Maureen Toth
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Maureen Toth

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Americana Singer/Songwriter




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A fluffy mix of pop and rock, Toth will strike a chord with those who dig the work of Sara Bareilles, as her charming coffee house concoctions are warm and full of spice. -


Maureen Toth "Soldier" (2014) [single]
Maureen Toth "Little Girl" (2014 [single]
Maureen Toth Shine (2011) [album]



Illuminating from the inside is Shine, the breezy sophomore album by Los Angeles singer-songwriter Maureen Toth.

Produced by guitarist Bernie Larsen (Lucinda Williams, Melissa Etheridge, Rickie Lee Jones, Jackson Browne, El Rayo-X), Shine is a ten-track excursion down the highway of love, loss and edification in which Maureens ruminations enlighten subtle signposts of the universal human condition. 

Painting a delicate mood with a perpetually swaying ambiance brushing your face on a magnificent autumn day, Toths timbre echoes the soothing vocalizations of artists such as Beth Orton, Dido, Suzanne Vega and Beth Gibbons of Portishead.

Set against the cozy waft of lazy-day Americana wandering amidst lilting down tempo soundscapes, tracks such as Boy & Girl, Janes Song and Love Me Still unfold with a slow elegant amble that comforts ones consciousness. Its a leisurely gait that deftly permeates throughout to the final Caribbean-infused riddims of Lonely Shoes.

Let It Shine, is the albums first single/video and the defacto title track. Its a joyous celebration that Maureen originally anointed as Song To The Children as it is a gentle guide to embracing the beauty in each of us. Its chorus of Who you are, Is divine, Who you are, Let It Shine bustles with a foot stompin Hammond B3-driven undertow reminiscent of a Sunday morning Gospel revue.

Shine is dedicated to Patricia Toth, Maureens dearly beloved mother who passed away in 2008. She lovingly pays tribute to her beautiful angel in the mystically genteel Moms Song as her remembrance glistens and glows Forever.

Born and raised in Huntington Long Island, Toth attended Boston University where she studied voice and began to develop her range. After getting her degree, she relocated to the Bay Area, where she continued to pursue her musical interests for a few years, before transplanting to Los Angeles in 2000.

Once in L.A., she ingratiated herself into the citys vibrant singer-songwriter scene and met Larsen, whom, in addition to being a renowned touring guitarist and accomplished producer, is also a record label owner. The two began collaborating and in 2004, Larsens Spinout Records released Maureens debut album Deven Kay, an introspective journey with vocal accompaniment and songwriting contributions by fellow musician, Lora Kay Ball (the albums title is a union of their two middle names and a respectful acknowledgement of their longtime friendship).

The collaboration continues to Shine as Larsen plays all of the instruments on the new album while adding background vocals. Additionally, they continually perform together at select venues and house concerts around the country with Maureen also contributing background vocals for Larsens reggae outfit Cry On Cue.

Aside from her songwriters endeavors, Toth runs Eastern Talent, a successful talent agency in downtown L.A. that reps Editors, Directors of Photography, 1st Assistant Directors, Production Designers, Costume Designers and Composers whom have worked on full-length feature films including The Hangover Part II, Win Win, The Descendants, Final Destination 5 and Alice In Wonderland as well as TV shows such as Breaking Bad, CSI, Mad Men, Wilfred, Dexter and MTVs Teen Wolf.

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