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Wednesday, March 12 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Marla Hansen

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Marla Hansen writes songs for herself and her viola. A quiet performer, she has been known to tame an entire noisy bar with a single song. She recently purchased a guitar in Berkeley, California, and though she does enjoy all those extra strings, she will never give up her viola and its lovely melancholy nature. She performs throughout the New York area in solo shows or with guitarist Sebastian Krueter (Inlets, My Brightest Diamond) and bassist Nate Lithgow (My Brightest Diamond.) Her debut EP, entitled Wedding Day, available through Standard Recording. Wedding Day includes six original songs and features performances from Sufjan Stevens, Sebastian Krueger, Nate Lithgow, Sam Bair, Shara Worden, Rob Moose, Maria Jeffers, Naho Tsutsui, and Katy Luo. Here's what The Onion has to say about Marla: "Using a sweetly dark, creaky voice and plucked viola, Marla Hansen presents an esoteric, vintage sound that's ultimately irresistible." (June 2006) Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Marla migrated to New York via Long Island and currently lives in Brooklyn. She has degrees in viola from University of Wisconsin, Madison and Stony Brook University. Marla also performs and records with many other New York-based musicians, including My Brightest Diamond, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Inlets, Clare and the Reasons, Oneida, Duncan Sheik, and even Jay-Z and Kanye West.
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Wednesday March 12, 2008 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Creekside EMC at Hilton Garden Inn 500 N IH 35

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