Description: Singer/songwriter Maren Christensen's debut features 11 original songs. Set to an acoustic background, these are songs of passion, love, loss, despair, and strength with strong guitar, violin, and mandolin performances. They represent an authentic and genuine soul-baring expression of life with all it's twists and turns. Richly emotional, these are songs of resiliency that resonate and speak to the human experience through one woman's journey. Fretless bass and a variety of percussion instruments fill out the sound, leaving the mix simple yet full. If you like acoustic music that is not quite folk and not quite rock or pop then give this a listen. These songs will make you cry, laugh and smile with gentle acceptance of the intricacies of life. Artist comments : The title track, Resilient child, is dedicated to my youngest sister Kelly in celebration of her enduring spirit. Artist bio(s) : Maren Christensen is a self taught guitar player who began writing songs at age eleven. After her career in law was stinted by becoming legally blind, she returned to her love of music. Her songs give voice to her exceptional perception of a world of beauty and emotion that has only been enhanced as her physical eyesight deteriorates.