Maia Sharp (Saturday, August 16, 2014)
Maia Sharp's songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Keb' Mo', The Dixie Chicks, Lisa Loeb, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Paul Carrack and many more. And her own performances are as strong as the songs. As noted by the New York Daily News, "Bonnie Raitt often covers Sharp's songs, and no wonder. She writes melodies wide enough to let singers show their range, with lyrics that cut to the bone. Here Sharp proves she has the goods to do all that on her own." And as Bonnie Raitt put it, "Maia is making some of the most innovative and soulful music around, with songs that are head and shoulders above the rest. She has become one of my favorite artists."
As you might guess from the quotes above, there's a lot of good press about Maia Sharp. We won't copy it all here, but check it out. Her albums (including "Hardly Glamour", "Maia Sharp", "Fine Upstanding Citizen", "Eve and the Red Delicious", "Echo and Change the Ending") have all been very well received.
For those of you not already familiar with Maia, we've put together a YouTube playlist for you of live and live-in-the-studio performances, plus an interview.