Marisa Ireland is no stranger to performing. In fact, she was the
youngest paid singer/dancer to ever perform in Nashville, Tennessee for Gaylord
Entertainment, having been featured in their "Country Christmas" and
"Easter in Song and Story" shows at the tender age of four. As she
continued to sing, dance and act in various venues in and around Nashville, she
was noticed by a Hollywood director who convinced her parents to make the move
to L.A. where she signed with Hervey-Grimes Talent Agency at the age of nine
and began a successful career as a child actor in film, television and national
commercials. All grown up now, Marisa has come full circle--a Tennessee girl
who has returned home to her roots and first love: music. Her voice has been
described by some in the industry as "country's version of Nora Jones with a Dolly Parton edge.” All
would agree she brings a unique, innovative style to the table.Co-writing with her mother, Patty
Parker Ireland, a long-time BMI songwriter, Marisa is also exploring various
styles and genres as a writer in her own right, having even ventured into the
realms of bossa nova and grunge. She says of her songwriting, "I try to
cover a lot of bases and see what works."
Marisa Ireland has been chosen for a private "fast track" audition to NBC's "The Voice." Break a leg, Marisa!
"[Marisa] tells a story like she is the story, and then gets it done with a beautiful voice set to some appealing country and rock that will get your toes tapping and your heart pumping. Her face is warm and sincere and all of her music is a direct reflection of what she emanates from within. This is one artist you simply should not pass up." --Keith Hannaleck, Founder, Muzikreviews.com.
Billy Block, The Billy Block Show: "The talented Marisa Ireland
has made an incredible Nashville debut! No doubt she will be back with
us at the Mercy Lounge soon!"
Reverbnation: "Marisa Ireland has been chosen as a Reverbnation featured Muzikreviews.com artist of the month for May, 2013!"
Reverbnation: "Marisa Ireland has been chosen as a featured Reverbnation Countryradio.com artist for May, 2013."
Sentinel:"As children, Marisa
and Patty Ireland had careers most adult musicians would envy. Now mother and
daughter are teaming up for a second act!"
SHOWS: Monday, Feb. 17th: WUTK "Indie Aisle" show. 8 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26th: "The Blue Plate Special" Show. Downtown Knoxville, TN. Visitor's Center. 12:00 noon. Friday, April 19th: The SHAREhouse, Knoxville, TN, 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24th: Two Old Hippies, 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN. 6:30 p.m. "The Billy Block Show: Singer-Songwriter Night." Saturday, June 8th: The Long Branch Saloon, Knoxville, Tn. Sunday, July 5th: Downtown Knoxville's "First Friday" event at the Cook Loft. Sunday, July 21st: Preservation Pub, Market Square, Knoxville, Tn. Tuesday, July 30th: The Pilot Light, The Old City, Knoxville, Tn. Sunday, September 22nd: 2:15 p.m., Theatre Bristol, Rhythm and Roots Festival, Bristol, Tn.
2/5/14: Though only a very few family and friends knew it since I was not allowed to publicize the news previously, I was contacted by the producers of NBC's "The Voice" to do a private "fast-track" audition which allows one to surpass the traditional open-call process. I have to say that this experience has been an amazing one. Thanks to McNulty Casting and "The Voice" for believing in me enough to afford me such a great opportunity.
1/8/14: Happy New Year, fans and friends! I'm looking forward to an exciting 2014 full of new musical and personal opportunities. I wish for each of you the very best of luck in all your endeavors.
9/19/13: Folks: Come out and hear me this coming Sunday, 9/22/13, at 2:15 p.m. at Bristol's amazing Rhythm and Roots Festival in Bristol, TN! I 'll be playing inside Theatre Bristol. I'll be debuting some brand, new tunes. Can't wait to see you there!
8/1/13: What an awesome summer! From playing at Knoxville's "First Friday" Cook Loft event to the Preservation Pub, it has been a busy time. The best news? I just learned I am playing at this fall's Rhythm and Roots Festival on Sunday, September 22nd! Can't wait!
May 4, 2013: This has been an amazing spring! From making my Nashville debut on "The Billy Block Show," to seeing Texas for the first time at Merlefest, the journey continues to be a wild and wonderful ride! Four new songs are in the works (music is already recorded--now for the vocals!), and I am continuing to write up a storm! Thanks, everyone, for your support and love out there!
Marisa Ireland makes her Nashville debut on "The Billy Block Show!"
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