About the Artist
From: Southern Maine, Maine United States
Website: Visit Marie Moreshead's Website
Twenty-two year old folk/pop songstress Marie Moreshead (pronounced more-shed) has established herself as one of the up-and-coming artists in Portland’s music community. With an acoustic guitar in hand, she has shared the stage with regionally and nationally touring acts including Ray LaMontagne, NeedToBreathe, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Rustic Overtones, Mark Erelli, Jason Spooner, and Pete Kilpatrick Band to name a few. The Portland Phoenix claimed, “Moreshead is a sparkling bauble of talent that’s hard not to keep peeking at.” In 2009, The Portland Press Herald named Marie as one of Portland’s Top Ten Artists to Watch, and Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Folk Festival selected her as Honorable Mention from over 700 applicants nation-wide.
In 2007, Marie signed with Roadside Manna Records to release “The Distraction E.P.”, an eclectic mix of original songs, and in August 2009 she independently released her second EP “Birdwatchers,” which the Portland Phoenix named the “Top EP of 2009.” The Maine Switch has called her music “aural comfort food, the equivalent of slipping on comfy pajamas before bed” and both of her CDs are available in-store and online through the New England based music chain Bull Moose Music. She is currently working on her next release, which is due out this summer.