Our Mission: To connect all women by providing a platform for storytelling and artistic expression, and a safe space to find commonality and community in our shared female experience.
The Songbird Festival is committed to reflecting the diversity and multicultural reality of the women's community in regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, physical ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We strive to reflect this diversity in the programming team, participants, performers, presenters and vendors.
We are committed to providing a platform for all women to share, express and connect around our shared experience.
We are committed to providing resources to partners, family and friends to help support all women and to break the cycle of trauma in the woman's experience.
We are committed to providing resources and support to all women by connecting them to impactful services in the area.
Laura Brino is a singer-songwriter and visual artist based in Annapolis, MD. Having spent her youth using the arts to heal and process the world around her, she is driven to tell stories through her music. Laura has released 5 original albums to date with her most recent album, No More Surprises being released in 2022, following the traumatic birth of her second child.
Laura is working on her 6th studio album currently which will be coming out in 2023. As a survivor of both sexual assault and birth trauma, Laura is committed to providing a platform for other women to come together and share their stories in order to heal, inspire and empower. The Songbird Festival encompasses the healing power of arts and community in uniting around a shared experience to help make change for future generations.
Danah Denice is a 26 year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Stevensville, MD. She’s been publicly playing music and creating visual art for the last seven years, with music as her sole source of income.
As a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault, her primary focus has been self-healing through both art and song, in addition to learning about and utilizing both Eastern and Western therapy modalities. Unfortunately, it has been very difficult for her to find affordable and effective care, and knows full well that the search can feel endless and disheartening. She firmly believes that ALL women — regardless of race, financial status, gender identity, etc. — deserve access to free and low-cost healing, which is why she has helped kickstart The Songbird Collective.
Jeanette Lynn is a voice teacher, studio session vocalist, performer, and songwriter originally from Baltimore, MD.
Her career as a vocalist and songwriter began in 1997, at the age of 16, under the mentorship and guidance of renowned Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer Skip Scarborough.
Beyond her 18-years-long career as a vocal coach, Jeanette has had the privilege of co-producing and songwriting with many local artists in Baltimore and Annapolis, MD.
Additionally, she is a sought-after and versatile studio session vocalist lending lead and background vocals to various projects for respected musicians and production studios in the local area and far beyond.
Jeanette is honored to serve the incredible music community of Annapolis as a board member of AMFM, the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians (am-fm.org). She is also the owner and founder of Mastery Music and Arts; an inclusive arts program that provides private music lessons and group art and music classes for children, teens, and adults with and without disabilities.
Meg Murray is an Annapolis based singer-songwriter who has worked with Grammy winning producers Timbaland (Justin Timberlake), John Alagia (John Mayer) and with Paul Reid Smith, she has performed with friend and mentor Eva Cassidy, and has sung on numerous national and regional commercials as well as national releases as a backup singer.
Meg is celebrating 30 years of performing as part of the award winning acoustic duo August West with Steve Lowe, and plays regularly with touring/session guitarist and former Non-Fiction bandmate Bryan Ewald, singer/songwriter Angie Miller, The Dan Haas Band, the Fleetwood Mac Tribute Second Hand News, and the Steely Dan Tribute Technicolor Motor Home.
Meg was a founding board member of AMFM, Inc. and served as Secretary for 11 years. She is a small business owner of the contracting company Reese Renovations, LLC, a former middle school teacher, a scout leader, and a community activist in Southern Anne Arundel County who has worked closely with the Deale Library, The Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families and the former community outreach group SoCoConnect.