Local powerhouse vocalist Marina Crouse will perform a concert at the intimate East Bay listening room in support of her latest release, which she recorded on the Little Village Foundation label, “Canto de mi Corazón.”
7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5. $25-$30, reservations recommended.
The Sound Room, 3022 Broadway, Oakland. 510-708-9691. soundroom.org
Marina Crouse grew up with a deep love for the Spanish-language albums Eydie Gormé recorded with Los Panchos — always played by her grandmother at family gatherings and celebrations.
She says, ‘The songs on Canto de mi corazón are such a big part of me; of my past and my present. I really love this music and I hope you will too!'”
Marina Crouse is one of the most notable talents on the San Francisco/Bay Area music scene.
Her early classical training is reflected in her powerful and versatile vocal style that creates a genuine excitement in every performance. Blessed with an incredibly expressive voice early in life, Marina Crouse applies her distinctive talents to a wide range of material while delivering an emotional authenticity that consistently cuts deep. “When I sing,” she says, “I feel like I break myself open and let a little piece of myself come out. I’m reaching out to people with hopes to connect on a personal level. And when we do, that to me is better than anything else.”