Wilby with Billy Basement and Idwelle
From the suburbs of Philadelphia, songwriter and performer Maria Crawford has been paving her way in the Nashville independent music scene since 2014. Formerly known as the folk artist Mar, Crawford released her debut EP “Translucent Beauty” in June 2021. Wilby is the latest indie-rock project of songwriter and performer, Maria Crawford.
Wilby is an incisive and crafty songsmith. Taking inspiration from Sheryl Crow, Mazzy Star, and The Cranberries, Crawford seeks to embrace vulnerability while maintaining a sense of levity within her work. Her lyrics are an astute look into the human desire to be heard, the struggles of coming of age and the tongue-in-cheek sarcasm needed to survive it.
Wilby has been featured in Wild Honey Pie’s Top 100 songs of 2020, Nashville’s Lightning 100 as DJ Pick of the week, and in Atwood Magazine’s Artist to Watch. Wilby’s sophomore EP will be released in 2022.