Deidre McCalla is an Atlanta based singer/songwriter and “Playing For Keeps” is an apt title for her most recent MaidenRock Records CD. With five critically acclaimed albums to her credit, Deidre McCalla has delighted audiences from Maui to Maine with her powerful songwriting, expressive vocals, deft guitar work and smile-inducing presence.
Affectionately dubbed a “dreadlocked troubadour“ by the Miami New Times, Deidre has toured nationally for over two decades plying her distinctive brand of contemporary folk – a rich, acoustic blend of folk, rock, country and pop. Her songs, artfully crafted and soulful, chronicle our strengths and weaknesses and celebrate the power and diversity of the human spirit. Deidre has shared the stage with a long list of notables that includes Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, Holly Near, Odetta, Cris Williamson, and Sweet Honey in the Rock.