Named one of Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s “Young Pittsburghers To Watch”, Maddie Georgi has been just that. Her latest EP Glory Bound is set to release on January 11, 2013 and as the title alludes, she has a very bright future ahead of her.
Her first EP Go was released in 2009. Among the six tracks was “Take My Hand,” her first original song that was inspired by her autistic brother, Jake. The song gained popularity throughout the autism community and motivated Maddie to continue writing and performing music.
Throughout 2009, the release of Go propelled Maddie to cross paths with Country Music Television (CMT) on several occasions. Competing in CMT’s Music City Madness competition, her song “Gone Away Again” took second place out of 60,000 entries. CMT liked Maddie’s voice so much; they used her voice for the theme song to one of their sitcom’s Working Class.
In 2010, Maddie participated in the New York Songwriter’s Circle, further showcasing her voice and song writing ability. Her song “Go” earned her second place and the opportunity to perform at The Bitter End, a bestowed music landmark nestled in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
No matter where her music carries her, Maddie is always deeply rooted in her family and hometown and is a regular on the Pittsburgh stages. Local performances include the Three Rivers Arts Festival; the Three Rivers Regatta, Light Up Night, First Night; and concerts at venues like Hartwood Acres, Stage AE, Club Café, Market Square, and the New Hazlett Theater. Maddie has also received rave reviews for her rendition of The National Anthem, which she has performed for Pittsburgh Panthers, Pirates, and Steeler games.
Her new EP Glory Bound is infused with the passion and soulful sounds like those of Maroon 5 or Adele. Influences such as KT Tunstall; Grace Potter; Stevie Nicks; and Carrie Underwood can also be recognized and appreciated throughout the EP. Glory Bound also features songs co-written by Maddie and Pittsburgh favorite, Bill Deasy, offering listeners songs that are thoughtfully-crafted and very relatable.
Although music is Maddie’s first love, she also remains committed to the importance of education and balances performing and the work of a full-time student with stride. A junior, studying Communications and Economics at Allegheny College, no matter where she is in her life, Maddie is bound to keep writing and performing with the hope that her music will always speak to the hearts and minds of her listeners.