MARIANNE HYATT …. the skinny

December 17th, 2015

Marianne Hyatt of country dirt Red shirt shoot Marianne Hyatt of country dirt Red shirt shoot Marianne Hyatt of country dirt Red shirt shoot

Marianne Hyatt – deep Southern Songstress from Austin Texas. If you blinked you’ll have missed her as Richard Linklater’s ‘Late Night Pickup’ during his cult film ‘Slacker’. She has fronted Dragstripper, Temple of Sound, Anarchistwood and Country Dirt, which was once London’s hottest new grabass bluegrass C&W outfit since Gary P. Nunn came to town. She’s equal parts Patsy Cline, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, and has sung with The Frogs at All Tomorrow’s Parties; Bill Callahan during Jim O’Rourke’s Meltdown Festival and on her stunning track Superdome, which was featured on critically acclaimed ‘Little Rock’, backed up by Bob Collum & the Welfare Mothers. She writes and plays platonic lovesongs to sexworkers, country reggae odes to schizophrenic madames and protest tunes to natural disasters… a walking triumph of lost causes & no-longer living legends.

“Country Dirt is London’s premier country+bluegrass band, fronted by Texas’s very own and very striking Marianne Hyatt” – Gary Crowley, BBC London

….adding aural shooting stars and neon fire to the roadhouse vibe –
Gavin Martin, The Mirror

Think Burrito Brothers’ dirty sister – Tim Perry, The Windmill

“Patsy Kline stealing from Finlay Quaye” – The Fly

“a star in the making” – Max Bell, Evening Standard

“She’s bloody good” – SleazeNation

“The sound of melodrama and mystery” – Kerrang!

“audacious tales of sleaze and danger” – Melody Maker

“Marianne Hyatt proves compelling viewing” – Music Week

“she is triumphant live; the men love her because they are Pavlovian, the women love her because she makes them feel like Calamity Jane” – Harpers and Queen

All these photos are by  KLARKE CAPLIN

All these photos are by KLARKE CAPLIN