Maddi O'Brien

Wandering Folk Musician

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Hailing from the hills of Eastern NSW, Australia, travelling troubadour Maddi O’Brien sings ambient folk and melodious lover blues with a warbling bush twist. Her sultry words of poetry come to life as if your own distant memories.

Leaving Australia with a one-way ticket in her early 20s, she quickly fell into a life of adventure and vagabondage, traversing across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for several years with eccentric folk from all walks of life. She busked on the streets of the Northern Hemisphere both solo and with other nomadic travellers from the laneways of Northern Italy to the footbridges of South Portugal, to the railway stations of Berlin and the esplanades of Istanbul, learning local folk songs as well as the ballads of the gypsies along the way. Most recently she has toured the East Coast of Australia, playing concerts and facilitating empowering vocal workshops from Cygnet Town Hall in Tasmania all the way to Yungaburra Folk Festival in Far North Queensland.

The singer/songwriter has recently debuted her independent album “Deprivation Blues,” a 9-track collection of intimate, husky lullabies that shimmer with dreamy nostalgia, exploring themes from mental health to unrequited love & loss woven with vulnerable lyricism so raw it feels as if a disclosure of secrets, reflecting her own authentic underground.

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