Welcome to the all-new Maria Sangiolo website! We have collected historic photos, reviews, videos and a new blog for news and posts about my prose, song writing and nature hiking.
My friends Laura Tedeschi at T2 Creative and Kyle and Mary Ann Dostaler at MAD Communications created this WordPress site for me and after much hard work and months of planning, it is complete!
You can visit the site for my concert calendar, blog posts and to order and download my music, for both adults, children, and their families.
We are releasing two new recordings this fall, October Nights LIVE and Songs of the Wood EP. Both recordings are only available digitally for downloads from cdbaby.com and here on my site. If you wish to purchase download cards for gifts, you can contact me directly.
October Nights LIVE is a collection of songs from various shows from 2002 to 2009. These were the years when I was raising my daughters and had very little time for performing or writing. Most of the songs have never been released and some are from my CD, The Way We Live. They were recorded LIVE at The Vanilla Bean Café here in Pomfret, CT and The Peeptoad Coffeehouse in Foster, RI. There are two cuts that were also recorded at MIT Lincoln Labs during a lunchtime concert that my uncle hired me to present in Lexington, MA.
Songs of the Wood EP is a five-song collection written during my Artist in Residency stay at the Edwin Way Teale Memorial Sanctuary, a CT Audubon property, in August of 2016. Edwin Way Teale was a naturalist, writer, and photographer. He was the only naturalist to ever receive the Pulitzer Prize for one of his books. The songs are all true stories about friends of Edwin and Nellie Way Teale and depict their way of life, living in and around the natural world each day on the trails of their blessed home, Trail Wood in Hampton, CT.
Since my stay at Trail Wood, my life has been transformed and I continue to observe and write about the natural world. There are more songs coming which may turn this EP into a complete recording over time. The new songs will ultimately be released here digitally, as well.
My family CD, Fairy Moon – Songs of the Ring is out of print, but I do have download cards for purchase for that family recording. My other three family CDs are still available: Hello Moon, Under the Mystic Sea, and Maria and Friends – Planting Seeds. They make great gifts for the holidays and birthdays!
So welcome to my new website and enjoy seeing and hearing the history of my almost 30-year career as a singer/songwriter and children’s performer! I have been blessed by many friends, good health, and a beautiful family. Thank you for being part of my creative life.