Vickie Maris is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, author, and speaker. Her first solo album is Another Universe. It released in all the digital directories on 9.28.2022 and is also available as a physical cd.
In addition to her life as a singer-songwriter and recording artist, Vickie performs for festivals, concert venues and in smaller, intimate venues as a duo.
She is also a vocalist, rhythm guitar player and accordionist in the Americana band, Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday.
Her newest podcast is a behind-the-scenes conversation with Greeson and album recording engineer, Michael Kelsey. It is the "Making of Another Universe."
To book Vickie Maris and her band, use the contact form here in the website to have your inquiry forwarded to her agent, David Leonards, International Entertainment Bureau, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Maris first collaborated with Greeson when she fronted the band, Brand New Day, which recorded the album, For The Days Ahead in 2001. Maris and Greeson sang the lead vocals for the project and played guitar and piano. Two of Maris' originals, On the Mountain, and Light were recorded for that project. A Greeson original, Your Presence, was also on the disc.
Greeson's most recent album is Riverside on which Maris provided harmony vocals and played accordion on several songs. She is a cowriter with Greeson on Cutback Blues and Minnesota, both of which are on Riverside.
In 2015, she was asked last minute to fill in on the lead role for the reading at Purdue University of the musical, Betty's Diner, a new show that written and scored by award-winning singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer.
In addition to Greeson's Riverside album, Vickie has provided vocals and/or accordion tracks on a number of recording projects. A partial list includes: Burning Heart album by Lee Anna Atwell; accordion track on the song, The Witness Tree by Greeson and Malachi Jaggers (Stateside Bride 2-disc album by Vickie Maris); accordion track on the song, When You Come Back Home, Dale Bitner album, Between the Water and the Flame; and she provided the accordion part and the haunting lead vocals on the song Nature's Acts of Wrath, which is on the 2020 album, Collaboration, by Joe Peters and Frederick Michaels. Michael Kelsey played all the other instruments on the song.
Vickie incorporates her life as a musician into her pursuits as an entrepreneur and consultant. She works with clients, such as the Kelley School of Business Executive Education, Indiana University, through her business, Teach Inspire Connect.
She is a conference speaker, and a facilitator who teaches in executive education in the areas of leadership development, communications and team development.
Vickie is a fan of utilizing silence and meditation in her daily routine, and in better understanding personalities in order to improve communications. As an Authorized Partner - Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors, she serves as a reseller of Everything DiSC content (DiSC Profile, Productive Conflict, Agile EQ, Facilitator Training Certification, and more).