sorcha cribben-merrill

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill is a singer-songwriter hailing from Maine who composes stirring folk-blues-soul music. She sings in a sultry, jazzy voice of unexpected power. From haunting ballads to funk grooves, her songs unveil “a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes.” (Portland Phoenix)

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol

Hi Res Press Photo by Tricia Jamiol


‘Quiet’ is a lovely record for a long, meditative drive . . . Cribben-Merrill veers away from the Americana licks of her first two records and into jazzier, more subdued territory.

It’s refreshing to hear a record devoted to her tranquil side - it only underscores the crazy range of one of Maine’s most versatile troubadours. And there’s nothing quiet about that.
— Downeast Magazine

This hard-touring solo (sometimes duo) artist . . . with brilliant virtuosity . . . already slayed at the State Theatre last year, and now she’ll conquer our hearts again on a smaller stage that will surely highlight this musician’s dedication and unexpected vocal power.
— Portland Phoenix

She’s helped write lullabies for teen, homeless and incarcerated parents to help them bond with their children. She helped develop a music and literacy program at the children’s museum and theatre of Maine. And she’s worked with kids who have seen incredibly difficult times to tell their stories through music.
— "207" WCSH-6 TV, Maine

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill is a staple of the Maine music scene.
— Holly Nunan, Factory Portland

Sorcha displays some serious bravado . . . impressive range . . . she travels all over the musical spectrum and unveils a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability delivered with an enjoyable and consistent aesthetic . . . witty verses and smart rhymes.
— Portland Phoenix

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill is a singer-writer who fronts Sorcha & The Clearing. Her voice is downright beautiful and smooth and her songs pack a world of punch.
— Aimsel Ponti, Face The Music Blog (MaineToday)

Groovin’ guitar playing and luminous voice.
— Portland Press Herald

Strong vocal rhythms and spicy stage presence.
— Good Times Magazine

Connor Garvey and Sorcha Cribben-Merrill’s harmonies were lovely . . . with their wide range of musical stylings.

The whole night was like sitting around a campfire in their backyard. It all felt wonderfully personal. What a treat to see you both play!
— Bree, WhatBreeSees.com
 

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