Active since 2013, Paisley Fields is a singer, songwriter, and bandleader splitting time between Brooklyn, New York and Nashville, Tennessee. Fields' writes country music. His songs are tender and authentic, but also pretty good with a joke. They’re mindful of tradition, but deeply informed by his singular background -- as a teenage Midwestern church pianist, a Manhattan piano bar survivor, and a touring member of pioneering queer country outfit, Lavender Country. The stories are his, but the feeling they convey -- love, loneliness, lust, and so on -- are, hopefully, still universal.
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Marian Runk was born in Dallas, TX, to a symphony musician & a science teacher. Now Chicago-based, she writes songs about love, loss, death, restlessness, and the natural world. Her debut album, A Few Feet from the Ground, hovers in and around the genres of country, folk, and blues. It offers both lush full band and spare solo arrangements that highlight a clear voice and emotional arc. “[A Few Feet from the Ground] sounds like poetry set to classic country music— like Joni Mitchell doing a Hank Williams thing. Runk’s soprano voice is like honey and her tunes are full of hooks.” —Tony Breed, CHIRP Radio