D.C. native Margot MacDonald wins WAMA’s Artist of the Year Award


The Kennedy Center, the Birchmere, the State Theatre, the Hard Rock Café; these are all venues that not only are incredibly familiar, but are places that any artist strives to receive the chance to headline. For 20-year-old Washington D.C. native Margot MacDonald, however, these venues are all too familiar.

On top of finishing up a new album, the young talent was just recently awarded the Washington Area Music Association’s (WAMA’s) Artist of the Year and Modern Rock Vocalist awards at the State Theatre on Sunday for her incredible contribution to the world of music. MacDonald has been part of the industry since she was 13, having released her first record at the tender age and continuing to become a powerful name and vocal powerhouse for the following years of her incredible career.

It’s hard to pinpoint what MacDonald’s music is exactly like. In fact, it is arguable to say that it is almost impossible to do so since she portrays such a powerful example of musicianship rarely seen in any day and age. Her commanding vocals almost haunt the listener as they resonate with the harmonies that she relays track by track with her very own loop pedal, concert by concert. MacDonald has the power to bewitch any audience she plays to, no matter what age, with a performance that impacts from the first note that comes out of her mouth.

With her incredible dedication, it is almost hard to believe that MacDonald still finds time to host Young Artist Showcases and open mics throughout the area as well as songwriter’s showcases at the Hard Rock Café. As her career continues to elevate day by day, MacDonald continues to be a role model for so many aspiring artists and is sure to be an artist to keep one’s eye on throughout the future of music.