Singer, songwriter, producer Maryellen McCabe creates mythic,
melodic, acoustic art rock that speaks of universal love, spiritual
awareness, service to others and social responsibility. Her music
and producing work has earned her grants from GTE, The Alton Jones
Foundation, Connamara Foundation, The Francis Dewing Foundation
and Inmark Computer Corporation. As a student she received the University
of Texas Outstanding Performer Award presented by Gerald Freedman
of the Joseph Papp Shakespeare Public Theatre.
the past several years Ms. McCabe has brought to New York City metropolitan
area colleges, high schools, conferences, environmental events and
spiritual centers two multi-media shows called Destiny
of America and Heroes and Heroines.
These programs feature original songs written and performed by Ms.
McCabe and her band Phoenix Rising against a background of slides,
monologues and sign-language dance depicting the achievements of
great men and women who have devoted their lives to serving the
common good. Commenting on her program, former Governor Cuomo stated:
"Heroes and Heroines is helping to
promote a better understanding of integrity, courage and service.
I salute Maryellen McCabe for her creativity and vision."
In addition to creating the Heroes and Heroines program, Ms. McCabe
has performed her songs in New York City clubs for over a decade,
including the 1998 49th Anniversary for the Declaration of Human
Rights at the Hard Rock Cafe. Her music video Mother
Teresa has been featured on VH1's New
Vision Show. The Gannett Newspapers have described
her work as "great rock music with a great message." Jon
Kalish of National Public Radio commented: "Maryellen McCabe's
songwriting is unique, important and exceptional." Bob Fass
of WBAI has said: "Maryellen McCabe is a rare treat."
Rei Uyeyama of Canadian Broadcasting Company has reported: "Maryellen
McCabe is a visionary renaissance woman whose multi-faceted talents
are inspiring." Patti Rose, contributing journalist to Rockbill
and Musician Magazine, has called McCabe's triple octave voice "intense,
inspired and powerful." The musicians featured in her work
are all accomplished studio players whose album and appearance credits
include Joan Osborne, Bob Dylan, Indigo Girls, The Chieftains, Psychedelic
Furs, Judy Collins, Gary Moore, Paul Winter, Tracy Chapman, Joe
Cocker, WHAM, John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana and Bill Frizell to
name but a few.
In addition to her creative artistic talents, Ms. McCabe has created
and produced the programs for such major conferences as: The Sacred
in the Arts, Cathedral of St. John The Divine; the highly acclaimed
concert featuring Kitaro, The Loseling Tibetan Monks and Voices
of Tuva as a benefit for the International Campaign for Tibet; Awakening
the Soul Music and Healing Conference, OMEGA Institute; Women of
Vision Leadership Conference and she is currently working on a video
series based on her Heroes and Heroines: Destiny of
America musical, with Time Line Video Production.
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