Ever since she was a little girl, Mary Beth has been making things up. Making up songs, that is. Growing up in a musical family with her pianist mother and multi-instrumentalist sibllings, every child in the Abella household was forced kicking and screaming to piano lessons at an early age. The pay off is a melodic songwriting sensibility that compliments Mary Beth´s achingly beautiful, original voice.
Abella is the recipient of the Lionel Richie Songwriting Scholarship at UCLA, finalist in the Song of the Year contest, and a nominee of Westword Magazine’s Best of Denver. She has opened for acts such as Heart, Mates of State, and Juliana Hatfield. Her songs have been featured on MTV´s Real World/Road Rules, in indie films, shorts, and on Internet and college Radio stations across the country and around the world. She was also recently featured as the Wicked Woman of the Week artist on Bonaire's Ladies in Music radio show. She released two albums, ´´What Happened to the Girls?´´ (2002) and ´´Nice Girl´´ (2007) to critical acclaim. Both were produced by her brother, John Abella. An activist, social worker, and SGI Buddhist, the artist is currently working on a music video.
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