Marisa Yeaman :: Voices From The Underground


De Australische singer/songwriter Marisa Yeaman heeft de laatste jaren in het voorprogramma gestaan van Tom Russell en Ron Sexsmith. Dat geeft zo’n beetje aan welk muzikaal terrein ze bestrijkt. Voices From The Underground is haar derde en beste CD; folky Americana met ballen waarin ze verhaalt over haar reizen. Luister naar Warm Night In Austin, het openingsnummer dat perfect beschrijft hoe het is om als buitenlander in de Texaanse stad te zijn. Overigens woont ze na vele omzwervingen nu in Nederland. Ga haar beluisteren en ga haar zien! Adembenemend!

With the dust of the Australian continent firmly in her veins, travelling the nation with her family as a child, and the world since, has given her a bagful of life experience that would be at home in a Kerouac novel. Marisa Yeaman’s strength as a writer lies in the ability to connect the contradictions of the lives we lead and polarise them into songs which stay with the listener long after the notes fade. If songs are a journal of the times we live in, then Marisa has been writing her own truth for most of her life. Her sound is her own, worn off the edges of country twang, the soulfulness of the blues and the literal sensibility of modern day folk. Add a voice drenched in real experience, rich from a roar to a whisper, and aching with passion and you begin to understand why Yeaman never quite fits squarely into any musical box.
After many years work as a live musician in Australia, Marisa’s self released debut album ‘Pure Motive’ in 2005 climbed to number 19 on the critic based Euro Americana Chart. Marisa’s follow up album ‘Roadmap Heart’ in 2008, climbed to number 12. Now after many more miles, many notes and many songs, her highly anticipated third full length album ‘Voices from the Underground’ is due for release March 2011.
This new album brims with stories of everyday people in several countries, characters who exist on the outside of the mainstream, the outsiders, misfits, and visionaries. She says, “In a world so often driven by consumption and acquisition, it sometimes feels everything is measured by it’s commercial value, or by potential advertising mileage. ‘Voices from the Underground’ looks beyond the veneer of society to tell some of the stories of people who are motivated by the ‘pure love or passion’ of what they do.”

1. Warm Night In Austin
2. Straggler In The Human Race
3. Age Of Discovery
4. Roadcase Blues
5. Galileo
6. For Sale
7. Grace’s Ghost
8. Montmartre Tonight
9. Nightingale
10. Nighthawks Lament
11. Love Will Keep Me Warm
12. Sharon  

Marisa Yeaman Bio


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