Marianne left her home in Tucson, Arizona for an English wooden boat…
French-born Tucson chanteuse Marianne Dissard recorded and toured with members of alt-Americana bands Giant Sand and Calexico before settling back in Europe. Her own, critically-acclaimed, 'desert noir' chanson plays effortlessly with contradictions : tender, yet abrasive; melodramatic, but vulnerable; comical and heartbreaking.
Equally so her first book, memoir 'Not Me', an impish and poetic exploration of trauma and the life of a disordered touring musician, praised by some of Dissard's favorite authors; Mitch Cullin ('Tideland'), Chris Rush (‘The Light Years’), and Andrew Smith ('Moondust').
Singer and performer, lyricist and author, producer and filmmaker (‘Lonesome Cowgirls’, ‘Drunken Bees’, ‘Low Y Cool’,…) or, as described by her friend BK-One in his liner notes to album ’Cibola Gold’, … fearless.
Marianne is now based in Ramsgate, England where, after leaving her home of two decades in Tucson, she lived for a while onboard a wooden ketch sailboat.