Belle-Skinner aka Maria Brosgol is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer based in Upstate New York and Brooklyn. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and desert nomads – nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of genres – from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop and rock – her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, and Angel Olsen.
Opening for acts such as Mitski,Sean Rowe, Bill Ryder-Jones, Joy Ike, Saint Saviour, Novelty Daughter, Winterpills, and Heather Maloney, she has performed at venerated venues like The Linda, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and the Roundhouse Theatre in London.
In 2015 she was a finalist at the Telluride Troubadour Competition; a showcasing songwriter on the main-stage at Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO; a semi-finalist in The 2015 Great American Songwriting Contest; a finalist in July 2016’s SolarFest Songwriter Showcase; a showcasing artist at August 2016’s MusikFest, the country’s largest free music festival; and a performer at Brooklyn’s famous Northside Festival in 2017 and 2018.
Voted “Best of 2017” by Sofar NYC
Winner of The Deli Magazine’s NYC Artist of the Month (January 2017)
“A hidden treasure…Belle-Skinner reflects the deepest flaws and the greatest beauties of human nature within her music, which is both charming and chilling, and a simple joy to listen to.”
-The Wild Honey Pie