Marian Runk was born in Dallas, TX, to a symphony musician & a science teacher. Now Chicago-based for over a decade, she writes songs about love, loss, death, restlessness, and the natural world.
Her debut album, A Few Feet from the Ground, hovers in and around the genres of country, folk, and blues. It offers both lush full band and spare solo arrangements that highlight a clear voice and emotional arc.
“[A Few Feet from the Ground] sounds like poetry set to classic country music— like Joni Mitchell doing a Hank Williams thing. Runk’s soprano voice is like honey and her tunes are full of hooks.”