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Biography
Denise Marie
Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting, Percussion, Recording Artist, Producer
 
Denise Marie was born with a gypsy soul. At sixteen she bid adieu to the upstate New York farm and moved to the wild west of Santa Fe, New Mexico where she befriended hippies, cowgirls, Indians and studied jazz guitar. But when she learned to finger-pick the blues a whole new universe of possibilities opened up. In 1995 she moved to the center of music on planet earth, New Orleans, where she was encouraged to perform the original songs she had hidden in an old shoe box. There she embraced trumpets, saxophones, Cuban percussion, violins and well..... just about everything to do with music, BIG HUG. She recorded with such legends as Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton, "Sunpie" Barnes and worked with a long list of talented musicians. By 2005, she had toured in Europe several times and was there when hurricane Katrina blasted old New Orleans. As a result she stayed in Europe for almost two years. While visiting the "night mayor" of Den Haag in 2007 she was introduced to her now husband and music partner Marcel Koster.  He plays drums, accordion and sings. They Live in The Netherlands and work together in several bands.
*Denise Marie plays acoustic, electric and tenor guitars, sings, writes music and songs and plays the riqq (middle eastern tambourine).

Performance Highlights

New Orleans: The French Quarter Festival, The House Of Blues, The Louisiana Music Factory, The Kerry Irish Pub, Snug Harbor, The New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival
The Netherlands: The Delft Blues Festival, The Maastricht Jazz Promenade,
The Folkwoods Festival, North Sea Jazz Around Town, Blues aan Zee Festival,
The Kennemer Jazz Festival, Nacht Van De Kaap, Crossroads Radio
England: The Marlborough Jazz Festival, The Bath Fringe Festival, The Troubadour Club-London, The Twelve Bar Club-London, The Sheep Music Festival-Wales
France: Blues Au Chateau Festival-Bretagne, Concert In The Square-Uzes
Italy: Onda Su Onda Festival, Stradeblu Festival, Be Bop-Firenze, Pegaso-Arcola (SP),
Belgium: Crossroads Blues Café-Antwerpe, Toogenblik-Brussels
Germany: The Mettman Blues Week, The Music Star-Hamburg, Berlin Guitars-Berlin
Ireland: Roisin Dubh-Galway, The Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre-Naul,
Roddens-Donegal, Mullens-Downpatrick NI, Groucho’s Music Lounge-Armagh, NI,
The Hair Of The Dog-Belcoo NI
New Mexico: Club West, Summer Bandstand, The Taos Inn, La Fonda, La Posada,
El Farol, The Cowgirl Hall Of Fame, Outside In (bringing music into institutions)
New York: The Living Room
Florida: Radio Live! WUWF-Pensacola


Discography
Backbone, 2009~recorded in The Netherlands with Marcel Koster and Evert Willemstijn~Girlieswamp Music
Aphrodite and Outlaws, 2004~recorded in New Orleans with guest appearance by "Sunpie" Barnes~Girleswamp Music
Blue Tutu, 2001~recorded in New Orleans~Little Hummingbird Music
Open The Door, 1998~recorded in New Orleans with Johnny Vidacovich and James Singleton~Little Hummingbird Music

Compilations
New Orleans Tribute to Joni Mitchell Vol 1 & 2

Guest Appearances
Beth Patterson - Hybrid Vigor, Little Blue Men Records
Patrick O’Flaherty-Andrea’s Brown Eyes

Teaching
Denise Marie has taught workshops in guitar and songwriting at Plymouth College in England, and The X in Oxford, as well as private lessons in Europe and the US. To schedule a workshop or private lessons, email Denise at: denisemariesongs@hotmail.com

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