Today, Tomorrow, Someday: Marielle Kraft

From rocking the Bob Carpenter Center at UDance 2016 to opening for indie pop artist Betty Who, UD’s own singer-songwriter Marielle Kraft is making a name for herself both on and off campus. On this episode of The Music Room, Mandorichard and Liz Webb chat with the local celebrity about her music, her experiences, and her future goals.

In July of 2014, Marielle released her first EP, “Today Tomorrow Someday,” after recording at Midnight Muse Studios in Newark. Influenced by artists like Colbie Caillat, Taylor Swift, and Sara Bareilles, Marielle creates melodic and relatable songs using her guitar and her perfect, natural vibrato. Along with writing original music, Marielle performs covers and collaborates with other musicians for more than 1,000 subscribers on her YouTube page.

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Marielle Kraft with hosts Mandorichard and Liz Webb.

In addition to writing and performing music, Marielle studies elementary education at the University of Delaware. As an elementary school teacher, she plans on incorporating music into her lessons to create a comprehensive and enriching classroom experience for students.

Check out the interview below to discover more about Marielle Kraft and to hear her play four original songs live in the WVUD studio.

The Interview

Marielle Kraft, Hosts: Mandorichard and Liz Webb, Recorded live on WVUD April 12, 2016.

The Music

Marielle Kraft How much I’d miss you WVUD Session, April 12, 2016
Marielle Kraft (I’m) Sure of you WVUD Session, April 12, 2016
Marielle Kraft See you in the morning WVUD Session, April 12, 2016
Marielle Kraft What have I done WVUD Session, April 12, 2016


Jessica Graae

Jessica Graae

Jessica Graae

Today on the Music Room, we talked to Jessica Graae, a folk singer and songwriter whose latest album, Sea Dream, was released November 2015, and who performed its song “Sea’s Siren” on December 5, 2015, at the World Café in Philadelphia, PA. Operating from Philadelphia along the Eastern coast from Maryland to New York City, she has won 6 2013 WSTW Hometown Hero Homey Awards nominations, the 2013 Philadelphia Folk Factory contest, and placed as a finalist in the 2012 and 2014 Delmarva Folk Hero contests.

Her guitar music juxtaposes the dark, haunting, and even psychedelic with the lyrical and wistful, with similarities to the work of Jill Andrews, Sarah McLachlan, and Sufjan Stevens. Her singing voice, described as “angelic,” also bears resemblance to that of Joni Mitchell.

After all, Jessica Graae has an extensive singing career in classical music ranging from opera to musical theater and sacred music, and has offered vocal lessons for over 20 years to singers of all levels and styles, including actors. She is a member of the NATS (National Association for Teachers of Singing), and also performed the song “Wait by the Water” for the 2013 independent film “Yes, Your Tide is Cold and Dark, Sir“.

Jessica Graae and Mandorichard

Jessica Graae and Mandorichard

For a chance to hear her music, click on the link below for her radio performance here at WVUD, and for a live performance, she will be performing on Saturday 12/19 at 7pm at the Bus Stop Music Café, Pitman NJ, and Sunday 12/20 at 7pm at Andrea Clearfield Salon, Philadelphia, PA.

The Interview

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The Music

Artist / Song / Source and Notes
Jessica Graae / Sea Siren / Live performance at WVUD, 12/15/15
Jessica Graae / Tomb in the Sea / Live performance at WVUD, 12/15/15
Jessica Graae / Wait by the Water / Live performance at WVUD, 12/15/15

Let’s Run Away: Hanna Paige Live

Hanna Paige at WVUD

Newark’s own Hanna Page performed live for The Music Room on July 14, 2015

Grounded in gentle song spinning and a keenness for acoustic guitar, Hanna Paige treated us to some of her original music on the Music Room. The sixteen year old Newark native is sweet and locally grown, a young talent that has frequented local cafes and festivals for the past three years. Hanna showcased her soft melodies live in studio, playing both guitar and ukelele and offering up thoughts on her lyrical choices, her love for Ed Sheeran, and the Delaware music scene in general.  She led us through her debut EP, Let’s Run Awaywhich is the published product of much tinkering and performing.

We were happy to be part of Hanna Paige’s first radio appearance and look forward to cheering her along as she continues to mature and produce songs for guitar… and maybe she’ll even tackle loop pedal soon.

The Interview

Hanna Paige
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(Note: Due to copyright considerations, the podcast contains an excerpt of the Ed Sheeran song Hanna performed.)

The Music 

The following music is heard in this episode of The Music Room:

Artist / Song / Album (or source) / Date / Notes

Hanna Paige / Without You/ Let’s Run Away EP / 2015

Hanna Paige / Alone / Live WVUD performance / 2015

Hanna Paige/ Even My Dad Does Sometimes / Live WVUD performance / 2015 / Ed Sheeran cover (Excerpt in podcast)

Hanna Paige / You and Me / Live WVUD performance / 2015

Hanna Paige / Your Eyes / Live WVUD performance / 2015

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