Marion Halliday, and her band Trickster Sister, is proud purveyor of their own special blend of bluegrass and bourbon-infused original women-powered, Americana. As described by WFPK Radio Host John Gage, "the group brings together their diverse talents to create an enticing blend of indie, folk, and bluegrass musical styles, with lush vocal harmonies over-top."
Marion, a native Kentuckian, now living in Philadelphia, is songwriter for the band and has found great inspiration in the 400-year history of her new home-town. This includes songs about the Lenape Statue in Wissahickon park, an escaped convict from Eastern State Pen, the forlorn beauty of Laurel Hill Cemetery, and the revolutionary war memorial at Washington Square. She has also written songs on more universal, contemporary topics such as domestic abuse, suicide, and the scourge of heroin and meth addiction ravaging her home-state of Kentucky. Her music also include some amusing reflections on the challenges of relationships, as well as an abiding love of bourbon.
In addition to Marion, Trickster Sister is comprised of her sister Jane Halliday (violin, banjo uke, vocals) of Louisville, Kentucky and Philadelphia native, Donna Bostock (bass/percussion, vocals).
Marion is donating the proceeds earned from the sales/downloads of her song “Cant Change the Truth” to a non-profit called Liberte.org which is devoted to the treatment of substance abuse in women.