Stephanie Marshall

Stephanie Marshall

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Stephanie Marshall is a folk 'n rock 'n country singer songwriter based in New England.

Biography

Stephanie Marshall conveys a powerful presence with an easygoing style. Her music is folk ’n rock n' country with rhythmic melodies and intuitive lyrics. In her performances, Stephanie transitions easily from energetic to humorous to heartfelt. She has a knack for reaching out to her audience on a personal level, invoking laughter, sentiment and insight through life, love and resilience. Her first CD, Reality, is described as “hauntingly beautiful”, “self empowering” and “just plain good!” Stephanie has recently release her second CD entitled "Silk and Steel" which represents a progression into more diverse styles of music. She has definitely kicked things up a notch!

Promoting her CD through live performances from New England and down the East coast, Stephanie has appeared in various venues such as The Railway Café, St. James Coffee House, WICN’s Café Fantastique, P.A.C.E., The Wachusett Village Inn.
In 2004, she was first runner up in the Wachusett Village Singer Songwriter Competition and a finalist for the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase in 2007.

Lyrics

Put the Top Down

Written By: Stephanie Marshall

There’s a reason for everything
Where we’re supposed to be
Every driven mile reminds us
It’s okay to have dreams

If you listen to your voices
Leave your skeletons behind
See changes as the detours
That you’re meant to find

The road may be long
But the journey’s worth the work
Learn to read between the maps
You’ll see what it is worth
Be patient with the future
Time can be a friend
Always take the back roads
Put the top down when you can

For me it’s been a lesson
Sometimes I’ll need a tow
But I’ve learned to change my tires
Polish up my chrome

So take care of your self
Do the maintenance as required
We are all in for the long haul
Pick the path that you desire

Ground

Written By: Stephanie Marshall/Susan Clinton

Tempted by the outside looking in
Frightened by the places I’ve never been
Melting away in my suffering
My worst enemy comes from within

Too much time on my hands to think
Loosing my courage and reaching the brink
Fear of rejection is holding me down
Letting the demons keep me underground

On the surface of make believe
Smoke and mirrors is all that you see
Put on a show that’s meant to deceive
Who is the one that I most want to please

Too much time on my hands to think
Loosing my courage and reaching the brink
Fear of rejection is holding me down
I’ve got the right to find my higher ground

Stand up; push back get out of my way
You can’t hold back this hurricane
Been there done that I’m ready for change
New day dawning there’s no time to waste

Too much time on my hands to think
I’m steering my life away from the brink
Fear of rejection won’t hold me down
I’ve won the battle for my higher ground

Discography

Reality - LP Release 2003
Talk About Freedom - Single 2004
Silk and Steel - LP Release 2006
Streaming through CDBaby.com, Whole Wheat Radio, BayouRecording.com music sampler, AppleTunes, Rhapsody, MusicNet, Napster and other digital websites

Set List

Three 40 minute sets
Combination of originals and covers
Covers include the following:

Love the One You’re With (CSN)
Wooden Ships (CSN)
Just a Song Before I Go (CSN)
Helplessly Hoping (CSN)
Pink Houses (John Cougar)
Love is a Rose (Neil Young)
Heart of Gold (Neil Young)
Harvest (Neil Young)
Rockin in the Free World (Neil Young)
Comes A Time (Neil Young)
Cowgirl in the Sand (Neil Young)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
Dust in the Wind (Kansas)
Traveling Soldier (Dixie Chicks)
Seagull (Bad Company)
Battle of Evermore (Led Zep)
Thank You (Led Zep)
Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
Rhiannon (Stevie Nicks)
Gold Dust Woman (Stevie Nicks)
Landslide (Stevie Nicks)
Angel From Montgomery (John Prine)
Walkin in Memphis (Mark Cohn)
Possession (Sarah McLachlan)
Building a Mystery (Sarah McLachlan)
Ice Cream (Sarah McLachlan)
Building a Mystery (Sarah McLachlan)
Lucky One (Alison Kraus)
Crazy Faith (Alison Kraus)
When you say nothing at all (Alison Kraus)
Foolish Games (Je