Mara's first stage
performance , singing Coal
Miner's Daughter at
Bloomfield Hills, MI Fox
Hills Elementary School
Mara's appearance at the
legendary and historic Bluebird
Cafe in Nashville TN
From Blue Valley
North in Overland
Park , Kansas
Liner photo from Mara's
CD , Soulshine
This new CD, SOULSHINE is from the youthful and sensational MARA..... Music is Mara's
soul and her life, as she has been performing since age 8.
Born Mara Catherine Papalas in Cleveland, Ohio ,she has lived all over the US in her
short lifetime: Ohio (Cleveland, Toledo), Michigan (Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield,
Detroit), Kansas ( Overland Park ), Iowa,( Iowa City ) Tennessee (Nashville), Florida (
under many trees and in many tents and woods as well as on beaches throughout "her
sunshine state", Colorado Springs, Colorado and California (Hollywood, Palm Desert. )
Her roots and style of preference is varied. Her music reflects that diverse upbringing as
well as her life experiences and values. Mara has performed all across the United States
during sporadic motor explorations and even throughout Europe during her 2000 travels
( The CD back cover and liner notes feature photographs from that period of her life and
growth), This unique offering of 11 tracks has something for everyone as it displays
varying styles and genres.
This young singer /songwriter ,who lives and loves life the way many would love to have
the opportunity, has written or co- written each tune. Through her music and verse, she
lets the listener into the many different sides of Mara.
Her style has been compared frequently and diversely as being similar to Janis Joplin,
Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt and more. Both her style and vocals
are equally "at home" when performing songs reminiscent of the Beatles ( Raindrop) ,
club music (Frequency) which displays her passionate sensuality , alternative rock (Run),
contemporary pop (Energy), edgy alternative (Jungle), a hint of country (Stay) energetic
contemporary rock (Sun Up),comical novelty tunes with a touch of Blue Grass ( Sorry Mr.
Bob), "Bad Girl" Rock (Turn it up) as well as the more subdued, tranquil and inspirational,
happy and loving soul blessed with inner peace, as is reflected in (Free Space) and
Her music reflects her life...and oddly enough, the last song (Ocean) was written as she
was waiting for emergency road service after she had her car keys swept away by the
ocean waves. Most of us would have been frantic.....but NOT MARA. She kicked back
and enjoyed the beauty of the setting, appreciating where she was and enjoyed the
moment as she penned the last song of her album. Now that is how to relax and remain
stress free. Mara knows the secret to being happy and relaxed!!! Hopefully , you too will
share some of the peacefulness that she experiences when you too kick back and relax
as you experience this young and phenomenal MARA on her very first CD. (Produced by
Nashville's Andra Butler of Simply Miraculous Music (BMI).
To schedule a performance or a CD signing party please contact
Lpapalas@peoplepc.com of C.A.S.A de louis, Inc
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