Margaret Valentine’s songwriting is influenced by her early alternative and rock music roots combined with her passion for writing country and crossover songs that range in style from edgy to lilting ballads. Spending her early performing days on the upstate New York live circuit, Margaret opened for artists like Joan Osborne and Tonic. Inspired by early writing influences like Tori Amos and Stevie Nicks, she has continued to hone her lyrical skills and harmonic style while developing an original country and crossover songwriting signature. Margaret’s recent single “Love and Affection” has received radio play, and she was a featured artist on WEXT-97.7FM. Her distinctive early influences have melted into the fabric of what is now her alternately mournful, honest, and hopeful country sound reminiscent of Country music favorites like Wynonna Judd, Miranda Lambert, and Hal Ketchum.