In the company of European-influenced musicians like Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, and Nick Cave. A throaty voice, highly poetic lyrics and a kinetic band behind him. Compelling.”

— WILLIAM RUHLMANN, ALL MUSIC GUIDE

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Deep as a whisper, urgent as a house on fire, Marc Farre’s music has the power to get under your skin.

Indie folk artist Marc Farre delivers cinematic art songs shot through with a raw, poetic energy. His voice is deep, intimate, intense. (Critics call it “mesmerizing.”) Open-hearted and hallucinatory, his music pulls you in like an art-house film.

Though he is based in Northern California, Marc Farre’s French background imbues his music with a European, art-house feel — a seductive ambience perfectly paired with his otherworldly lyrics and magnetic melodies.

While his past association with 20th-century giants Merce Cunningham and John Cage continues to drive Farre's creative vision toward the new, it is his visceral singing that really carries you out onto a tightrope — and leaves you there.

Marc Farre has that certain something. A well-trained croon and a presence that Leonard Cohen would be proud of. ”

— KATE SILVER, THE BROOKLYN RAIL

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Prayer Flags (9/11 tribute song)

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"Prayer Flags" was written and recorded immediately after the tragedy of 9/11 hit lower Manhattan. The lyrics and melody were born of the emotions of love and anguish embodied in the "MISSING" posters that cropped up everywhere near the site.

In its intimacy and understated intensity, “Prayer Flags” preserves in amber the energy of those numbing and painful days all New Yorkers lived through. The song was twice featured on National Public Radio, reprinted in two bestselling books, and shared widely across various media.

Marc composed this tribute song to the victims and their families—and to the compassionate people everywhere whose hearts opened wide in response to this unimaginable sorrow—in the hopes that it might help all of us heal the wounds of that tragic day.

NPR link: https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2011/09/08/140303870/capturing-sept-11-in-a-song
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Phenomenally good music. Driving rhythms underpinned by intelligent writing & artful presentation. Brilliant.”

— PETER CLITHEROE, SUFFOLK'N'COOL (UK music podcast)

Dark, hypnotic, intensely soulful... the musical equivalent of an art-house film.”

— MARY LYNN MITCHAM (GANNETT NEWSPAPERS)

Marc Farre drizzles his super-deep vocals over rustic, Giant Sand–style arrangements, often singing in French.”

— TIME OUT NEW YORK

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