Welcome to our third season. A delightful way to begin a rainy winter morning is a chat with Marcella Simien. Marcella is a singer, songwriter, musician, and visual artist who is killing it here in Memphis and soon….the world! We talk about her artistic journey from Lafayette, LA to Memphis, TN, Creole culture, the hustle and fearlessness and “facing the abyss.” Enjoy.
2:00 Origins. Musical upbringing, discovering Memphis, art school, Terrance Simien (aka Dad), zydeco, learning the accordion,
7:40 Not New Orleans. Creole culture. Zydeco.
16:30 Playing to the room
20:30 Growing up and finding her art both musically and visually. Getting into the stride of songwriting. Europe.
30:50 Who are the “Lovers”? Wait! Carl steps all over my question…ok now…who are the Lovers? Great Memphis players…so pay attention
37:30 Quick reflection on ego.
43:00 The hustle, breaks, the work, and building a career
48:25 Final words of advice?
Marcella and Her Lovers (website): www.marcellaandherlovers.com