Photo Credit: Nick Grant
Marielle Kraft at The Music Barn: August 9th
Sought for her honest lyrics and remembered for her catchy melodies, Marielle Kraft is a singer/songwriter currently based outside of Philadelphia in Delaware. Self-taught, the Rhode Island native began playing guitar at 16 and soon writing songs that take shape as honest stories through comfortable arrangements, following suit to artists like Shawn Mendes, Maggie Rogers, and Taylor Swift. Oftentimes these stories are ones that we all find a piece of ourselves in, yet are crafted in a way simply unique to Marielle's artistry.
Over the past few years, Marielle Kraft has self-released 1 original EP, as well as two singles, including the release of her first official music video (How Far You Feel) in collaboration with Heuristic Films.
Her live EP, The Gibraltar Sessions (2016), features a stripped down delivery of 5 original songs that seamlessly match clever lyrics of love, longing, and identity with refreshing melodies which many claim "ring in your head for days afterward."
Her 2017 release, the indie pop single "How Far You Feel," has already collected over 250,000 streams across platforms. It seeks to understand the dichotomy of physical vs. emotional distance in relationships.
Marielle Kraft regularly plays at venues across the Mid-Atlantic, sharing stages with names as big as Kris Allen, Ava Max, and Betty Who. Her live shows are a seamless narrative that captivate the audience through the natural ebbs and flows of life's journey through love: for friends, family, partners, and yourself. The raw authenticity with which Marielle invites listeners into her story cultivates a relationship with them beyond the song. The unique personal connections she creates with her fans have been integral in propelling her career in music.