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Saturday Studio Session

November 11, 2023

Given, me, Ken

Song-recording in the studio on a Saturday? Why yes, please.

Given recorded the harmonies for the song I taught him back on February 16 and that he and Katie practiced on May 1.

What else can I say about Given? Sometimes we are on praise team together, he was besties with Uncle John, he has played guitar and been one of the lead vocals for two concerts that I put together, he makes me cry every time he sings “The Blessing,” and he has a heart for Jesus.

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.