For our radio friends, you will find the digital only single release 'Aurora' here. Australian artist Marisa Yeaman was invited by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to write a song to accompany the painting 'Lake Keitele' by Finnish painter Akseli Gallen-Kallela for the Exhibition'Dreams of Nature' Symbolism from Van Gogh to Kandinsky.
Marisa recorded 'Aurora' at Wild Verband Studio in the Netherlands, which is owned by respected Dutch guitarist BJ Baartmans. BJ also joined in paying some beautiful guitar work to compliment the song.
Now available as a single via itunes and Bandcamp.com.
'VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND'
'Voices from the Underground' debuted at #4 on the EURO AMERICANA CHART
"Marisa Yeaman is with 'Voices From the Underground', in good company in the March edition of the Euro Americana Chart. Only Gurf Morlix, Buddy Miller and Lucinda Williams score better in the Top 5, and there we find the Australian singer - songwriter - an achievement most could certainly live with." BEALE STREET - Belgium
"Let me just say that "Voices From The Underground" is the masterpiece that I predicted a few years ago."- Rootstime- Belgium
"Thoughtful narratives and vocals that appeal to the soul - Marisa Yeaman's songs easily translate into words of wisdom..." - (FOUR STARS) Maverick - UK
Her songs are beautiful and personal tales that reach right into the heart of the listener, like the Dylanesk ‘Amsterdam Rain’. She has a magnificent voice that reminds of Shawn Colvin and Eliza Gilkyson Heaven 100 Netherlands
'ROADMAP HEART' No 12 ON THE EURO AMERICANA CHART
'PURE MOTIVE' No 19 ON THE EURO AMERICANA CHART (2006)
She has the dust of the Australian continent firmly in her veins, from a childhood spent traveling the back roads of Australia as a child, and the world since. Songwriter Marisa Yeaman has a bagful of life experience that would be at home in a Kerouac novel.
Marisa Yeaman’s strength as a writer lies in the ability to connect the contradictions of the lives we lead and polarise them into songs which stay with the listener long after the notes fade.
If songs are a journal of the times we live in, then Marisa has been writing her own truth for most of her life. Her sound is her own, worn off the edges of country twang, the soulfulness of the blues and the literal sensibility of modern day folk. Add a voice drenched in real experience, rich from a roar to a whisper, and aching with passion and you begin to understand why Yeaman never quite fits squarely into any musical box.
After many years work as a live musician in Australia, Marisa’s self released debut album ‘Pure Motive’ in 2005 climbed to number 19 on the critic based Euro Americana Chart. Marisa’s follow up album ‘Roadmap Heart’ in 2008, climbed to number 12. In 2010 Marisa relocated to the Netherlands, as her highly anticipated third full length album ‘Voices from the Underground’ debuted at #4 on the European Americana Charts. She is currently in Australia, working on her 4th album and writing for a book project, before she heads out on the road again.
Yeaman is a touring artist who has played regularly in Europe, UK, USA and Australia, building a loyal audience for her work. She has shared stages with some of the most respected songwriters of our times like Tom Russell, Ken Stringfellow, Chris Smither and Ron Sexsmith. Her music has had radio airplay in over 19 countries, and accolades from across the world.
Marisa Yeaman is a truly independent artist, producing and releasing her own records and carving her own following through her captivating live performances. An authentic and intimate performer, she writes with the eye of a journalist, and the heart of a traveler.
You can also visit Marisa at: www.marisayeaman.com or www.myspace.com/marisayeaman