#3 Album / #3 Artist on Folk Radio - July 2019
*Data compiled by Folk Alliance International
"It would be very easy to make comparisons to both The Staves and First Aid Kit but the truth is ... Marion doesn't sound like either of them ... [Rings Around Saturn] is a timeless tune...beautifully sung and beautifully captured...a delicate and thoughtful piece that showcases a tremendous, characterful vocal"
BLUEGRASS AND BOURBON-INFUSED, WOMEN-POWERED ORIGINAL AMERICANA
Marion Halliday and her band, Trickster Sister, is a proud purveyor of their own special blend of bluegrass and bourbon-infused, original, woman-powered Americana. Marion, a native Kentuckian now living in Philadelphia, is songwriter for the band and has found great inspiration in the history of her new home-town, writing a range of songs that touch on Philly’s rich and varied past. This includes songs about an escaped convict from Eastern State Pen, the forlorn beauty of Laurel Hill Cemetery, the statue to the Lenape in Wissahickon Park, and the revolutionary war memorial at Washington Square. She has also written songs on more universal, contemporary topics such as domestic abuse, gun violence, suicide, and the scourge of heroin and meth addiction ravaging our country. Marion’s music also includes amusing reflections on the challenges of relationships, as well as an abiding love of bourbon.