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New duo CD now available

Purchase from Wil Maring directly and support the independent musician. She has recorded a new CD with Robert Bowlin, a duo CD, and it is now available. The CD contains original and classic songs, and Robert even does a little singing.

Go here to order: http://wilmaring.com/music.php


2009 Old Capitol Holiday Walk in Springfield, IL

St. John’s Hospital and Downtown Springfield, Inc., present the annual Old Capitol Holiday Walk, December 2, 3, 9, 16 and 23; from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.. Shop local and re-discover downtown this holiday season with your family and friends - stroll the festive streets of downtown Springfield and enjoy unique shopping and dining, creative window displays, free entertainment, horse-drawn trolley rides, lighted holiday tree, and Morning Star Reindeer Productions. To coincide with the Holiday Walk, a special performance, “Shopping and a Show” with Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin will be held December 9 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Club Room, at 7:30 p.m. Maring and Bowlin combine talents to create beautiful original acoustic bluegrass, folk, and country music. Tickets are $14.50 each and are available by calling the box office, 217-523-2787.

The Holiday Walk is presented by St. John’s Children’s Hospital in partnership with Downtown Springfield, Inc., City of Springfield, Mid West Family Broadcasting, King Technology, State Journal Register, Barb & LeGrand Malany, Myers Commercial Properties, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center, WSEC, Buraski Builders, Security Bank, Modern Mailing & Printing Services, Illinois Times, SpringfieldMoms.org, and Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

For more information and event updates, contact Downtown Springfield, Inc. at 217-544-1723 or visit www.downtownspringfield.org.

Live and local with Kevin Kelly

On the Wednesday, May 6, 2009 edition of “Live and Local,” Kevin Kelly talks talk with Wil Maring, award-winning singer, guitarist and songwriter, who will be in Urbana this weekend with guitarist Robert Bowlin for workshops and performances. Also, you’ll hear performances by the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra in advance of their spring concert and upcoming auditions. Listen to the show.

Leslie Lee and Steve Geretz record Wil Maring/Paul Craft tune, "I'll Be Better off Someday"

A New York based duo has recorded the Wil Maring tune, "I'll Be Better off Someday". Wil co-wrote it with Paul Craft, famous for writing Mark Chesnutt's "Brother Jukebox". The song was originally perforkmed by Wil on a Summervilla release.

Go to Leslie and Steve's MySpace to hear it!

New George Strait tribute record features Maring/Bowlin take on "I Ain't Her Cowboy Anymore"

Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin are featured on the new CMH Records release, "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls: Cowgirls Sing George Strait".

They perform two songs: "I Ain't Her Cowboy Anymore" and "The Cowboy Rides Away".

Buy it at Amazon.

Tour of the southeast ending as Maring/Bowlin head off to Memphis

Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin toured throughout the southeast in February 2008, starting in Chattanooga, TN, heading through Georgia, South Carolina, and various cities in Florida.

They have a performance at Islamorada Community Center and then they'll head off to Memphis from Feb 20 - 24th to play several showcases.

In March, they'll head off to northern Illinois and Wisconsin to perform several shows, including some radio tapings. More information is available on the Tour page and on the MySpace site.

The California tour has started!

Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin played to a packed house at Twang Cafe at Epic Arts Studios in Berkeley on November 4th. Opening the show were Jim Nunally and Keith Little.

Here's a photo, left to right, of Robert Bowlin, Wil Maring, and Dan Miller (Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor, on bass).

For more details on the California tour, check out this special page dedicated to it.

Some radio shows to take note of: Nov 6th at 7 PM Eastern on KVMR (www.kvmr.org), Nov 8th and Nov 10th at 8 PM Eastern on Americana Central Web Radio (www.myspace.com/americanawebradio) , Nov 9th at 2 PM Eastern on KZSC (www.kzsc.org), and Nov 11th on KPIG at 1 PM Eastern (www.kpigradio.com).

Maring participates in the IBMA Songwriter Showcase

Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin performed at the IBMA conference in Nashville, TN on October 5, 2007.

