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.
EUROPE AND THE UK – March / April 2016
Hello my dear Adventure Questing companions! I’m crossing the sea to play concerts for my friends abroad! Spring tour dates:
– March 6 NEW YORK – The Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A. 7pm, $10-15 artist donation
– March 17 AMSTERDAM – ‘Skek, 21:00, free/€10-15 donation
– March 18 ROTTERDAM – Impacthub Rotterdam (open office concert) .. Continue reading →
Marian and her fans have reached a new milestone — her Kickstarter in August 2015 raised $67,035 to make it the fourth highest funding Kickstarter in the state of Alaska.
The funds are for Marian’s next studio album, Standing Stones, due to be released in 2016. But fans also helped to fund the creation of new original songs, music videos, custom vinyl, an acoustic EP, and an EP of jazz standards and covers, all now in the pipeline. For more information visit Marian’s Kickstarter page.
For details and concrete advice about crowdfunding in general, see Marian’s comprehensive blog “Kickstarter Math is Weird,” a good reference for any independent artist or group looking to raise money from their audience.
Got to Fly Again
After six long years, Got to Fly has returned on CD!
Got to Fly is my second album from 2008, produced by Quantum Mechanix and inspired by Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. Although young and raw and eclectic, it remains one of my fans’ favorite records, and I sing songs from it most every night on tour.
The first printing was a limited edition of 1000 signed and numbered discs, and those have been sold out for years. But this November, by your many many requests, I have released a new CD in a recycled materials CD wallet, with all new artwork by Karen Luke Fildes (yup, my Mom)! They’re not in fancy jewel cases, it’s a little more reserved packaging than the limited edition, but I am sure you’ll enjoy it. It costs $12.95 plus S&H, and through Bandcamp we ship to Canada and abroad at or below cost.
**Note: the title track has grown-up language, because it’s quoting a classic holiday movie that is for grown-ups. All other tracks are family-friendly as usual.**
New Album: Marian Call Sings the Classics, vol. I
Announcing a new collection of cover songs by Marian Call! The first of two volumes, this record was a Kickstarter stretch goal, and has launched as of July 28th, 2014. Order now from Bandcamp! Songs include:
The Reading Rainbow theme song
The Elements (Tom Lehrer)
Yakko’s Universe (The Animaniacs)
Particle Man – Live at CERN (They Might Be Giants)
Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel)
Blackbird (The Beatles)
Movin’ Right Along (The Muppet Movie)
All of Me
Announcing a homebaked CD from the road: Sketchbook.
Original songs available now on CD or to stream or purchase on Bandcamp.com.
“This album is very much a scrawled checklist of what’s been on my mind: time, birds, lightning, hope. Each song is self-contained and focused…deep like diving.”