Almost 3 years ago, through the wonders of the internet, I blog-met (it’s a thing, people) a girl named Marijke. “Muh-RIJ-key?” I wondered. No. “Muh-RY-kuh.” Like “Mariah” with a k.
A fellow blogger, fellow songwriter, fellow dreamer, Marijke has been living in Anchorage, Alaska, for several years. She has had a steady job, but music is where her heart is – and about a year ago, she came to Nashville to check out the scene. In what is becoming a regular occurrence in my life, we met face-to-face for the first time when she showed up on my doorstep.* We spent a weekend exploring the city, hearing live music, and talking about life. She is a kindred spirit, for sure.
And now, in a brave and gutsy move, Marijke is about to move from Alaska to Texas to pursue music – talk about a change of scenery.
Today, she is releasing a CD. And from the previews that I’ve heard, this is a GREAT album. Her voice is pure, her lyrics honest and truthful, and the instrumentation so well done (good job, Jon! Jon showed up on my doorstep one time, too*).
Would you support her by ordering a copy? For only $10, you’ll play a part in helping make my friend’s dream possible, as well as get an awesome, quality product. I’ve ordered it – and I wish that I could be at her release show tonight. If you live in Anchorage, YOU SHOULD GO!
Thanks, Marijke, for reminding me what it means to live boldly.
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*Happening again tonight when Joey and Sam show up! YES! Best blog friends forever!