When I first saw the Portland-based The Bylines at the Witzend, I just had to have them on the show. They are too good and too much fun to let go. The group - and I only saw the duo of Marianna Thielen and husband and keyboard artist Reece Marsahburn - bring big-band sounds to modern pop and can seamlessly transition between rock, blues, jazz, pop, classical whjile creating something totally unique, and most of all, fun, sound. Frontwoman Marianna Thielen, the face of the group, has a fabulous voice with classical range and and musical theater sensibilities. Her husband, Reece Marshburn, is a master of classical, jazz and pop piano, both backing Marianna, and stepping forward with uncanny skill and great joy. Depending on the project , they surround themselves with national level musicians who fill a venue with unique and infinitely enjoyable music. Marianna and Reece join us at Music Friday at 11:05 am 10.18.13.