Maria Wallace has been successfully promoting concerts under the True North Music banner since early 2015. Based in Yorkshire (in the north of England) True North Music specialises in Americana, bluegrass, old time, folk & roots. Over the past three years we have hosted a range of excellent artists from the USA, UK and Canada, including Front Country, the April Verch Band, Sierra Hull, Jaywalkers, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Anna & Elizabeth, Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards and Foghorn Stringband to name just a few. Visit our concert promotion site here for more details on upcoming gigs in the Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Sheffield areas. Maria is proud to have won the Outstanding Promoter award at the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards in October 2017!
With a professional background in marketing and communications, Maria has been active in the bluegrass, old time and folk music community in the UK for many years – as a singer, songwriter, old time fiddle and banjo player, shape note singer, and as a fan and follower of the music. She also writes reviews, articles and interviews for her own blogs and for online and print publications including ukbluegrass.com, Folk Radio UK, British Bluegrass News and Old Time News. Maria is passionate about the music and has spent years on the scene listening, playing, learning, writing about it and supporting it as a fan and participant. The relationships she has built along the way are now helping True North Music bring the very best roots music artists to Yorkshire and the rest of the UK.