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Hope Marasco / Bio

According to my folks, I've been singing since before I could talk, and dancing since before I could walk! The songwriting came a little later ;-) I'm from a musical family-- Mom is a former Off Broadway opera singer and actress, Dad was a multi- instrumentalist and prodigy on the violin.

By the time I came around though, my folks had given up the New York City life and turned to homesteading on a small farm in Southern Indiana. I was raised way off the grid, with no running water or electricity, and hence no radio or access to recorded music. Making music by candlelight after the dinner dishes were done was my family's idea of homemade entertainment. And make music we did!
From an early age, I remember making up family songs, pushing back the dinner table and dancing and singing while my dad strummed the guitar, shall we say, with gusto!

One of my primary loves is writing songs. Drawing from personal struggles and triumphs and those of the folks I encounter, I try to write tunes that speak directly to listeners' hearts. If a song doesn't touch me, I can't seem to sing it. But when I sing something that strikes a chord with a listener, I feel most alive.

I was honored to receive a 2011-2012 Emerging Artist Grant from the Durham Arts Council. With the grant, I'm currently working on a live recording project that features collaborations with other local musicians. Stay tuned here as this collaborative community music project unfolds!....

General Info

Band Members
Hope Marasco and friends
Artist Name
Hope Marasco
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/hopemarasco
Genres
Singer Songwriter / original

Contact Info

Location
Durham, NC

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