Margo B Smith
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Margo B Smith

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Reviewer: Margie
Margo B. Smith's CD is awesome! From inspiring, understandable and thought provoking, God provoking lyrics, to musical accompaniment and background vocals to bring tears to your eyes. I gave copies to several friends for Christmas and they all really loved it. The messages really speak to today's seekers of how to live in today's crazy but wonderful world.

Reviewer: Hardy
Margo continues to write and perform inspiring and inspirational music. Truly a fantastic cd to listen and reflect on.


Reviewer: Barbara Melanson
I have many dozens of CD's. Because You Love Me surpasses them all. It touches the heart and moves the emotions through both the music and the words. The most obvious quality about it is that the words are relevant to everyone's life. It is an intimate expression of our deepest needs in a joyful, uplifting, endearing, comforting, encouraging, most singable work.

Reviewer: Joan
Since I bought this CD I play it at least once a day and it never fails to lift my spirits and get my feet moving. I especially enjoy the variety of musical styles employed with sometimes surprising and always delightful results. I also enjoyed the variety of artists whose voices sound in joyous sync with the mood of each song. My experience has been that when people hear Because You Love Me they want to own it. Buy it-you'll love it!

Reviewer: Gary Gersin
It has been a great year for Christian music and Margo's CD "Because You Love Me" is one of the Best Inspirational CD's of the year!!!

Reviewer: Terry
I have turned off my car radio and have only listened to this CD for the past 3 weeks! It is so uplifting and the songwriter has done an amazing job of touching all of the listeners! I am recommending it to everyone I know. My favorite is Handmaid of the Lord! What a great duet!

Reviewer: Nancy Krebs
If you like contemporary Christian music, you will like Margo B. Smith's new CD Because You Love Me. It's full of beautiful songs that she penned, and has invited other singers to sing as well as providing her own vocals. It's a very strong collection enhanced by the wonderful musical talents of Michael Salacuse, John Grant and others. I personally have worked with Michael, and know him to be awesome! So, get this CD! Nancy Krebs < www.nancykrebs.com

Reviewer: Lynne
As a kindergarten teacher, my day is very hectic! I put the CD on my computer and play the songs while I have planning time - it is very enjoyable and uplifting to listen to. I have recommended to others. Well done!

Reviewer: Flo
I enjoyed this cd so much. It has inspired my husband and my life greatly. Thank you so much. I would recommend this cd of inspiration to everyone.

Reviewer: Rob
For an uplifting and enjoyable music experience this is the CD I enjoy the most.
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"DJ Reviews"

Because You Love Me CD
"This is a great CD...we use it on-air a lot."
Chris Conkright - WMST-AM

"Your album title says it all!!! Because I love you and your sound!!! Keep the music coming."
Paul van Kulk - Radio 0162 Dongen

Because You Love Me CD--
"Beautifully presented. Easy listening, enjoyable and refreshing. Reflective. Loved the simplicity-was not overwhelmed with other instruments. Vocals were great. Thank you."
Mrs J Jolley - 3BBR FM

"Just so delighted with the style. This album is proof positive that even the most conservative of us can enjoy some quality and delightful sounds. Margo does a fantastic job on this album. Keep up the praises to our Awesome God."
Kent Thomas - KPAR Radio

"Margo has some very good songs on this disc, have just come back from the studio and another of her songs was part of tonight's playlist on the Evening Gospel Show."
Wyn Machon - Oamaru Heritage Radio

"Great lyrics that make you feel loved."
William Wilhelm Bedzrah - Sky Broadcasting Company LTD

"Thank you very much for your CD "Because You Love Me" which has had airplay in our sacred show "Joyful Sounds" and also pleasant listening "Sounds of West Gippsland" daily program. You have selected some great voices to back yours and your writing is getting a lot of comments from our listeners. Keep up the great work."
Geof Cartledge - West Gippsland Community Radio

"Extremely pleaseant cd. Was received well by listeners. Thank you. "
James McPhee-Radio Fremantle 107.9FM
- Radio Stations


"GrapeVine"

Sending Up a Prayer ...
is a hopeful collection that speaks of God in one’s daily life. Smith’s warm and pleasing voice is soothing to listen to. When I listen to this CD, it’s like she’s in the room with me, sharing her most intimate thoughts. I can feel the compassion she feels as she sings about the homeless woman living in a box, and the abused child huddled in a darkened room in the opening track, “If We Choose to Love.” I can sense the care of the friend taking care of her during an illness in “You Remind Me of Jesus.” And my heart instantly yearns for Jesus as Smith sings about “Spending Time Adoring You.” In “Your Love Will Never End,” included on the Catholic Music 2008 compilation, Smith describes a changing world to illustrate how our Lord’s love will never end. I appreciate the way she uses mundane references such as her “comfy couch and devoted dog,” things she is attached to, and things that will pass away, to illustrate how God’s love will always be there. These are small examples, but one that any person can relate to.

