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Church Girls’ Mariel Beaumont talks inspiration, songwriting and upcoming Neil Young tribute concert for charity

Church Girls | Photo by  Charlie Wrzesniewski | wrznasty.tumblr.com | courtesy of the artist
Church Girls | Photo by Charlie Wrzesniewski | wrznasty.tumblr.com | courtesy of the artist

Writing an album is a wholly unique process, one that is constantly morphing and changing for every band on every album. For Mariel Beaumont, of Philly folk / rock group Church Girls, distraction and a little bit of inspiration was just what she needed for her new album Thousand Lives.

“I was feeling a little blocked and took off a week or so and just got really into the album and started learning it,” Beaumont said during our recent phone conversation. “It was just fun for me to break away and learn these songs that I was really loving and just remember what got me excited about music again.”

The album in question? Neil Young’s brilliant, yet often forgotten, Tonight’s the Night. Continue reading →