Marie Danielle is an indie folk singer-songwriter based in LA influenced by storytellers. Her songs, which have been likened to a wide variety of artists from First Aid Kit to Mazzy Star to Lucinda Williams, bear that out. She brings a unique voice to what has become a mainstream genre.
Marie played her songs in private until a brush with death in a violent domestic relationship lent her the courage to reach out to an artist she greatly admires, Simone Felice. Marie sent her demos to this founding member of the internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based Felice Brothers, whose seminal self-titled album remains one of the most influential works of this century's indie folk revival. The two made plans to begin recording together.
Soon after, Marie and collaborator Christian Wargo, of the Grammy award winning folk band Fleet Foxes, left LA for Woodstock, NY to begin recording with Simone and his production partner David Baron, who was nominated for a Grammy for his work on Meghan Trainor's ‘All About That Bass’. What started as an EP soon grew into a full length record – ‘Hustler’, featuring Felice, Wargo and even the original lineup of The Felice Brothers who back Marie up for the first single ‘Soldier’. Conor Oberst allowed Marie to include her interpretation of ‘White Shoes’ on the record. Another track, ‘One of My Kind’ was featured on an episode of the new Showtime series ‘Billions’, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.
‘Hustler’ released in February in Germany on Tonetoaster Records as Marie was in the midst of her first tour there and it is now available worldwide.