-Dan Russel (Director of Newsound Concerts and Inside Out Soul Festival)
Maeve is a collaboration of three women artists - Courtney Reid, Rachel Taylor and Rollyn Zoubek - blending together their own distinct voices and styles to create a cohesive sound rich with harmony reminiscent of the Indigo Girls and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
Maeve was birthed in 2001 when a promoter friend suggested that the girls, who were all performing in different musical configurations at the time, collaborate for an evening at a venue just for fun. This performance led to additional collaboration both as performers and songwriters. The Boston-based trio then decided to take their music underground to try out their new songs and develop their unique sound alongside Boston commuters while busking in Harvard Square and at the Back Bay Train Station. One day while playing in the subway, the then-nameless band met a little girl named "Maeve" who danced to their music and dropped a dollar in the open guitar case. Thanks to this little angel, the band discovered its name.
Above ground, maeve continues to share their music in East Coast clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, festivals, churches and women's conferences. Maeve has shared the stage with Jars of Clay, Ollabelle, Brooks Williams, Nicole Nordeman, Sara Groves and Sam Phillips. Their singles "Sweet Abandon" and "Found a Love" have been highly requested for airplay on WERS Coffeehouse, Emerson College Radio.
Maeve has independently released four recordings and have worked with producers Phil Madeira (Buddy Miller), Don Chaffer (Waterdeep, Sara Groves), and most-recently with Grammy Award winning producer Charlie Peacock.