9 Songs, 34 Minutes


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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Valerie Gig ,

A true talent and beautiful CD

Stef Mariani is one of the most unique folk singers of our generation. Not only does she exude passion,with a gritty yet beautiful sound, she writes all her songs from the heart. Stay Gold has a deeper meaning than simply a CD name, it is a way of life we should follow, staying true to ourselves and others. being genuine, raw, honest. That is what she is as a musician. Her tracks do not feature heavy arranging, so they are mostly guitar and vocals. Again, raw and honest. And she tells stories of love, finding our inner strength and being true to ourselves. The title track "Stay Gold" is the embodiment of this. She is a true storyteller as well as a talented songstress. Her vocals are clear, unmasked, raw, and true to who she is. She has a gorgeous lush and rich tone. You get to know her intimately through the songs on this CD. And the accompanying documentary where she bares her soul and her family background urging others to Stay Gold, is a true gem. She is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell but in her own unique style, and helps to bring more well deserved attention to the folk genre. I highly recommend listening to this CD, you will not be disappointed.

WKellerman ,

Heart to soul!

I really love music that is straight from the heart, and this record is just that in the most brilliant way! Right from the guitar strumming on THE ONE, sounding so pure and neat, then that violin solo, it’s talking to the listener’s soul I’d say. MY LIFE also gives the same kind of vibe and I love it too. The title track STAY GOLD is just superb! It’s about encouragement, motivation, inspiration; it makes you get the ‘don’t give up’ feeling and it’s played in a great ‘just me and my guitar’ kind of folksy style that’s simply fantastic!

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