One of the most evocative performers of clawhammer (drop-thumb) banjo in the modern age, Maria brings subtle sophistication to this ancient technique. . . What makes this recording such a standout is the consistently high level of musicianship on every track. . . Roots music fans have much to celebrate with this CD. This is roots music, indeed, and Celebration proves that roots can grow beautiful blooms.
--- Amy Tuttle
Secretary, Founding Board of Directors, Long Island Music Hall of Fame, Honorary Board, Folk Music Society of Huntington
|CD & radio appearance Review Dec 10, 2009
Maria’s new CD "Celebration" is a wonderful mix of old time music and more modern songs played in the old time style. The original title track shows that it is possible to write a good old time song these days. The song selection, performance and recording production are all top notch and I'll be playing the CD regularly on my show for some time.
--- Buddy Merriam, Backroads Bluegrass, Blue Grass Time, WUSB-fm