Folksinger/songwriter - originals, folk, Americana, and Celtic
Jean Marie weaves threads of emotion and humor into a musical quilt that warms and comforts her listeners with her beautiful voice and lyrical phrasing. Whether singing ballads from contemporary songwriters, favorites from years past, or her own original works, Jean Marie invites her audiences to “fall into” her songs and become a part of the story themselves. Her great gift as a writer is to connect with each listener so that each song feels like it tells their own story.
Many music lovers across Michigan know Jean Marie Learman as the lead singer, whistle, flute and concertina player from the Celtic band, EQUINOX. They have four CDs featuring traditional music from Scotland and Ireland as well as some offerings from contemporary songwriters in this genre. She also plays and sings with the French-Canadien/Celtic band, Le Compagnie. However, Jean Marie has also been writing heartfelt songs about the connections with people and events in her life for over twenty years now. She has recorded two CDs, Sing for the Children and Still Singing with mostly original works. Always inviting, always poetic, always spiritual, always a joy to hear Jean Marie.