"Mariko's voice makes you feel things. "
"like other transplants who moved here from South and East, she’s burrowed into the Emerald City to woodshed and lovingly craft haunted, dazzling odes to liminal zones and nocturnal aches."
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Mariko Ruhle is a Austin, Texas based musician and singer-songwriter from Santa Barbara, California. Mariko started her band TEMPLE CANYON in Seattle, Washington around 2013 Mariko has intuitively pursued her creative inclinations her whole life and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts. She has an extensive background as a performer and as a visual & multimedia artist. Mariko’s recordings and live performances have been compared to Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, Ann Wilson, Chan Marshall, Gillian Welch, Adele, Adrianne Lenker and Grace Potter, to name a few. Despite reminiscent qualities of these varied artists; she is a unique songbird all her own. Mariko began performing her own original songs in 2012 and has made several records since, most recently Fortress released in the summer of 2019. Fortress is metaphorically a descent into the darkness we usually wish to hide and a light to find the way home, all in one.
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