Kaylyn Marie is singer-songwriter-guitarist, bandleader, and actress with over 15 years of performing experience from national TV to local venues. Her solo work has been described as “Soulful Americana” echoing writing and vocal traits of Sara Bareilles and Laura Marling. She is releasing music from her sophomore EP “Forget Me Not” from January to June 2021. Her band project “The Wildlings” possess a vintage pop feel with bits of blues, jabs of jazz, and snippets of swing. She is releasing a series of songs with the Wildlings in 2022. Some professional highlights include winning a Kennedy Center Award of Excellence in the Arts, becoming a finalist on American Idol, originating a role in a new musical titled “Music City” produced by Dede Harris (Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen), accomplishing multiple artist residencies in New York City (Rockwood, Joe’s Pub, Pete’s Candy store), independently recording 3 records, carrying a lead role on a Lifetime TV film, and performing as a Protest singer in Steven Spielberg’s “The Post”. Though noted for her witty eloquence, candid lyricism, and vocal prowess it is her ability to perform in any genre or role with sheer authenticity that captures audiences and leaves them feeling they’ve been in the company of a seasoned performer and longtime pal.