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Marlon Williams On World Cafe

Jun 28, 2016

New Zealand's Marlon Williams sings what has been categorized as country music, although he claims a wide range of influences. In the little town of Lyttelton, where he grew up, he relied on his father's record collection; albums by Gram Parsons particularly captivated him.

Williams' otherworldly, pure voice is well suited to play with gender roles in song. Don't miss the video of him performing "When I Was A Young Girl," once sung by Nina Simone, in the World Cafe studio.

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