Singer/songwriter Marianne Nowottny has astonished the New York music and art scene with the release of her first CD, entitled "afraid of me" (Abaton). She is a high school junior living in Northwest New Jersey who has mastered the Casio Concertmate 990 keyboard, loves to eat french onion soup and collect buttons for her backpack.
"Nowottny sounds much older than she really is. She's got a touch of Marianne Faithful's gravely mezzo and sounds like she's seen more than her share of gin-soaked nights in smoky bars (but of course, she's five years shy of being able to legally drink). She's got an impassioned way of slurring phrases, stumbling over lyrics and slamming syllables together that gives an unexpected punch to her songs." -New York Press
Here, Nowottny reads her poem "I Am a Good Mother," recorded live on WFMU.