Marijke Jane


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!



  1. Marijke on October 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Thank you for your kind words. :)

  2. Sarah Kate on October 9, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    Where in Texas?

  3. hootenannie on October 9, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    That would be the Big D!

    Sarah! You have to go hear her play some time!! And MJ – you need to go hang out with Sarah on the ranch!

  4. kate maxwell on October 11, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    i need at least a days notice to get from haines to anchorage…

  5. Terry McNichols on October 12, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Bought it! You can count on me to follow your musical tastes. I just ordered several Sara Groves albums from cd swap after reading about her on your blog…. I like your taste in music!

  6. Sarah Kate on October 15, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    I’ll have to get in touch with her seeing as I’m close. She can come and meet the cows.

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