WCL House Concerts with Marielle Kraft
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WCL House Concerts Series
While we're still unable to welcome you into our house, we're excited to present a series of virtual WCL House Concerts with a nod to the centuries-old tradition! We've invited some of your favorite Philly-area artists, many of whom have played our stages countless times over the years, to share their music. These intimate livestream concerts will premiere on our YouTube channel, directly from the artists' homes to yours.
WCL House Concerts will be FREE to watch, but we hope you'll consider making a donation to support independent live music. Click "Add to Cart" to RSVP for a reminder email with the stream link, where you can also make an optional donation of any amount. All donations will be split between the artist and World Cafe Live. World Cafe Live is a nonprofit and all donations are tax-deductible.
When you hear Marielle Kraft’s music or experience her candid live shows, you feel as though you already know her. The Nashville-based indie pop singer/songwriter, originally from Rhode Island, displays craftsmanship beyond her years, evident through her use of salient detail, raw emotion, and poignant word choice to describe moments “exactly as they feel.”
In spring 2018, she was crowned Grand Champion of the Mid-Atlantic Singer-Songwriter Competition, and the following June she delivered a Tedx Talk at Firefly 2018, discussing the importance of honesty rooted in her songwriting process.
Marielle Kraft’s debut studio EP, “The Deep End” officially released on July 12th, 2019, is described by The Music Mermaid as “song after song of mini pop addictions.” In February 2020, Marielle Kraft co-released an “anthemic” and “heart-filled” single with Joshua Howard entitled “In It Together”, which has quickly gained traction across platforms.
Marielle Kraft has shared stages with names as big as Jon McLaughlin, Ava Max, and Betty Who. Her “winning personality,” “genuine connection,” and “gift for story telling” on stage have fueled the ever-growing crowds at each of her shows, with no signs of slowing down.
Since leaving her full-time teaching career to pursue a life committed to creating music, Marielle Kraft has promise to follow suit to artists like JP Saxe and Maggie Rogers as the young songwriter makes a growing impact in the indie pop scene.
Marielle Kraft’s latest single “Portland” breathtakingly captures the moment we find ourselves in, and speaks volumes of the young artist’s songwriting abilities. With more releases on the way, Kraft is on track for an even bigger 2021.