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By Excel Entertainment Press Release

Maren Ord A Hit on the Airwaves with Debut Album; 'Waiting' in Stores November 7

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- She's played Lilith Fair, she's managed by Nettwerk management (home of Sarah McLachlan and Barenaked Ladies), and she has a record deal with Highway Records and Capitol Records. One of her songs was recently featured in the television show "Felicity," and her first single is already getting spins on Salt Lake radio.

And she's only 19 years old.

Meet Maren Ord, the young songstress who is making big waves in the music industry with her upbeat lyrics, catchy tunes and guitar driven songs. The singer-songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta has roots in Salt Lake City, and has come to the intermountain west to release her album before the rest of the world gets to hear it.

Waiting, Maren's debut album, is being released by Highway Records on November 7. The album will be available in major music stores along the Wasatch Front, and in LDS bookstores nationwide.

To celebrate the release of her album, Maren will share the stage with popular performer Peter Breinholt on Tuesday, November 7 at Johnny B's in Provo. Tickets are $5 and available at Johnny B's (177 West, 300 South, Provo). The show starts at 8 p.m.

Maren will be in Salt Lake to promote her album for just over two weeks, making ten concert appearances in about fourteen days, and doing press and radio tours. Another of her stops is an assembly at a junior high school in Bountiful, where she will play some of her songs on acoustic guitar and talk to the students about setting goals and working hard.

An active member of the LDS Church, Maren is being touted as the next Sarah McLachlan. Her edgier style and guitar-driven songs have already found some success on Salt Lake radio. The first single of off Waiting, called "Sarah," became the first ever 5-time champion of "Mike Lindsay's Death Match" on Salt Lake's KENZ 107.5 the End. The popular program relies on listeners to call in and vote for their favorite between two new songs. "Sarah" beat new singles by such popular national artists as Radiohead and Lenny Kravitz. (Contrary to popular belief, the catchy song is not about fellow Canadian Sarah McLachlan.)

Another of Maren's songs was featured on the television show "Felicity." "Just Like You" was played during the November 1 episode. Watch for more about Maren coming soon on

Maren Ord Upcoming Concerts and Appearances:
Concert Location Guests Date
Julie de Azevedo Orem Institute of Religion at UVSC With special guest, Maren OrdFriday, November 3; 7:00 p.m. (private event)
Peter Breinholt Austad Weber State in Ogden With special guest, Maren OrdSaturday, November 4; 7:30 p.m.
Maren Ord and Peter BreinholtJohnny B's in Provo   Tuesday, November 7; 8:00 p.m.
Maren Ord Friday Forum U of U Institute of Religion   Friday, November 10; 10:45 a.m. (private event)
Maren Ord SLCC South City Campus Institute of Religion  Friday, November 10; 7:00 p.m. (private event)
Colors Eccles Theater, Logan With special guest, Maren OrdSaturday, November 11; 7:00 p.m.
Maren Ord College of Eastern Utah, Price   Tuesday, November 14; 7:00 p.m. (private event)
School Assembly Setting GoalsMueller Park Jr. High, Bountiful   Thursday, November 15; 1:45 p.m.
Maren Ord Friday Forum Idaho State University Institute of Religion, Pocatello, Idaho Friday, November 17; 11:30 a.m. (private event)


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