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Dedicated To Your Walls. May They Keep Blooming. (2006)

by Marianne Dissard

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steveinsocal "…rather than being considered a 'raw' demo for 2008's "L'Entredeux", the album stands on its own merits as an introduction to the artist's fusion of the venerable institutions of Chanson and Americana… and while the songs are delivered stripped and acoustic, with the sound of fingers plucking at guitar strings, sliding along the fret, the songs themselves are delivered with an air of intimacy as lyrics take on a life of their own…"

reclaimingthecolonies-onestateatatime.blogspot.com Favorite track: Les Confettis (Dedicated To Your Walls).


Singer and lyricist, filmmaker and performance artist, Marianne Dissard was born within sight of the Pyrénées mountains in the South of France but has lived in the American West since the age of 16. Calexico fans will recognize Marianne as Madame to Joey Burns’ lovestruck gold digger on Calexico’s hit single, “Ballad of Cable Hogue” from their 2000 album “Hot Rail”. Marianne has been living in Tucson, Arizona since she landed there to make “Drunken Bees”, a documentary on Giant Sand and Howe Gelb in 1994.

Dissard toured extensively the world over with her 1st album, the Calexico-produced “L’Entredeux” (Coup de Coeur from Académie Charles Cros, “Top Ten French albums of the Decade” on various blogs). She “Paris One Takes” in 2010 (8/10 Blurt, 4/5 Venus. “a brilliant album”, “Stupid tight”) and her 2nd studio album, “L’Abandon” in 2011, featuring Luke Doucet, Thøger Lund (Giant Sand), composer Christian Ravaglioli, Brian Lopez (Mostly Bears), Sergio Mendoza (Calexico, Y La Orkesta) and co-produced by BK-One (Rhymesayers, Brother Ali) with its companion DVD, a film informed by Warhol’s western movie, “Lonesome Cowboys”. Another City Series album, "Berlin Two Takes" was released in 2012 and upcoming 3rd studio album, "The Cat. Not Me" is due in 2013.


released October 10, 2006

Joey Burns, Marianne Dissard, Naïm Amor


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Marianne Dissard

French-born American desert noir chanteuse crafts baroque Sonoran art rock chanson from Tucson and beyond.

Street photographer, performer, brutally honest author.

Left her home in Tucson, Arizona for a dream boat in England.

“An eccentric character who releases very fine and wonderful records, in fact so eccentric she once toured the French Pyrénées on foot with a donkey” (Marc Riley, BBC6)
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