Maura McKinney Mastro

“From the intimacy of small cabarets to the glamour of casino showrooms to outdoor festival stages, legendary boxing rings and the wide open spaces of major league ballparks, audiences have delighted in Maura’s soaring vocal range and her moving interpretations of songs. Her energetic and passionate stage performances are her trademark!”

Maura thanks Bruce Springsteen for his “incredible live shows” influence.

Her music ministry and mission are all about encouragement and hope.

Maura has always had a passion for songwriting and there are amazing back stories to her songs that

Maura has yet to reveal… She recorded her first CD for Clady Records in 2000.

“Irish Roots” is a labor of love inspired and encouraged by her dad, Jack McKinney, {Phila. Boxing Hall Of Fame, Phila. Broadcasting Hall of Fame) and influenced artistically by her mom, a wonderful singer, Doris Kavanaugh, who passed away just before this release.

The follow up to Irish Roots was “Inspirational Roots” ‘a collection of originals and classics that speaks to love, to lost love and to faith’.

Maura’s 2005 release, “So Good” produced by: Doug Deforest, is “her personal diary, bound in lush, Nashville sound, set down with Maura’s rich range and lilt, and punctuated with rock and Celtic vibes.” Included is a song Maura co-wrote with the talented, Severin Browne titled “Memory Of A Good Thing”. Severin is Jackson Browne’s brother. Jackson’s music has inspired Maura’s enormously and the song is a follow up to a song she penned and then sang to Jackson backstage when she was a young girl, “Golden Dream”. The “So Good” CD closes with a tribute to Maura’s dad who passed in 2002. The song is a rewrite of a Phil Coulter classic as per Phil’s generous permission. Originally, “The Old Man”, it is retitled “The Ol’ Da'”.

The 4th release for Maura is “Shamrocks To Stripes”, “A catchy collection of her own compositions plus old standards – Danny Boy and The Star Spangled Banner – with captivating vocal accent on familiar lyrics not heard until now… They are songs of faith and family, patriotism and passion.” (Jim Nicholson, Phila. daily News) Her most recent single “Step, Slide And Fly” with an original line dance was filmed on the stage at The Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. A new CD is forthcoming!

In 2010, Maura debuted her Christian show, “Spreading Joy” for churches and venue events and has performed it many times since. Her songs have earned her two Radio Mike Awards as well as 3 Indie music nominations.

In addition, Maura performs with her talented husband, Frank Mastro at corporate events and in showrooms across the country, offering comedy, singing and celebrity impressions.