Marilyn Duncan
Marilyn Duncan
Marilyn Duncan is a veteran songwriter and performer who got her start on the burgeoning Austin music scene in the late 1960s. She shared the stage with performers such as Allen Damron, Townes Van Zandt and Carol Hadine. Life took Marilyn and her music to Dallas, Nova Scotia, Maryland and back again to Dallas. Her music is personal and contemplative, touching on folk, blues, jazz, and rock influences, and at times also reaching deep into the American past through family history. She released her debut album, Old Friends and Lovers in 2000. Her 2006 release, Departures, has been called "thought provoking." She performs yearly at the Cultural Stage of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.
Little Blue Car

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Listen to Departures in the Soona Songs store

Old Friends and Lovers

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Marilyn Duncan

Artist Census

Name: Marilyn Duncan

Instrument(s): vocals, guitar, and cello


Old Friends and Lovers, Marilyn Duncan, 2000
Departures, Marilyn Duncan, 2006

Influences: Joan Baez, Emmy Lou Harris, Julie Miller, Chad Mitchell Trio

In your CD player now: Eva Cassidy

Guilty pleasure: Show Tunes

The first song you learned to play: “On Top of Old Smokey” - the sad version

Current projects: Release of Departures, Producing Soona Songs artists Radiophonic, Beth Cahill, Lisa Markley

Upcoming shows: House concert in Scottsdale, AZ Sept. 30, National Cherry Blossom Festival in April

Favorite candy: Baby Ruth

Best old movie: The Gay Divorcee

Best new movie: Finding Neverland

Current hometown: Dallas TX

Previous hometowns: Dallas TX, Austin TX, Hubbards NS, Bethesda MD, Toronto, ON, Poolesville, MD

Anything else about you?: I'm very optimistic.

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