Sufjan Stevens

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Sufjan Stevens Biography

Sufjan Stevens is an American born experimential indie-folk artist. Born in Detroit, Michigan on July 1st 1975 into a caring family - which is now strongly reflected in his lyrics - Sufjan started exploring music at a very young age and can play several instruments including the Guitar, Drums and the Banjo. His brother, Marzuki Stevens has featured on two of Sufjan Stevens albums.

Sufjan began his musical career in a series of bands including Marzuki and the Danielson Famile. He released his first solo Album, A Sun Came under the Asthmatic Kitty Records label while still at school. After finishing school, Sufjan Stevens moved to New York City where he composed his second album, Enjoy Your Rabbit, a collection of songs influenced by the animals of the Zodiac.

After these albums brought him some fame and recognition, Sufjan spoke of his new project, he was planning to make an album for each of the United States' 50 states. So far he has released the state-titled Michigan and Illinois albums in 2004 and 2005 respectively.

In 2006, Sufjan Stevens brought out Songs for Christmas, and aptly titled album with a collection of 5 CDs containing Christmas songs written by him and a selection of covers which he has been recording since 2001.

 

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