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Genre: Blues/R&B, Jazz

Website: http://mariamcneil.com


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Singer and songwriter, Maria McNeil, has been doing just that her entire life, even though her recent successes would suggest that she's a newcomer to the music scene. Her recently produced demo features original songs written over the past couple of years. Influenced by such artists as Carole King, Amel Larrieux and Sarah Vaughan , McNeil has created a unique style that is raw and orginial. She blends Jazz, R&B and other genres making a bouquet of all she has experienced. With songs such as "Get it Right," "What are we to do," and "Trust," McNeil says she doesn't try to force her lyrics. "I don't back away from a painful moment or a new idea," said McNeil. "I try to be honest with myself and let that come through in my work." Having performed in a growing number of clubs around Boston, McNeil already enjoys a fan base from her hometown in Chicago. Coming from an artistic family that encourages self-expression, McNeil is known for livening up parties and attracting friends and neighbors with impromptu performances. Since Graduating from Berklee College of Music– she has collaborated on a number of recordings, singing original songs of fellow students, as well as singing back-up. . All together McNeil's music shows a sense of depth and grace which people have been craving.