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Deidre McCalla is a singer-songwriter-guitarist. This African American mother, lesbian, feminist has been performing for close to 50 years and been in the forefront of the growing number of Black musicians reconfiguring perceptions of how Black folk do folk.

McCalla came of age in the fiery blaze of NYC’s folk heyday. Her first album was released when she was 19 and a student at Vassar College. She is a much beloved performer in both folk and women’s music circles.

With five independent albums to her credit McCalla has touched audiences from Maine to Maui. Her most recent release “Endless Grace” was one of the top 10 folk albums of 2022 in Rhythms Magazine and her song “Shoulder to the Wheel” was winner of the 19th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards for Best Folk/Americana/Roots Song.

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