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MaryLeigh Roohan on South Park Green TONIGHT (9/1)

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Skidmore alum MaryLeigh Roohan ’13 will be playing a show tonight at 7:00 on South Park Green as part of first-year orientation. Described by David Malachowski of the Times Union as “A strong, smart songwriter with a lovely voice”  in his review of her 2013 album Skin & Bone, MaryLeigh might be one of the more talented singer-songwriters to come out of the Skidmore music scene in recent years.

Marry me.

Featuring an infectious brand of indie-folk/alternative-country, a memorable and powerful voice, and heartbreaking lyricism, MaryLeigh is sure to put on a fantastic show to help kick-off the fall semester in the best way possible, so stop by South Park Green and support an incredibly talented member of the Skidmore community. (In the case of rain, the show will be held at Falstaffs.)


Casino Blues Bash w/ Bo Peep, Maryleigh Roohan, and More

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Photo: Save Saratoga

Photo: Save Saratoga

So there’s been a lot of controversy around this town about plans to build a casino in downtown Saratoga. Save Saratoga is a “community-organized opposition group to the siting of a Las Vegas-style casino in the city of Saratoga Springs.” Save Saratoga doesn’t like casinos, they just like good music, and so, the nonprofit dedicating to maintain Saratoga’s thriving, artful, and old-time American small town vibes is putting on a show. Cosigned by Putnam Den, Save Saratoga Presents five local bands, including Skidmore’s own Bo Peep and The Funk Sheep, as well as alum Maryleigh Roohan to perform in support of our community’s fight against the casino.

The plan is to wear  RED to show your support. And give money. And buy things.

$10 cover ($5 with student ID)

Thursday, March 6th, 7pm at Putnam Den

MaryLeigh Roohan Releases Album, Plays Show, Kicks Ass

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013


MaryLeigh killing it with the seafoam green guitar!

I first met Saratoga native and Skidmore alumna MaryLeigh Roohan ’13 three years ago as a bright-eyed freshman when one of my “friends,” a senior girl who bought my friends and me booze every week, tried to work for a time as an artist manager and promoter.  She dragged me out to the Parting Glass over on Lake Ave to catch one of MaryLeigh’s sets with her band at the time, The Fauves.  I don’t remember being particularly impressed.  Sure, even then she belted killer vocals and played guitar pretty well, but her songs and arrangements never stuck with me.  We shook hands briefly after her set, and she walked away and out of my musical life for two years.

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MaryLeigh Releases New Single & She’s Still More Talented Than All of Us

Thursday, October 24th, 2013


Skidmore alumna and powerhouse singer-songwriter MaryLeigh Roohan recently released a single from her upcoming debut record, Skin & Bone, entitled “Coward.”  Offering an intimate look inside her music and songwriting, her signature voice still carries weight throughout the song.  Yet the rest of the arrangement possesses a rawness that peels back the layers of invincibility her massive vocals usually create.  Once inside, we see an even more emotional artist wrestling with the classic themes of love and loneliness.

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