Marianne Kesler is a touring singer-songwriter who currently resides in Dayton, Ohio. A Columbus native, Kesler has had a vibrant love for music from an early age. Winning paid tuition for a song-writing intensive and recording project in Nashville helped Marianne launch her touring career. Early inspirations for her songwriting include traditional folk artists, and many have compared her music to artists such as Judy Collins, Carole King, Aimee Mann and Sheryl Crow.
She uses her passion for poetry and acoustic guitar to create original songs. Many say that her laid-back, introspective style is a perfect soundtrack for the thoughtful listener. Her writing style embodies allegory and lush imagery set to folk/pop/rock music. Marianne has been living out her dreams performing across the U.S. in coffeehouses to concert venues, colleges to house concerts, plus two international tours.
Her 2007 album, “Pear In The Pink Thing”, is Kesler's sixth release. The title “Pear In The Pink Thing” is a metaphor for mystery. Marianne continues to explore her art in a free and eclectic expression of ten self-penned songs along with acoustic renderings of two of Neil Young’s legendary songs. Since then Marianne has released numerous singles, the newest "Falling into Blue".
Marianne's song "What Do I Know" was recorded by Americana artist Brant Christopher (of Big Kettle Drum) and she has co-written over 30 songs with neo-soul/pop/folk artist Leah Thompson. Several of Marianne's songs have recently been licensed for use in a variety of media projects. Marianne is currently working with a new cowriter, Kate Stanton, in a duo named Every Lovely Thing.
June 2010 signaled the debut of her latest venture, a book trilogy of free verse poetry/prose and photography. Marianne is inspired by everyday one-word objects and concepts which serve as the springboard for her creative musings. She finished working on the third book of the say something series in 2013 and the books are available on Blurb.com and Apple iBooks.