More photos in the gallery....

New article in the Southern Illinoisan spotlights the effect of the Internet on Maring's career

New Paisley tribute album

Check out the new article in the Southern Illinoisan, which talks about the influence of MySpace on Wil Maring's career.

This ran Thursday, October 4, 2007.

New Brad Davis album, "Where I'm Going: The Bluegrass Tribute to Brad Paisley", features Davis/Maring duet

New Paisley tribute album

Check out the new "Where I'm Going: The Bluegrass Tribute to Brad Paisley" CD, available at Amazon.com. The CD features Brad Davis, known for his role as a sideman (Marty Stuart, Sam Bush, Billy Bob Thornton, and Earl Scruggs) and his own Americana music. Brad sings songs made famous by Brad Paisley, bluegrass style.

Wil Maring joins in on a duet of "Whiskey Lullaby", the hit Paisley sang with Alison Krauss.

Check the Media page for radio show archives

Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin's recent interviews and performances are available on the Media page of this website. Most recently, those include the WKDW interview w/ Kris Neil on September 11th, and the WDVX Blue Plate Special performance on September 12th.

Tune in on September 13th for a morning performance and interview on WNRN in Virginia. It's located in Charlottesville. This pre-interview will let people know about her performance later that day at Queen City Brewing in Staunton.

On October 19th, tune in online at World Wide Bluegrass (worldwidebluegrass.com) to listen to Wil's delightful interview (live) with Gracie Muldoon.

On November 9th, tune in online at KZSC's 88.1, student run radio station, to hear an interview and possible performance on the "Heaven's Bar and Grill" show.

Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin at Chicago Acoustic studios

While in Chicago in August at the Great Performers of Illinois Festival, Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin sat down with Michael Teach of Chicago Acoustic Underground and taped a podcast. Hear Wil talk about her career and perform "Keeper of the Farm", "Rows", and a cover of "Don't Fence Me In".

Go to download the podcast and listen on your computer (or your ipod) at ChicagoAcoustic.net.

Illinois Times features Maring as cover story

The Illinois Times' C.D. Stelzer recently had an opportunity to sit down with Wil Maring as she discussed her career, life experiences, and what she hopes for the future. The article was published for the August 9th issue. Read the article.

TV taping for Springfield PBS affiliate in August

On Thursday, August 9, 2007, Wil Maring will tape two half hour shows for Springfield, IL's PBS affiliate, WSEC. Taping will take place at the Hoogland Center for The Arts and all are invited to attend (free).

Maring the Folk Alley Open Mic spotlight artist for July

Folk Alley (www.folkalley.com) has declared Wil the "Open Mic Highlight" in their latest newsletter for July 2007.

St. Louis show a big success

Wil Maring performed as part of the 2007 Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. She performed to an estimated 7,000 people with her band, featuring her on guitar and vocals, Robert Bowlin on guitar, fiddle, and harmony vocals, Tim May on mandolin, dobro, and guitar, Ross Sermons on bass, and Mila Maring on harmony vocals and accordion.

She did two radio shows to promote the show, on KDHX ("Backroads") and KCLC ("Acoustic Edge"), both of which can be heard on the media page.

Welcome to the new website, www.wilmaring.com!

It's been a long time in progress, but we're glad to announce the launch of www.wilmaring.com . Please contact us if you have any problems: info@wilmaring.com . Thanks!

Wilis using the Internet in new ways to promote her music. You can find a listing of all the social networking sites she is on, whether it be MySpace, hi5, YouTube, Facebook, etc., on the Interact page.

TAXI representative praises Maring's work

"This is the best stuff I've heard at TAXI since I can't remember when. The songs are beautifully written and memorable, the lyrical imagery is vivid and intense, the level of musicianship is stunning. Oh, and did I forget to mention the singing?! Well, the singing is pretty damn great too. I believe every word. I am forever under the singer's spell. Music of this caliber deserves to be celebrated. Superb. Can't wait to hear more."



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