Song Premiere: Maria Shiel “Calling Me Back” (feat. Steve Wickham from the Waterboys)

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Americana Highways presents this premiere of Maria Shiel’s song “Calling Me Back” (featuring Steve Wickham from the Waterboys) from her forthcoming album Fire in the Sea, available November 27.  Fire in the Sea was produced by Maria Shiel and Cesar Benzoni; engineered by Chris Crehan; mixed by Cesar Benzoni and Mark Hallman (Tracks 2, 3); and mastered by Mark Hallman.

“Calling Me Back” is Maria Shiel on guitar and vocals; Cesar Benzoni on acoustic guitar and vocals; Richie Dietrich on drums; Fergus Packman on bass; and Steve Wickham on fiddle.  With opening echoes from John Denver’s “Country Roads,” Maria Shiel’s winsome vocal tones and the added glee of Steve Wickham’s fiddle draw you in to a happy nostalgia at just the right time.  Turn it up and transport back home when you can’t be there.

“Calling Me Back” is the lead song from the Irish americana album from Maria Shiel. An upbeat, feel good tune for these times, it is the story of finding one’s home in this world no matter where it is or how long it takes. During these times of displacement, this sentiment has never been more prevalent. It is not until you are without an anchor for an indefinite period that you really start to question what ‘home’ is. — Maria Shiel

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