Sending Up a Prayer ...
is like cuddling up in your favorite bathrobe on a cold night with a bowl of your favorite comfort food. Through its quiet, warm and sensitive delivery, you are comforted and quietly challenged to live the life of the Gospel. - Susan Bailey


Discography

BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME

Margo’s song “Thank You, Lord” was included on Spirit Wing Records’ compilation CD, Catholic Music 2007, and placed in the Top 20 finalists
(Gospel/Christian category) of Unisong’s 11th annual International Songwriting Contest. Her song “Your Beloved” ranked in the Top 10 on
Broadjam’s Pop Religious category, and “Put You First” ranked in their Top 10 in the Jazz Religious category for several months. The song "Charity" has been included on Celebrate Radio's compilation CD titled Positively Music V.2.

SENDING UP A PRAYER

"Your Love Will Never End" has been included on Spirit Wings Records' compilation CD "Catholic Music 2008" and received an Honor Award in the 9th Annual Great American Song Contest. "Lord, Hear My Prayer," "Alleluia" and "Spending Time Adoring You" have all been voted into the Top Catholic Songs Top Ten lists and have received radio airplay.

ALLELUIA THROUGH IT ALL
Released May 2012

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On Sundays, when Margo’s father wasn’t up in the choir loft conducting, he’d sit downstairs with the family. Those seated nearby would hear lovely three-part harmony coming from Margo's family. The gift of music was generously shared and passed along to Margo from her very beginning. Born in Kansas, but raised in Baltimore, Margo is described as having a Midwestern wholesomeness and a lovely gentle voice that conveys a connection with the Lord that is genuine.

Margo began to play piano at the age of 6, and although it did not come as easily to her as it did to her sister, she still enjoyed playing. Later, Margo created songs in a different genre from the classical repertoire she was taught. In her teenage years while teaching herself guitar, she wrote
songs and was invited to share them at school and church functions. As Margo’s faith grew, she began to write songs about the Lord to share with others the joy of His goodness and love.

While attending Towson University, Margo studied voice and also received a degree in elementary education. Margo’s involvement in music continued as she taught piano, sang, and played keyboard in her church’s contemporary group. She wrote music for Baptisms, Confirmations, a church building dedication, anniversaries, and Holy Communion.

Margo prayed for the opportunity to sing and play keyboard in a contemporary Christian band as a music ministry to others. Another talented singer/songwriter, Bernie Antkowiak, prayed at the same time for a keyboard player for his Christian band. Within a few months, Margo and Bernie’s paths crossed, and their prayers were answered. Their band, PURE HEART FOR HIM, shared God’s message as they played for such venues as Christian coffee houses, prayer breakfasts, River Valley Ranch, Pro-Life events, fundraisers, healing services, Marriage Encounter events, and Reconciliation services. PURE HEART FOR HIM recorded the uplifting CD “Carry On,” which contains some of the songs they shared during their ministry.

In 2006, Margo released the cd, BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME, which includes the talents of a variety of instrumentalists and vocalists. The songs were borne of a desire to share God’s beautiful and personal love for each of us and to spread the Good News about Jesus and His teachings. This CD has brought peace and joy to listeners.

In 2007 Margo's cd, SENDING UP A PRAYER, was released. All of the songs on the CD are written and sung by Margo. There are soothing and upbeat styles. This inspirational CD is filled with song prayers of praise and thanksgiving and topics that include God's will, compassion and trust. Also, included is the song "Precious Unborn Child" which celebrates the beautiful gift of life of the baby in the womb.

ALLELUIA THROUGH IT ALL is Margo's most recent release.The songs were written as she was going through the experience of watching her father struggle with cancer and in the end, pass away to eternal life. This soothing CD shares a message of healing, hope and salvation through songs of joyful praise and comfort.

Contact Margo at Margo@MargoBSmith.com or visit her website at www.MargoBSmith.com