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Marian McLaughlin's DC Release Show with Christian Perez


Sunday November 4th * Doors at 7/Music at 730PM * $10

I've been working on an extensive album for over a year and it's coming out this fall. It's time to celebrate! Join me for an evening of intimate and innovative music at Rhizome. I'll be sharing my music in a new context with some of my favorite collaborators, Ethan Foote (bass), Jarrett Gilgore (sax), Ian McColm (drums).

❂Cristian Perez
Argentine guitarist/composer Cristian Perez weaves together genres from throughout the world to reveal the universality of music. With a strong foundation in classical, jazz and South American music, he crafts a singular voice, rich in sensitivity and nuance, that freely explores the possibilities of music as an art form.❂

❂ About my new album album, Lake Accotink: ❂

Lake Accotink is an environmental song cycle about humanity’s multifaceted relationship with nature. Overwhelmed by ongoing ecological issues, Marian began working on Lake Accotink as a way to to process the effects of progress. Throughout this lyrical journey, she observes humankind’s gradual impact on the environment, acknowledges the ebb and flow of natural cycles, celebrates existence of all life forms, and meditates on impermanence. Even when facing challenging concepts such as land fragmentation, plastic buildup in our oceans, and climate change, she makes sure to continuously set positive intentions for a hopeful future.

Marian's stream-of-consciousness storytelling acts as an anchor for Lake Accotink. The album leans heavily toward a chamber folk genre and features a rotating cast of ensemble members, such as a wind trio and a string quartet. Lake Accotink explores other musical directions, from experimental rock to sampling field recordings. Marian also pushes her own musicianship on this album by playing piano, harp, drums, and synth on top of singing and playing guitar. In a live context, Marian works with musicians that she really admires to creative intimate and innovative performances.

Pre-order the album now: