May this song be a vessel to you and carry you on its wings. Lay down, close your eyes, listen, and give yourself permission to let go and lift off.

Quintessence is available now exclusively through Marketa’s Bandcamp. Please find more about the song here and enjoy.

We Are Good

Hello there good people.

As we enter into a new year opening a new chapter in the Book of our lives, many feelings arise within us throughout this transition. Some are light and joyful, others heavy and troublesome. It is always a mixed feelings affair when we are brought to a point in time when an opportunity offers itself to consciously say goodbye to the old in order to make room for the new.

My wish for you is to look upon the road ahead with feelings of hopeful anticipation combined with a healthy sense confidence in your own ability to materialize your wishes and dreams, so long as they be in your Highest Good.

More than that, may you come to witness your own power to create the world you want to be a part of. For our thoughts and beliefs are what shapes the reality we live in more than we give them credit for.

I want to use this opportunity to share with you a video made back in 2012 in Argentina by my friend Alejandro Rojas to a song of mine called We Are Good. Apparently the right time to share it is NOW, for the right opportunity has not presented itself before. May the sentiments shared throughout this piece assist you in staying in a positive mindset and seeing a bright future ahead of you.

Thank you Ale, and all who offered their hand in assistance.

A Connection Was Made (How I found my way to Iceland and met Sturla Mio Thorisson)

A Connection Was Made (How I found my way to Iceland and met Sturla Mio Thorisson)

When I was still a member of The Swell Season, and extensive touring around the world was my main occupation, I had the fortune and privilege of being in a position to meet many wonderful people and to make friendships and establish connections. Some short-lived, which faded just as quickly as they came to be, and others to be nurtured and grow stronger over the years to come. I believe that all the connections I made with people served a purpose of their own, big or small, for one party or both, but some of them were so significant, and their effects so life-altering, it is easy to track their path backwards in time and recall the steps that were taken in order for certain events to pass and for all the pieces of a grand design to come together. [Read More]

The Leading Bird Nominated

The Leading Bird Nominated

The Leading Bird video is nominated in the Nordic Music Video Awards, in the audience’s favorite category: The Gaffa Audience Award. What an honor! Thank you and congratulations to all other nominees, as well as the Icelandic creators of the Leading Bird video and my dear South American goddess Alejandra Maria Jara De Marco.
You can check out all nominated videos here.

Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea

Hey guys – I am just back in Iceland for a few days before we head out to Czech Republic for a show in Plzeň (March 29th), or Pilsen as it would be more known. I was asked to sing the Czech version of the title track of a beautiful Irish animated movie called Song of the Sea, originally sung by Lisa Hannigan. This was a very fun project for me and I wanted to share with you the trailer made for Czech cinemas where Song of the Sea premiered this month. Czech it out 🙂

Supporting Damien Rice in April

Supporting Damien Rice in April

We are pleased to announce that Marketa will be joining Damien Rice for four of his US tourdates in April! Mar will be performing solo on these dates. She and Damien have shared the stage together before so this will be a special night of music. You can hear Mar on Damien’s new record, My Favourite Faded Fantasy on the song “Long Long Way”.

All but one of the shows is sold out thus far. So those of you who have tickets, here’s another reason to get down there early.

April 20 . Portland, OR . Keller Auditorium – Tickets available here

April 21 . Seattle, WA . Marion Oliver McCaw Hall . Sold Out

April 23 . Oakland, CA . The Fox Theater . Sold Out

April 24 . Los Angeles, CA . The Greek Theatre . Sold Out

The Making of MUNA : Part 2

Please enjoy The Making of Muna Part 2. This video along with Part 1 which aired previously, was created by film makers Zohreh Shayesteh and Malika Weeden. A great debt of gratitude is sent in their direction.

I am so glad I asked my friend Zohreh to join us on our travels during the making of MUNA, not just for the pleasure of her company which in itself would had been enough, but also to capture what was happening at the time. The making of MUNA was the most magical, enjoyable and exciting record making process I have ever experienced and I am grateful I have this beautiful piece of film-making to look at and bring myself back to those days from time to time.

What I love most about Zohreh’s approach to making documentaries, is her way of looking at the world and the people who’s stories she tells. To her, there is nothing ordinary about anything or anyone. She sees the uniqueness in all things, and that is a very special gift to the world. The world that often pressures us to add and subtract in order to be worthy of being seen. I am also grateful for Malika Weeden’s contribution. She did a wonderful job editing the footage and piecing it all together.

It makes me happy to share these memories with you. May they bring you closer to the story of MUNA, and the stories you are currently writing in the book of your life. Each of these is unique and worthy of being lived to the fullest. May you love your life.