“Five Minutes With” Vancouver Folk Singer Marin Patenaude

Marin Patenaude is a Vancouver folk singer who recently released her third album entitled “Sex & Dying”. We got to speak with her to find out more about her work, influences and projects.

Marin Patenaude


Marin Patenaude


Journey Folk



# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Sex & Dying

Latest Single:

Sex & Dying

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Impossible to answer – but if someone had a knife to my throat and I had to pick, suppose I’d say The Beatles.

Favourite musician now:

Thom Yorke is a genius. Bonnie Raitt, Adrian Lenker and Big Thief

Guilty pleasure song:

I have no shame or guilt over listening to any music, ever. Long live Céline!

Live show ritual:

Scratch the setlist. Horse lips.

Favourite local musician:

Cole Schmidt

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

If you stay up late enough you get both.

Road or studio?

I need a new car

Any shows or albums coming up?

Listen to Sex & Dying, album released in January 2023. Spring tour around BC and summer show announcements.

Where can we follow you? 

Instagram | Facebook


Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Kissa Tanto

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Commercial. I’ve lived around The Drive on and off for 20 years. My dog knows where all the treats are and I know the names of everyone at Home Hardware.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Clark Park! The sunset view, sports when it snows, giant hemlock tree friends.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

The Heatley – always filled with familiar faces and great players. The Wise Hall – Simple, sounds great, sight lines all day for us shorter people.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Exile on Main St. for guitars, Highlife Records for vinyl.



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