Performers at Blue Mountains Music Festival 2019
Marcia Howard (Canada)
Marcia is an award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and music educator who effortlessly transverses the worlds of folk, country, soul, and jazz. Her voice is distinctive and beautiful as witnessed on the Australian TV show, The Voice 2016, and has been the sound of Australian music for over thirty years.
Marcia is a hard-working music educator, encouraging vocalists and songwriters to ‘find their voice’, and working with many indigenous artists in the arts education space. Beyond her huge career as a contemporary singer-songwriter performing at venues across the world, Marcia's songs have featured on ABC TV series Seachange, and her song Sorry, recorded with Goanna in 1997, was performed at Parliament House with the release of the Bringing Them Home Report.
A Woman’s Heart -A decade on, features Marcia singing her song Poison Tree with Ireland's Mary Black. Her voice and songs are as powerful as ever as witnessed on her 2015 release, Nashville Sessions EP recorded in Nashville. Don’t miss witnessing this sensational musician live with her band performing songs from her latest album, Everything Reminds Me.
“I had the pleasure of performing live with my good friend Marcia Howard on many occasions both in Australia and Ireland. We also recorded her beautiful song Poison Tree together. This song was featured on the hugely successful album 'A Woman’s Heart - a decade on’ too much acclaim. Marcia has a unique voice that’s unmistakably her own and her passion for life and love shines through beautifully in her song writing. A strong woman of heart and mind - I’m proud to know her”. – Mary Black (Singer songwriter, Ireland).
"The word mastery comes to mind when listening to Marcia perform. Her songs are whole and beautifully crafted. She touches the essence of what it is to be open. She can soothe a troubled soul and remind the listener that no one is alone with their feelings. I know too that she stands as a woman of her ancestral country and a
custodian of the culture and wisdom of the land of her birth. Words are not enough to describe this soul... I love listening to Marcia sing. Listen and be carried”. – Liam O’Maonlai (Hot House Flowers, Ireland).