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Blossom: Owning Her Place in Music

Blossom Marmoset Artist Profile Series
Creating my music comes from an authentic place. It’s reflective of who I am, my roots, my story. My approach in music is with intentionality and purpose. It’s what I apply to all areas of my life. That’s where this genuineness comes into play: I want to be behind my music without any reservations.
— Blossom

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Blossom was nurtured in music at a youthful age. Drawn to the calling of singing and dancing, her family soon enough had a large collection of her impromptu dance sessions in their living room — all captured on their VHS recorder. 

In her journey as a singer, songwriter, and performer, Blossom has dabbled in everything from playing steel drums to being in an R&B girl group in Los Angeles. While there isn't a clear A to B line of success, it was all the in-between that tells Blossom's story, leading to her arrival and emergence as the artist she is today. 

We're proud to feature Blossom as our second artist in our artist profile series for 2018. Check out the full film below and follow the link to more of Blossom's music. 

Artist Profile Series: Matthew Logan Vasquez

When we listen to our favorite artists, we get lost in the music. We’re swept away by the lyrics that inspire us and the unique sound that got us hooked in the first place. With this in mind, it can be easy to forget that our beloved performers have lives off the stage, outside of making incredible music and bringing down the house. Our Marmoset community is full of mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, best friends -- and sometimes, those identities are reflected in their music.

Next in our Artist Profile Series is a perfect example of a loving father who also happens to perform rad music: lead vocalist of indie rock band Delta Spirit, member of folk rock trio Middle Brother, and recent solo artist, Matthew Logan Vasquez. We got a glimpse of a fun-filled day with Vasquez and his two year old son, Thor, in their hometown of right outside of Austin, Texas. Narrated through a heartfelt letter to Thor, Vasquez speaks to the struggles of being away from family while touring and leaves Thor with a few reminders for while he is away. Grab a tissue, watch the short film below, and enjoy Matthew Logan Vasquez’s music here.

Posted on July 20, 2017 and filed under Artist Profile Series.

Introducing Marmoset's Artist Profile Series Featuring Jose Medeles of 1939 Ensemble

For most artists, music isn’t simply something they “do” -- it’s a way of life, the reason why they get up in the morning, and the thing that helps them sleep at night. When we bring artists into our community, we’re not only welcoming their music, but their unique stories, struggles and successes. We are inspired by our artists everyday and thrilled to share their stories with you in our new Artist Profile series.

Kicking off the series is Jose Medeles of Marmoset artist, 1939 Ensemble, and the founder of Revival Drum Shop based here in Portland, Oregon. We followed Jose through a day in the life, as he shared his journey from his early days as river kid in La Salle, Illinois to touring with The Breeders and owning his own drum shop. See the short film below and listen to 1939 Ensemble’s full songography here.

Posted on May 4, 2017 and filed under Music, Artist Profile Series.