“I’ve never seen anyone play guitar quite the way Marian McLaughlin does, or sing the patterns she sings.” – Bob Boilen, NPR Music’s All Songs Considered

“There is plenty to savor here off in McLaughlin’s corner of the world, which she peoples with odd, vivid images and gorgeously recorded gestures.” – Jayson Greene, Wondering Sound

“Dérive – her 2014 independently-released LP – is a progressively composed suite that often veers into baroque and avant territory without loosing its natural edge.” – Peter Lillis, Frontier Psychiatristfrontier psych

“To listen to McLaughlin is to go on a trance-like journey, letting the music point, push, and drive the audience’s thought process based on the changing geography of the soundscape.” – Fred Knittel, Folkadelphia

“There’s no question, though, about McLaughlin’s burgeoning talents as a songwriter.” – Dean Essner, Washington City Paper

“Each brushstroke, whether it’s an intricate picking section or a few bars of a capella vocals, fleshes out the environment while the lyrics guide you along.” – District Beat

♬ Marian McLaughlin featured on The Vinyl District’s First Date
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