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Mara Stepe

Mara is a California-born, Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and pianist with roots in classic and contemporary soul, neo-soul, R&B, folk, and jazz. With backgrounds in both classical and jazz theory and practice, her songs are often an eclectic combination of genres ranging from romantic European-folk waltzes to groovy, soulful ballads to epic, alternative-soul compositions. Her strongest musical influences include Erykah Badu, Fiona Apple, Radiohead, and Sarah Vaughan, and her sound can easily be described as a unique blend of those forces. [+]