When asked to share the story of her musical evolution, Marlene writes, "It’s too painful to think back to pre-covid time. It was epic. I’ll leave it at that. The pandemic forced us to change the way we do things; in hindsight, it was a mixed blessing. Musicians discovered how to use live feeds and YouTube recordings to reach audiences. In Missoula, a musician friend launched Sequesterfest and I took it over last fall. The last one was March 20th (2021). We'll see what happens next in my musical journey.
Marlene Hutchins shares her talent for graphic art and marketing through her company Hutchins Free Range Creative. She performs regularly around Montana with her band Basses Covered. She has one son (Nathaniel) and a beloved bird, a cockatiel (Buck), and lots of friends, for whom she has made face masks.