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Though she’s only 22, singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan has already been likened to “a wizened old soul.” She first began playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 15, and honed her guitar and vocal skills during a yearlong, weekly residency at a pub in St. Andrews, Scotland. Back to the states, MaryLeigh has played everywhere from intimate cafes to festivals, sharing the stage with Sean Rowe, Jill Sobule, Chic Gamine, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Willie Alexander (the Velvet Underground) and many others.
Named the Capital Region’s ”Best Female Singer-Songwriter” by Metroland in 2012, Roohan’s style shifts seamlessly from sunny indie pop to sultry jazz crooning to heartfelt Americana reminiscent of Neko Case, with influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Etta James.
Whether it’s her dynamic and passionate performances, or her poignant and honest songwriting, this sentiment has been expressed throughout Roohan’s nascent career. With a style that shifts seamlessly from sunny indie pop to heartfelt Americana and a stage presence that’s full of dynamic soul, she’s an entrancing presence who is making waves.
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“A strong, smart songwriter with a lovely voice, Roohan might be a heartbreaker with a song as well, but you still won’t be able to resist Skin and Bone” – David Malachowsi, Times Union