulak’s Woodshed on July 27th.