Maralyn was born in Anaheim, California. She was
the youngest of five children. When she was four, she moved from
the beaches of sunny California to a farm in the small town of
Ellington, NY. There, she developed a love for animals, specifically
horses and learned to appreciate the hardships of country life.
“We were poor. Winters were cold and our pipes would freeze.
I’d wake up to frost in the corners of my room.” She
learned the importance of hard work and persistence from her father,
love and independence from her mother. She started writing songs
at age seven. When she was twenty-one, she moved to Nashville,
TN. There, she captured a love for “the story and truth”
as it unfolds in a song. She pulls from her experiences, her soul
and from those around her as inspiration. Honesty and passion
are an important thread that runs in and around her words. “I
can’t perform background music. I want each song to step
up to the plate and drive the emotions into the hearts of those
Previous experience. Maralyn has played in Nashville, TN at the
Blue Bird Cafe, Broken Spoke Lounge and Douglas Corner. Locally,
Maralyn has played at the Tex Mex Grill, in Rosslyn, VA. St..
Elmo’s Coffee Pub in Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon
Ave. locations, JV’s Restaurant in Falls Church, VA, Clarendon
Grill, Arlington, VA and for private parties. Maralyn was one
of the top 3 finalists (out of 400+ submissions) for the “Shania
Twain” song contest and was aired on WMZQ, Washington, DC.
Recently achieved “Editor Picks” status at mp3.washingtonpost.com
with her songs “Silent Scars” and “Complete
Me”. Maralyn has recently moved to Huntsville Alabama and
will continue to pursue music career closer to Nashville.
You can listen to some of Maralyn's music at: