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Let the Girl's Play! Concert featuring Kalie Shorr of the Song Suffragettes and Maine Academy of Modern Music's Girls Rock! Band

  • Aura 121 Center Street Portland, ME 04101 (map)

Enjoy a night out supporting local and national female artists.

A country artist with a sweet voice but strong work ethic, Kalie Shorr took the hard road to stardom as she first made her name in Nashville as a teenager. Shorr was born and raised in Portland, Maine on July 11, 1994, where she was the youngest of seven children born to a single mother. Shorr soaked up a rich variety of influences from her siblings, and at the age of six, she began writing songs. At 13, Shorr learned to play guitar and gained experience playing in a rock band in Portland, singing Pink Floyd and Nirvana covers in a friend’s basement. While she loved rock and pop, Shorr was certain that her future lay in country music after hearing Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt, originally by Nine Inch Nails. Determined to make her mark, Shorr took extra classes so she could graduate from high school early, and then held down two jobs at once so she could raise the money to move to Nashville. 

By the time she was 19, Shorr had settled in Music City, and she landed a job at a hot dog stand while she searched for an audience to hear her songs. Things began looking up for Shorr when she became part of a weekly songwriter’s showcase called Song Suffragettes that highlights the work of talented female singer/songwriters in Nashville. Song Suffragettes helped raise Shorr’s profile which resulted in her first publishing deal, solidifying her dream of becoming a professional musician in Nashville. Kalie was recently named to Taste of Country’s “2018 Hottest Artists Under 25”

Song by song, Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) aspires to provide Maine youth with the discipline, freedom, and guidance to appreciate the thrill of making contemporary music, instilling in them the power of self-expression. MAMM is dedicated to building leadership through the musical arts. Girls Rock! is made up of female musicians from MAMM...girls who really rock! They play an annual concert in March for Women's History Month and performs other times throughout the year. MAMM also hosts a Girls Rock! Summer Camp each summer.

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Contact: Laura Genese