"I fell in love with folk music in the early 1960s when my big brother gave me two LPs: Joan Baez Vol. 2 and Judy Collins 3. My fate was sealed when I encountered the genius of Steve Goodman at the legendary Chicago folk club, The Earl of Old Town. My car was, in fact, once a victim of The Lincoln Park Pirates."
If her voice sounds familiar, that's probably because Marilyn was an on-air host at WUMB from 1995-2007. Her respect for songwriters and singers of contemporary and traditional music deepened during her time at WUMB. "Discovering new music," she says, "encouraging new artists, and digging into the stories behind the songs remains an obsession with me - but in a good way!"
Marilyn has been performing in one way or another ever since the 4th grade when she hosted the Coolidge School library pageant in Lansing, Illinois. These days, she spends most of her time as PR director for Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. She also does voice-overs, and leads tours through Lexington's historic houses. An occasional spoken word artist, you might bump into Marilyn at open mics and cozy corner cafes in the Boston area.
Music, history, literature, and radio are all one to Marilyn says, "Because it begins and ends with the power of the story. We always want to see how it comes out."