On thoughtsofjustafan, we love to share good music, and this post is about a singer songwriter I think you’ll love, Maria Silker. Liverpool based, Maria’s sound is strongly influenced by that city, as well as by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Bob Dylan.
Maria started singing and playing guitar through her local church and then went onto play at folk venues across the North West, sharing the stage with The Dubliners, Planxty, Christie Moore and The Spinners. Real life intervened for a while and it was whilst working in London that Maria started to seriously pursue music again. She began writing her own material, influenced by Allan Taylor, Clive Gregson and Mike Silver before being encouraged to record her debut album, Tearing at the Surface (click here to see the album in iTunes). The experience afforded Maria the chance to work with producer Gareth Young (Sugar Babes, Dannii Minogue) and leading pedal steel guitarist, Melvin Duffy.
The result is a smooth blend of country, folk and jazz:
I’m proud to say that Maria is a friend of mine – click here to find out more.
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