As well as her own singing and playing, Maria is an enthusiast who loves to spread the word about her favourite music. From a very young age, Maria loved reading, and nursed a childhood ambition to be a writer (although rock & roll singer was also mentioned). After university, real life and a career in marketing intervened. During her time in the corporate world, Maria did as much writing as possible, honing her copywriting, editing and proofreading skills and developing an eye for good design.
Since getting involved in the roots music scene, Maria’s been putting these skills to use in the service of something she’s really passionate about, writing her own promotional copy, press releases and online content for True North Music as well as designing and building several of her own websites. Maria also designs the concert and tour posters and flyers for all her musician clients, and has established an attractive and recognisable visual brand for True North Music.
Maria writes regular reviews and articles for Folk Radio UK (one of the UK’s most popular and respected online resources, for folk music of all kinds) and also writes regularly for paper membership publications British Bluegrass News (magazine of the British Bluegrass Music Association) and Old Time News (journal of the Friends of American Old-Time Music & Dance). Maria also writes regular articles, reviews and interviews for her own websites and social media channels, and is a great advocate for the roots music scene as a whole. Many of her reviews and articles can be found in the blog pages here, and here are a couple of examples:
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