Maria’s been writing original songs since 2012 and they are influenced by her broad palette of musical influences (including folk, bluegrass, rock, Americana and Sacred Harp singing). Many of Maria’s songs focus on the eternal themes of love, loss and the search for home, as well as drawing inspiration from the powerful beauty of her north country surroundings, up in the hills of  Pennine Yorkshire. Some of Maria’s favourite songwriters include Sarah Jarosz, Cahalen Morrison, Gillian Welch, Joe Newberry, Melody Walker and Steve Earle.

Here’s a little clip of Maria jamming with Ben Winship and John Lowell, on her original song Come and Go With Me

You can listen to more of Maria’s original songs here: