#3 Artist on US/International Folk DJ Radio Charts - August 2019
"It would be very easy to make comparisons to both The Staves and First Aid Kit ... [Rings Around Saturn] is a timeless tune...beautifully sung and beautifully captured...a delicate and thoughtful piece that showcases a tremendous, characterful vocal" - Chris Porter (Stereo Stickman-July 2019)
BLUEGRASS AND BOURBON-INFUSED WOMEN-POWERED AMERICANA
Marion Halliday, a native Kentuckian now splitting her time between Louisville, Kentucky and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is proud purveyor of her own special blend of bluegrass and bourbon-infused, original, women-powered, Americana.
While a highly regarded lead singer for many years in various Irish bands, Marion began focusing on performing her original music in 2016. She released her debut solo EP, Rings Around Saturn, in July 2019. That month, both the album and Marion (as artist) landed at #3 on the US/International Folk Radio charts (data compiled by Folk Alliance International-FAI); two songs from the album also landed in the top 10. The album was included by FAI in its 'Top Albums of 2019' list.
Covid put a stop to shows in 2020 and, sadly, this continued to impact 2021 as well, but Marion has continued to write and record. Check out her newest music here on her youtube page (and please subscribe if so inclined!).
Song written after January 6 insurrection - appreciated the audience singing along!