**Meant to Be includes Great American Songwriting Contest Honor Award winner "About the War."
MARE WAKEFIELD HIGHLIGHTS
**Mare's skill as a performer and songwriter has been recognized by many prestigious songwriting competitions including:
International Songwriting Competition
Great American Song Contest
River Bluff Music Festival
Willamette Valley Folk Fest
Berklee College of Music Songwriting Competition
**Mare had an album of children's music on the 2009 GRAMMY ballot.
**Mare and touring partner Nomad Ovunc are both recognized by Martin Guitars as Martin Preferred Artists.
**Latest album "Ironwood" featured in Starbucks Coffee shops across the country.
**"Ironwood" was the highest debuting new album on the AMA charts for the week of July 15, 2008.
**Recent television appearances include “Inside Music Row” (Nashville, TN), “The Set” (St. Louis, MO) and “The Tim Qualls Show,” (Wilmington, DE).
MARE WAKEFIELD PRESS
"Oregon cafes, small Texas towns and twangy Nashville rolled into one" ~ Cranky Crow
"Simply Amazing" ~ Skope Magazine
“Musically sophisticated, weaving elements of jazz and bluegrass into her compositions. Don't pass up the opportunity to see her perform.” ~ San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Cozy brilliance ... Could she be the merger of Maria McKee, Natalie Merchant, Shawn Colvin and Dolly Parton?" ~ Michelle Manker, Louisville Eccentric Observer
“A rootsy, singer/songwriter collection from one of the best we've heard. Four Stars!” ~ Maverick Magazine, UK
"Every star in the sky will shine for you; every dreamer that died survives in you.” In the refrain of Ironwood opener “Enjoy the View,” Mare Wakefield might just be singing about herself. The girl from Southeast Texas went from playing Oregon coffee shops to headlining major Northwest festivals before a songwriting scholarship brought her to Boston’s Berklee College of Music which boasts alums such as Gillian Welch and Aimee Mann (two of many artists that Mare has been compared to). Currently based in Nashville, Mare--pronounced Mary--continues her upward trajectory by co-writing with hit songwriters and burning up the highways with her fourth studio album in tow.
Gearing up for a season full of travel, including a 5-week European tour, Mare and pianist/guitarist/husband Nomad Ovunc hit the highways to bring their music to a town near you. Check marewakefield.com for more tour info.
* * * * * * shared stages * * * * * *
Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, Eliza Gilkyson, Patty Larkin, Peter Mulvey, Erin McKeown, Laura Love and more
* * * * * * notable venues * * * * * *
Bluebird Cafe -- Nashville, TN
Tin Angel -- Philadelphia, PA
Eddie's Attic -- Atlanta, GA
Club Passim -- Cambridge, MA
The Mint -- Los Angeles, CA
Mississippi Studios -- Portland, OR
Rockwood Music Hall -- NYC, NY
The Knitting Factory -- NYC, NY
World Cafe -- Philadelphia, PA
Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour -- Lexington, KY