MP3 Maria Butterly - It's Just Me
CELTIC meets COUNTRY.. A Unique combination of Acoustic Folk music.
"Maria''s eclectic Folk/rock original songs are giving her a well deserved reputation for being one of the bright new stars in the world of Irish Music." (Irish News & Entertainment)
7 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: Celtic New Age, FOLK: Traditional Folk
This small but mighty Irish singer/songwriter is a Celtic tour-de-force when she takes the stage. Maria is the youngest of seven children who grew up in a small town outside of Dublin. She has credited her early inspiration for music as coming from a result of her father''s affection for Irish whiskey. As a means of escape, young Maria taught herself to play various instruments including: the guitar, viola, mandolin and piano. "Music saved me, it was my release and gave me sanity," said Butterly.
Coming from a humble childhood which was bereft of any luxuries such as music lessons. The aggressive and determined young lass set her sights on America the land of opportunity. She first visited New York and then traveled on to Nashville where she had a chance to study
the craft of songwriting through various classes and workshops. She also had the opportunity to perform in Music City enabling her to further develop her artistry in the process. Eventually she made her way to the West Coast where she now resides in LA. She has her first publishing deal w/ Kostas Lazarides (grammy winner)in Nashville.
Butterly continues to make a name for herself in the ever increasing competitive musical landscape. She is currently in the studio working on a new CD which will be a combination of Celtic with a little country. Her acoustic album "It''s Just Me" which features seven tracks that Butterly self arranged, performed and produced. Butterly has also been building a steady fan base of devotees over the years who became enraptured with her spirit, charm and
wit which shines through her performances.
While Butterly is busy multi-tasking instrumentally playing guitar, mandolin, whistles and singing, she is also competently backed by her band including YT (Yukihide Takiyama) on bass, who recently put out his own solo bass album.
Butterly recently performed at the Angelica Huston Gala Event, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this year, she is an award winner of: New York International Film and Music
Festival for - BEST IRISH FOLK BAND AWARD!
Maria has performed in the following clubs - House of Blues, The Roxy, The Troubadour, New York''s oldest rock club, The Mercury Lounge, Nashville''s Bluebird Café and Nine Fine-Irishmen at the NY NY Hotel in Las Vegas. She also performs at theater concert venues ie. El Camino College theatre (1500 seater) and large outdoor festivals.
Check out Maria''s xmas single just released on CD Baby O''HOLY NIGHT, a unique Celtic version!