Marilyn DeFrange is:
Singer/Songwriter - guitar and vocals. Bassist: Fred Tribuzzo ("You Chose Me"). Keyboards: Denis DeFrange ("Tell Me The Truth" and "Hold My Hand")
Marilyn DeFrange, originally from Kent Ohio, has been singing and writing music since childhood.
Her music can best be described as a semi-acoustic eclectic mix with a rhythm and blues influence. Marilyn‘s voice keeps a connection with the audience that runs the gambit from a delicate whisper to a full blown bluesy wail.
“Marilyn DeFrange's vocals are eerily flawless, with a rounded, deep warmth. This kind of intimacy is almost unnerving. It offers a rare openness of heart and a lack of cynicism that is extremely hard to get away with these days. But somehow, Marilyn DeFrange does, right under your nose.” — Bill Broun, Alternative Press and Publishers Weekly.
"TIn Soldier"- Airing on Women of Substance Radio
Featured September 12th in Podcast #850 on Women of Substance Radio's "Music with a Conscience" series will be Marilyn DeFrange's recent release "Tin Soldier." Catch this show online beginning September 12th in Podcast #850. http://breenoble.libsyn.com/
I've always wondered what it means when someone says they've come "full circle." As I get older, an understanding of this commonly used phrase shows itself to me. This year I've been focusing on my roots in music. I'm writing new material and revamping existing songs to represent who I am now, in this space and time. It feels smooth and easy, almost. This has been a surprise to me! I thought this would be like dragging my feet in wet clay. But I think what has happened is that now, I am truly doing my music for the pure joy of creating and expressing it. It's the true and authentic me. There is no agenda to try to fit myself in some other idea of what music should be. And if I create something that doesn't move me or feel good a day later, I don't feel obligated to finish it. Last year I sat down and actually looked at all the material I've written over the years. What a joy it's been to dust off some little gem of a song written a while ago and bring it back to me...give it new life and meaning. In some cases, I've revamped entire verses of lyric, chords and melody. It's a thrilling and fulfilling process to see and hear the transformation. Much like the cocoon and butterfly.
I've been collaborating with long-time friend and music buddy, Fred Tribuzzo. Fred has always been masterful on the bass but over the last 3 years has become adept on guitar as well. We've worked on my material on and off for various projects, but nothing has come close to the one-on-one collaborating I did with Fred back in our early years of playing music together. Except for now. The beauty of connecting again now is that he has also come full circle. Like myself, he's been looking to create, play and discover music just for the joy of it. In all those years that we've been in and out with our music connection, this is proving to be the best yet! Our combined years of collective music experiences has brought an extra magic and maturity with it. Fred's intuitive "knowing" of my music has always been uncanny. Now, that unspoken magic seems even more predominant and easy. I'm so excited at the thought of sharing this new facet of my life in the very near future...