Open the Door Softly
Maria has an achy, honest voice, equally at home with Celtic, Old-timey Appalachian folksong, blues and jazz genres, with old songs and original songs (ready to become standards) about life, love (mostly lost), hope, the wonder of babies, and 'Mom's Apple Pie'. Born in Oklahoma, seasoned in British folk clubs, winner of vocal awards from the Austin Friends of Traditional Music and the San Antonio Feis: 'Larson has been around long enough to not only know plenty about the genre but to do it up right. On the 17-cut disc Larson serves up a healthy dose of original folk from the classic mold as well as a traditional work song and some Celtic flair for good measure. Larson's folk is peaceful, heartfelt and real.'--San Antonio Express-News. '...the wonder of listening to Maria Larson sing songs I could experience. She helped me rediscover wonder. I think I love Maria, perhaps it's her songs'--LA Monitor.