Wil Maring | The Turning of a Century

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The Turning of a Century

by Wil Maring

"The worlds of bluegrass, acoustic country and folk music,. her singing is airy and gorgeous, her songwriting is rooted in timeless traditions." (Singout. Magazine) "A commanding acoustic concept that crosses musical genres."
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. The Turning of a Century
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2. Keeping Time with You
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3. Daisies and Poppies
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4. Reminds Me of Missouri
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5. One in the Great White Yonder
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6. A Dance to the St. Anne's Reel
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7. Love Doesn't Come So Easy
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8. Sunny Side of the Mountain
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9. The 28th of April
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10. Pardon Me
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11. Look for Me
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12. To the End of the Trail
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Album Notes
Nothing stays the same...We are all touched by the curses and blessings of change. From a change of mind, to a change of heart, to a change of place and plane, the well-crafted songs on Wil Maring's second solo CD "The Turning of a Century" examine this broad concept from its many angles, holding it up to the light, and digging deep into the heart.

A 1998 winner of Merlefest's "Chris Austin Songwriting Competition", Wil Maring continues stylistically with "The Turning of a Century" where she left off with her first well-received solo release, "An Ocean From Home", confidently teetering between the genres of bluegrass, country and folk, with dashes of old-time, Celtic, and even pop elements. The eleven originals and one bluegrass standard on this CD showcase her warm, intimate vocal style, the honest, heartfelt lyrics and penetrating melodies of her songs. These, along with the superbly supportive instrumental work, and immaculate production combine to create a pillowy acoustic world with no hard edges and no sharp corners- a comfortable world that the listener is hesitant to leave after the last song fades to silence.

"The Turning of a Century" unites some of Nashville's top acoustic players, including Stuart Duncan on fiddle and Rob Ickes on dobro, with past and present members of Wil's band Shady Mix. Wil and her musical partner, mandolinist and fiddler Mark Stoffel, founded Shady Mix back in 1989 in her southern Illinois hometown of Carbondale. In 1992 the couple relocated to Mark's homeland, Germany, found talented new "Shady Mixers" and have since been performing up to 120 concerts per year for audiences all over Europe, becoming one of Europe's top acoustic acts. In the autumn of this year, however, the winds of change will blow the couple back across the Atlantic to settle once again in Illinois. They will leave their European home behind, but not without leaving more than just a trace.

"I think Wil is one of the most talented singer/songwriters around… love her music." - Carl Jackson, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter/producer

"Wil is a talented, sensitive singer and writer, one of those rare individuals who lives her music and makes just the right choices when crafting it. She deserves a bigger audience. " - Tim Stafford, Grammy winner and founder of award-winning band Blue Highway, former member of Alison Krauss and Union Station



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Paul Berkowitz

Wil Maring
I stumbled onto Wil Maring's work after googling Brad Davis...one of her talented musical collaborators. All three of Wil's ablbums now in my collection are sensational...among my new favorites. Great song writing, a relaxed, natural singing style, and superb arrangements emphasizing maticulous guitar and mandolin accompaniment make for some of the most appealing acoustic music I've hear in a long time. I can't wait to catch her live. "Wil, come on down to southern Colorado!"

Pieter Rutten from Holland

A new star is coming to the front of the stage
To be honested i never heard of a lady singer called Wil Maring. But in the new releases list of CD Baby there were some key words, like country bluegrass lady singer songwriter. More than enough to trigger intrest. Listen to the samples i decided that this CD should be part of my collection. I just have one advice: ALSO A MUST for YOU !!
Thanks Wil. I can't wait for more !!