Maria Wallace is a singer, songwriter and musician based in Yorkshire, in the north of England. She plays both original and traditional music – folk, bluegrass and Americana with influences from rock, blues and old time Appalachian fiddle tunes. Maria performs regularly with her six-piece bluegrass/Americana band The Reckless Abandoners as well as occasional collaborations with other musician friends.
Maria is also a grassroots music promoter and booking agent under the True North Music banner. She puts on gigs by some of the best bluegrass, Americana and folk artists from the USA and UK, in various venues across Yorkshire, as well as booking full UK tours for several artists. Maria is well connected on the bluegrass and folk scene and has hosted fantastic concerts by The Railsplitters, Front Country, Rob Block & Sierra Hull, Jaywalkers, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Anna & Elizabeth and The April Verch Band to name just a few.
In addition to her songwriting, Maria also writes regular articles, reviews, interviews and previews for her own websites and for various roots music publications (British Bluegrass News, Old Time News) and websites including Folk Radio UK.
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