Marnée August (United States)

    A natural at singing, guitar, piano and songwriting, Marnée has accomplished much in her short 17 years! 
    By the age of 14, Marnée had opened concerts for great acts such as, Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar, Chris Issak, Rick Springfield and many others. 
    At just 11 years old, Marnée was featured (along with John Mellancamp and Stephen Stills- CSN) at the Grand Opening Gala of Lucas Oil Stadium the Indianapolis Colt's new home. Stephen Stills introduced Marnée to the crowd and she made history as the largest retractable roof in the world opened publicly for the first time,…to the distinct sounds of Marnée. 
    Recognized in CMJ magazine for her songwriting, vocals and performance skills, it reads; “Singer/songwriter Marnee sings very mature lyrics belying her 11 years of age with sweet whispering, yet full and rich vocals. Blending minimalist guitar and a spine tingling voice, “Down In The Valley” is entrancing and unique”. 
    Vocalizing before she could speak words, Marnée has been penning poems and songs from an early age. Marnée started playing the guitar at age six and has become an accomplished musician and performer, consistently recognized for "beyond her years" songwriting. 
    Marnée's musical performances have been featured on T.V., radio and many other media outlets. Marnée's acoustic cover of "That's the Way" by Led Zeppelin was aired on WXKE Rock 104 and was soon the most requested song and remained so for several months. 
    Influenced by great acts like Dave Matthews, Led Zeppelin, Tori Amos, Coldplay and Andy Mckee. With the raw emotion and soul reminiscent of a Michael Hedges Joni Mitchell jam session, Marnée has been compared to Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple, Ani DiFranco, Janis Joplin, Jewel and Kaki King. A performer you must see to believe!
    With numerous hours on the stage, Marnée continues to grow, not only on stage, but in the studio as well. To her credit, Marnée has released two studio albums and has enough music for 2 more...including piano songs. 
    Her music conjurers a Page, Plant earthreal tone and the Lennonesque vibe of social responsibility while relating to the here and now with her unique sound. 
    Marnée's love for her craft shines through with an energizing, euphoric vibe that stuns her audience. Marnee is simply doing something she loves, but if you ever get a chance to experience a performance of Marnee live - it will be a moment you always remember. Solid guitar work, powerful vocals and thought provoking lyrics .....this is Marnée.