Merry Ellen Kirk
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Merry Ellen Kirk

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Merry Ellen Kirk's music stood out at her debut album release party as powerful and impassioned...fans were delighted to hear her haunting voice as she sang several songs from her album and even gave guests the treat of hearing a new song that was not on the album. - VIP Magazine


"Merry Ellen Kirk plays earnest music, predominantly pianofolk, some of which sounds like Regina Spektor or Imogen Heap..." - Cover Lay Down


"Merry Ellen's CD is excellent. I like the single - Blinding Me - the best. It fits her voice and style of delivery to great effect I think. A great version of [Peter Gabriel's] Lay Your Hands also!" - Grammy Award-Winning Film Composer


Merry Ellen...is a stunning, red-headed nineteen-year-old prodigy, with a musical style all her own -- although her sound will lead you to believe you have heard her voice before. - The Balanced Life


Attention A Fine Frenzy fans, and everyone that enjoys brilliant and pretty piano enriched folky pop songs. Meet Merry Ellen Kirk, an incredibly talented singer-songwriter that grew up in Mongolia, but now lives in Nashville. Even if I tried, I could not describe better what her music sounds like than she writes about it herself in her masterpiece of a biography that is in itself is worth reading, so don't skip down the music without giving your eyes a treat as well. - Let Me Like It


She's got a refreshing clout that few can pull off without straying into mainstream; her Polly Scattergood meets bar Queen on a downer vocals draft her back into the sacred realms of more-than-acceptable-and-not-folk nicely. - Drunken Werewolf


Discography

"Invisible War"
--Available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster, etc., or as a physical CD.
--Featured in various podcasts, indie music blogs worldwide.
--Now streaming on Pandora, Jango, Last.fm, Women of Substance Radio, and other online radio stations as well as some college and indie radio stations worldwide.

"Do You Hear What I Hear - EP"
--Available on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster, etc.

"The Firefly Garden"
--A growing collection of song demos from Merry Ellen Kirk currently in fan-funded production stages, available at http://merryellenkirk.bandcamp.com

"The Shakespeares - EP"
--A duo EP with Aaron Krause
----Available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Napster, etc.

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Sometimes at night fireflies light up; and so we catch them and put them in a jar. Living beings they are, and lamps they become until they burn out and die. They serve one purpose--to entertain. A song holds within itself a certain power of the same measure. When it is created, it holds captive the thoughts and ideas, emotions and inner turmoil of its creator...over time the song grows and evolves, and though it may mean different things to different people, its final end is to give the listener pleasure. And so, here you are---my jar of fireflies.

**International Songwriting Competition finalist 2011 in the Performance category, semifinalist in AAA category.
**GoGirls Music SXSW showcasing artist 2010 and GoGirls MusicFest Nashville showcasing artist 2010.
**IndieGrrl Music Fest showcasing artist 2010 & 2011, Dewey Beach Chickfest artist 2011, & RedGorilla Artist 2011.
**Featured on BBC 6 Radio in 2009 (Fresh on the Net with Tom Robinson.)
**ReverbNation featured artist December 2009 (currently ranked #1 alternative artist in Nashville)
**OurStage #3 "Best of Pop" artist August 2010, seven Top 10 awards in Indie Pop, Folk, and New Age/World.
**International fan base with fans in 100+ countries worldwide.