A Room Up for Rent
Mary Coppin 'Mary Coppin's voice has a magical quality, somewhere between Natalie Merchant and The Kinleys that cuts through the ordinary and can literally hush a noisy club. Her Pop/rock/folk songs take you on a journey from evocative questions to joyful answer', Chris Boardman, film composer, Mel Gibson's 'Payback'. Some Awards: 2006 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase Hillsdale, NY 2006 Winner Wildflower Music Festival Singer Songwriter Contest Richardson, TX 2006 People's Choice Award - Audience Voted at The Wildflower Music Festival Richarson, TX Orange County Music Awards Winner 'Best Out Of County' Orange County, CA Maxell Song Of The Year John Lennon Songwriting Contest for 'Would You Could You'!! (Top Winner out of over 30,000 entries) 1st Place Winner Telluride Troubadour Competition Telluride, CO UK Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Winner Folk/Country USA Songwriting Contest Third Place Overall Winner for 'A Room Up For Rent' (Out of over 31,000 entries) Some Of The Places She's Played: Main Stage at The Kerrville Folk Festival - Kerrville, TX The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival - Lyons, CO Winterfest Stage at The Winter Olympics - Salt Lake City, UT The Bluebird Cafe - Nashville, TN Opening for Natalie Merchant in front of 10,000 people - Telluride, CO Headlining at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center - Lancaster, CA Opening for Willie Nelson - Maui, HI EAT'M Music Conference Showcase - Las Vegas, NV SXSW Showcase - Austin, TX NAMM - Anaheim, CA & Nashville, TN SWRFA Official showcase Folk Alliance Austin, TX Who Loves Her Music: Chris Boardman - film composer, Mel Gibson's 'Payback' Hugh Prestwood - hit songwriter, Trisha Yearwood's 'The Song Remembers When' Kristy Jackson - hit songwriter, Reba McEntire's 'Take It Back' Rod Kennedy - the founder of The Kerrville Folk Festival Lowen and Navarro - Acoustic duo and hit songwriters, Pat Benatar's 'We Belong' As a writer, Mary has won numerous prestigious awards, including top Prize in both The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and The Telluride Troubadour Competition. She has had songs signed with publishers in both Los Angeles and Nashville and has three cuts on Australian artist, Max Merritt's upcoming CD. Her debut CD, 'A Room Up For Rent' was produced by Grammy nominated Jay Donnellan and received rave reviews in Billboard Magazine.